The Cheesecake Factory is proceeding with its plans to open a restaurant in downtown DC amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has dealt a major blow to the industry.
The new spot will open on March 30 in the historic Woodward Building at 1426 H St., Northwest, replacing chef Jeff Buben’s Woodward Table, which closed in 2020.
Some DC residents are overjoyed at the news, praising Cheesecake Factory and its famous menu that features more than 250 items.
— Rikki (@rikkimiller) February 1, 2021
Speaking to DCist in August 2019, Alethea Rowe, a spokesperson for Cheesecake Factory, said the company picked the Woodward Building location “because it’s in a very busy area with a lot of foot traffic.” According to Rowe, there were no plans for new Cheesecake Factory locations in the District.
The business currently has nine locations in the greater Washington area, including one in DC’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, and others in Bethesda, Clarendon, Tysons Corner, and Fairfax.
The business has 275 open positions that are available for its new DC location.
It’s the fall.
It’s my birthday.
I’m eating humongous slices of cheesecake and Skinnylicious burgers with my friends at the new Cheesecake Factory in downtown Washington, DC, and everything is alright.
— Maegan Vazquez (@maeganvaz) February 2, 2021