The Cheesecake Factory is known for its cheesecake, but now the chain is ditching the dessert in favor of savory Asian bites with its new concept restaurant Social Monk Asian Kitchen. Set to open in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, the new concept restaurant is a major departure from the chain's usual fare.
Social Monk Asian Kitchen is a fast causal restaurant by The Cheesecake Factory. The new spot will offer tasty Asian dishes from countries such as China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and India. Unlike The Cheesecake Factory, the new restaurant won't focus on staples such as brown bread and cheesecake, but rather, noodles, curries, and rice bowls. As The Cheesecake Factory founder and CEO David Overton explains, "We were really interested in creating a new concept, and thought Asian food would lend itself very well to a fast-casual setting."
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