New York City fashion retailer, Cheeseburgers, has closed its doors
New York, NY – Cheesecake Factory, the second largest chain of the nation’s cheeseburghers, has announced the closure of its two locations in New York and New Jersey, the company announced Friday.
Cheesecake has been a fixture in New Jersey since 2009.
Its restaurants have been serving cheesecake and other baked goods for more than 25 years.
Cheesecloth was founded in 1999 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and became New York’s first major cheeseburger chain in 2013.
Cheesecrafts, a new line of cheesecraft food, will be introduced in 2019.
Chess is also closing its doors in New Rochelle.
The company said in a statement that the closure will “help accelerate our expansion and development.”
Cheesecoughs.com, a website for Cheeseprocess, has been in business for almost a year and was acquired by the brand in February.
The news of the closing of the two locations came just days after New York State announced plans to impose a 10-percent sales tax on food sold in stores.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a similar tax in his state.
Cheeshake has been operating in New Zealand since 2011.
The restaurant chain’s New Zealand branch opened in 2018 and in March opened in Hobart.
The announcement comes just a day after a New York Times article detailed allegations of sexual misconduct by several of the company’s employees.
In that story, an employee alleged that a female employee raped him at the company, but the allegations against the former employee were not substantiated.