The Cheesecake Factory to open at Destiny USA this year

Destiny USA has confirmed what we already knew: The Cheesecake Factory is coming to Syracuse.

Destiny USA officially announced Tuesday morning that the Cheesecake Factory will open on the first level of the expansion later this year.

Last week, the Cheesecake Factory was spotted on new maps of the mall made for fall 2013.

Officials say the restaurant will occupy an entire corner of first level expansion area, near BCBG MaxAzria, and will have both an interior and exterior entrance.

The Cheesecake Factory anticipates opening before the end of the year.

"Destiny USA has been working with The Cheesecake Factory on this deal for quite some time," Rob Schoeneck, General Manager of Destiny USA, stated. "We have great leasing representatives that worked closely with them and weâ??re very proud to announce this highly anticipated venue coming to Syracuse."

Cheesecake Factory is a national chain with restaurants in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. They are well-known for their desserts and large menu.