NOVI, Mich. -

The Cheesecake Factory will open its first location in Michigan at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi later this year.

Taubman Centers, who owns the mall, made the announcement Friday but didn't give an exact opening day.

“Having grown up in Detroit and watched my parents start their cheesecake business here in the 1950s, opening a Cheesecake Factory at Twelve Oaks feels like a true homecoming,” said David Overton, founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory.

The restaurant's distinctive décor will feature French limestone floors and decorative columns, hand-painted murals, contemporary lighting and an abundance of cherry wood. The 8,430-square-foot restaurant will accommodate approximately 225 guests and another 60 on the patio.

The Cheesecake Factory is already in nearly three dozen states

Known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, The Cheesecake Factory offers more than 250 menu selections. Appetizers, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches, small plates and snacks are made in-house, from scratch daily. More than 50 lower calorie “SkinnyLicious®” selections are featured, and no meal is complete without trying any of the more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts distinguished as America’s “best desserts” in Zagat's 2012 National Restaurant Chains Survey.