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Cheesecake Factory considers West Town Mall restaurant

Cheesecake Factory considers West Town Mall restaurant

Popular California-based restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory is finalizing plans for a location in West Knoxville.

In documents submitted to the Metropolitan Planning Commission, West Town Mall owner Simon Property Group describes a 7,500 square foot restaurant on the Morrell Road side of the mall between the JC Penney store and the Belk Women store.

Irish Times Pub hosts first ever "Arthur Guinness Day"

Irish Times Pub hosts first ever "Arthur Guinness Day"

A worldwide celebration came to East Tennessee Sunday. "Arthur Guinness Day" celebrates Irish history and the creation of Guinness beer.

The Irish Times Pub and Restaurant in Farragut held East Tennessee's first ever "Arthur Guinness Day" celebration, but they did more than just enjoy good beer.

Kitchen worker has great attitude

Kitchen worker has great attitude

A Knoxville restaurant hired a worker with intellectual disabilities and found out his abilities make him a great employee.

Adrian Pitts demonstrated the last step in the dish washing process, "Put it in and it starts."

He started working at Northshore Brasserie about two years ago. Co-owner Brian Balest hired him to wash dishes.

Residents welcome traffic around Northshore Town Center

Residents welcome traffic around Northshore Town Center

Northshore Town Center still has plenty of construction projects underway, but with new additions the area is seeing a recent surge in traffic.

Now, some nearby residents say they are thrilled by the crowds.

"It's really attractive and it's really popular now that it's new," said Town Center homeowner Margaret Backhurst.

"I think it will be really convenient for the whole region in the southwest sector here."

Cheddars opens newest location in West Knoxville

Cheddars opens newest location in West Knoxville

Cheddars' newest East Tennessee restaurant opened Monday. It's located at Gallaher View Road and Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.

A good crowd was there for dinner Monday evening, and one customer we talked with says it was a good first experience.

"I've never seen a restaurant go up as quick as this did. I just live about five minutes from here, and I've been looking forward to coming in because of the experience I had at the Maryville restaurant, and the prices are unbelievable," said Ed Smith.

Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's opens Tuesday

Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's opens Tuesday

Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's opens its doors Tuesday at 11 a.m. It will be the chain's first Knoxville location.

It's located right in front of the new Kroger Marketplace at Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike.

The Austin, Texas-based chain is known for its authentic and fresh food.

Chuy's Knoxville owner promises an entertaining atmosphere and great food made from scratch daily.

The restaurant plans to hire about 170 staff members.

New fast casual restaurant opens in Bearden

New fast casual restaurant opens in Bearden

Simple and fresh, that's the mission of a new restaurant in Knoxville.

Zoe's Kitchen opened Thursday in Bearden Hill.

The Alabama-based chain caters to people on-the-go and to families. The concept started in 1995 with the aim of offering fresh, fast casual food.

Zoe's Kitchen says it has an array of options.

"Salads, wraps, pitas, we have a phenomenal dinner menu with steak kabobs, salmon kabobs, chicken kabobs. We make our own hummus as an appetizer with free-squeezed lemon juice," said Tyre Stuckey.