A Boise franchise planned for 2006 never was built, nor were any others.
Many of the employees who managed the restaurant when it opened were no longer employed there.
"The food had gone downhill," said Jody Paul of Hayden, who said she went in on Jan. 20 on her first wedding anniversary, after eating there on her wedding day. "I wasn't surprised. The place was pretty empty."
Commentators on Huckleberries Online were quick to agree:
"I am not surprised by the Cheesecake Cafe's closure. I went there when they first opened, with my wife and a friend. They had over 100 menu items, but no real specialty. I had an awful calzone. None of us were impressed with our food. It looked to me like they decided to do 150 things badly rather than 15 things well" - Big Mac
"I gave it chances....but it didn't deserve the third or fourth chance." - JIMMYMAC
The building itself is brand spanking new and it's a great space in a great location. Let's turn it into a throbbing Disco!