The Cheesecake Factory restaurant will open in early December in The Shops at Highland Village in a 9,700-square-foot space near Francesca’s and White House Black Market, with plans to renovate the southern courtyard near the new location into a drive-thru parking lot to facilitate an enhanced customer experience.

The addition of the new restaurant, located in a space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble bookstore, is expected to create more than 200 new jobs for the local community. Construction began in the summer.

The restaurant serves an array of sandwiches, burgers and other dishes, and offers appetizers and entrees.