Casual dining restaurants operator

Cheesecake Factory

(CAKE) - Get Report

on Monday said it is postponing the release of its third quarter financial results originally scheduled for Oct. 24.

The Calabasas Hills, Calif.-based company said it is waiting for the audit committee of its board, together with special outside legal counsel, to complete their review of the company's historical stock option granting practices with the company's independent registered public accounting firm.

Subject to completion of the review, the company currently intends to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the SEC for the third quarter as well as the second quarter, by the Nov. 13, deadline for its third quarter report.

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