RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen®, soon to be greater Chicago's freshest chef-driven restaurant, today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Oak Brook, IL. The upscale-casual destination serves Southeast Asian cuisine, showcasing dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. All dishes are crafted in-restaurant with fresh ingredients, offering explosive flavor developed from daily fresh hand ground spice blends frequently used in Southeast Asia. RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen, which takes its name from an essential ingredient used by Asian chefs, is a concept drawn from Executive Chef Mohan Ismail's memories of family meals his mother used to make. When developing his innovative menu, Chef Ismail brought together the exhilarating tastes of a half-dozen Southeast Asian nations through dishes that are not fusion, but rather capture the spirit and flavors of Southeast Asia. The restaurant features a full-service bar and an extensive wine list as well as an onsite bakery with fresh-made desserts that infuse traditional French flair into nearly a dozen Asian-influenced items. RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen is located adjacent to Oakbrook Center at 2022 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The restaurant opens today at 5:00p.m. Beginning tomorrow, it will open daily at 11:30a.m. For more information, please visit www.rocksugarkitchen.com, or follow at @rocksugarkitchen on Instagram and Facebook. About RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen® RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen is a chef-driven fine-casual restaurant concept that delivers an innovative menu of explosive flavors from Southeast Asia. Dishes, served family-style, are all handmade in-restaurant with fresh ingredients and offer explosive flavor developed from daily fresh hand ground spice blends commonly used in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The restaurants' design transports guests to an exotic locale the moment they step through the front doors. To learn more about the concept, visit www.rocksugarkitchen.com. About The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates 213 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A., including Puerto Rico, and Canada, comprised of 198 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 13 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and two under the RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen® mark (transitioning from Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen®). Internationally, 18 The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants operate under licensing agreements. The Company's bakery division operates two bakery production facilities, in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC, that produce quality cheesecakes and other baked products for its restaurants, international licensees and third-party bakery customers. In 2017 the Company was named to the FORTUNE Magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list for the fourth consecutive year. To learn more about the Company, visit www.thecheesecakefactory.com. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 15, 2017 ©2017 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.