International Japanese bakery, Uncle Tetsu® Japanese Cheesecake, makes its first expansion into the U.S. with a location opening in Honolulu on March 1, with plans to open a bakery in Arcadia, California, later this year. In partnership with Panda Restaurant Group, which owns Panda Express, the bakery will offer “Asian-inspired artisanal baked goods and soothing teas,” according to a release.
Uncle Tetsu® Japanese Cheesecake, founded in 1985 by Tetsushi Mizokami in Hakata, Japan, is best known for its sweet and fluffy cheesecakes, which are baked fresh in small batches and served immediately from the oven. Each cheesecake features the Uncle Tetsu® trademark stamp on top of the cake. The Honolulu location will also serve madeleines, cheesecake biscotti, Ooey Gooey cookies, and an expansive lineup of tea at the Tea Bar.
Tetsushi Mizokami, president of Uncle Tetsu® Japanese Cheesecake, says, “Since I started my first restaurant in Hakata, we have been working diligently to share our tasty Japanese cheesecakes with the rest of the world and have opened over 80 stores across the globe. Expanding into the U.S. has been a dream for our family-owned business and we are honored to have the chance to grow our fan base here in Honolulu.”