The Cheesecake Factory at Hamilton Place Mall was evacuated Saturday afternoon.

Customers leaving said it was because of a gas leak, but the Chattanooga Fire Department said it turned out to be a false alarm.

A CFD spokesperson said there was a "knob malfunction" on a stove, but there was not a fire or gas leak.

The restaurant said it will reopen 'shortly' with a limited menu, which consists of salads and cheesecakes.