More than a dozen new locations belonging to the Tucson-based restaurant chain Eegee’s are expected to be built in southern Arizona between now and 2023.
The company, which was launched in Tucson in the 1971, has laid out plans to build 5 new locations in southern Arizona, but is particularly focusing on the metro Phoenix area where it will open a dozen shops.
The company, which already has more than two dozen locations up and running, is particularly known for its multi-flavored frozen fruit drinks, but also offers a variety of sub sandwiches, hot dogs, and salads.
Eegee’s already has just over two dozen locations, with plans to open a new store in a reconverted Arby’s space in Gilbert early this summer.
In an interview with the Phoenix Business Journal, Ron Petty, chief executive officer of Eegree’s, said “Phoenix will be our primary growth vehicle.”
But Petty added that by the end of 2022 the company expects to have a “big distribution” across the Valley of the Sun.
A majority of the new Eegee’s locations will be built from the ground up. A recent 2,200 square foot outlet opened in Tucson features a dining room, walk-up window, and drive-through window.
By Garry Boulard
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