A growing burger chain with locations in both California and Nevada has announced plans to build two new outlets in Arizona.
The Riverside, California-based Farmer Boys Burgers says it will build those new stores in Phoenix and Tempe, adding to the nearly one hundred locations the company currently has up and running.
Launched in 1981, Farmer Boys is a quick-service restaurant known not only for its wide variety of burgers, but also such items as monster-sized onion rings, French toast platters, and fried zucchini.
With an average building size of 2,800 square feet to 3,200 square feet, Farmer Boys locations are typically built on 25,000 square foot sites at intersections and other high-visibility sites.
To that end, the company plans to build its Tempe location at the under-developed 8-acre Tempe Market Station off of Rio Salado Parkway.
The new Phoenix location, meanwhile, will be in a similarly busy part of the city at 83rd Avenue and Buckeye Road.
Farmer Boys is also in the process of completing work on its very first Arizona location in the city of Gilbert in the new 19-acre City Gate Marketplace.
That location is expected to be completed in the next several months.
In a statement, Larry Rusinko, Farmer Boys vice-president, said “Expanding into Arizona is a natural move for Farmer Boys given our strong brand presence in the neighboring states of California and Nevada.”
Work on the Phoenix and Tempe outlets is scheduled to launch later this year, with anticipated openings in early 2022.
By Garry Boulard
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