California Burger Chain to Bring Restaurants to Arizona

A  California-based fast-casual hamburger chain has secured two new future locations in Tempe and Phoenix.

The first Farmer Boys restaurant is already under construction and slated to open next month at the new City Gate Marketplace in Gilbert, but the chain announced Tuesday it will be opening two more Valley locations either in late 2021 or early 2022.

The Tempe location will be opening in the Tempe Market Station development which is slated to be built on Rio Salado Parkway near Perry Lane, across the street from Tempe Marketplace.

The Tempe Market Station development is slated to have a mix of retail and restaurants and a four-story hotel.

The Phoenix location of Farmer Boys will be built in west Phoenix on the corner of 83rd Ave. and Buckeye Road in a more industrial part of town. In March 2020, a limited liability company connected to Farmer Boys Food Inc. purchased a 1.83-acre parcel on the southwest corner of the intersection for $1.4 million, according to real estate database Vizzda.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to serve the people of Arizona with an unforgettable farm fresh experience at our three upcoming locations,” said Larry Rusinko, vice president and chief marketing officer for Farmer Boys, in a statement. “Arizona is known for its beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and sense of community. This mirrors our commitment to the communities we serve and our mantra to make friends of strangers by providing them with the hospitality and generosity needed to be happy.”

Longtime Farmer Boys franchisee Omar Mawas will operate the first restaurant.

Founded in 1981, Farmer Boys has nearly 100 locations in California and Nevada. The chain serves burgers and all-day breakfast, stacked sandwiches, hand-chopped salads and hand-breaded zucchini sticks and onion rings.

Click here to learn more about Farmer Boys.

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