Shoppers will soon have three new places to grab a bite to eat or a quick snack at Tempe Marketplace.
Here is a quick look at each concept and when they plan to open:
Barrio Queen: The local Mexican restaurant chain plans to build a 5,700-square-foot restaurant between Ruby Tuesday's and Thirsty Lion Gastropub. It will have indoor and outdoor seating, an open-air kitchen, and a tequila room for tastings and private parties. It will be the restaurant's fourth location in the Valley. It is expected to open in 2019.
The chain also announced on Twitter that it was looking to open restaurants in Queen Creek and the West Valley.
Drum Roll Please🥁 🥁 🥁
AND THE WINNER IS....... A - B - & C!!! We will be opening in @TMPDistrict around the first of the year & we are looking at locations on the West Side and Queen Creek.
Thank you all for responding & YOU'RE ALL WINNERS!Toda Madre#BarrioQueen #ComingSoon pic.twitter.com/YYA20DtpVV
— Barrio Queen (@BarrioQueen) March 23, 2018
Zero Degrees: The California-based food-and-drink concept blends Asian and Hispanic flavors. One of its best sellers, according to its website, is the Mangonada, a mango slush drink that blends sweet, spice and tang with spices Chamoy and Tajin, and topped with mango slices. They have other fruit-flavored drinks, spicy and not, as well as snack foods such as popcorn chicken, classic elote, chicharrones, and spicy sriracha wings. They plan to open a location in the spring between Tony&Guy and T-Mobile. According to Zero Degree's Instagram, the Tempe location plans to open in May.
Zero Degrees also plans to open a third location this summer at the Mesa Grand Shopping Center near Stapley Drive and Baseline Road, according to its website.
Auntie Anne's: If you've been to a mall, then you've likely seen Auntie Anne's employees either twisting the dough into pretzels or slicing dough into bite-sized pieces. The Pennsylvania-based company plans to open this spring next to Mojo Yogurt (Barnes & Noble side of complex).
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