PHOENIX — More burgers and cold beers are on tap for Valley diners.
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers announced Wednesday it plans to add three more locations to its ever-expanding portfolio by early next year.
The restaurants will open in Ahwatukee and Scottsdale, marking what will be a dozen locations in the Phoenix area; and one in Carlsbad, California, the chain's second restaurant in Southern California (the first is in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter).
Where are they going?
Pima Crossing, 8624 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
The Shoppes at 50C, 50th St. & Chandler Blvd., Ahwatukee
Carlsbad, California, 660 Carlsbad Village Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008
The Ahwatukee restaurant will be part of "The Shoppes at 50C," a development under construction on the southeast corner of 50th Street and Chandler Blvd. It is slated to open in early 2020, a news release said.
(The Los Angeles-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is also slated to open a location at the development, according to Daniel Ortega, vice president of the Arizona Retail Services team at Colliers International.)
In Scottsdale, the restaurant will be part of Pima Crossing, a shopping center near Loop 101 and Shea Blvd. It will be the fourth restaurant Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers has in Scottsdale. It is slated to open in September.
Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers is part of Square One Concepts and is the group's most-successful concept. In the last three years, at least seven locations have opened in the Valley.
Square One is behind other concepts like Wasted Grain, Bourbon & Bones, The Funky Monk, Famous 48 and High Dive. Not all have been as successful. High Dive closed last week after less than a year open. The group said it would open a new concept later this year.
In Old Town Scottsdale, the group opened and closed Crab & Mermaid, a seafood restaurant, and Famous 48, an American tavern, in a space next to Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers. Famous 48 reopened earlier this year at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale. After for the vacated space, it was absorbed by neighboring Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers.