Artist rendering of the new Gilbert eegee's

Artist rendering of the new Gilbert location.

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Tucson-based restaurant chain, eegee's, plans to open its doors to the bellies of Phoenix metro residents next week!

On July 15, eegee's is celebrating its Valley debut in Gilbert, located at the southwest corner of Baseline Road and Val Vista Drive. The restaurant chain is collaborating with local partners and offering guests the chance to win free eegee's for a year. On opening day, guests can take home a unique eegee's sticker, designed by Valley artist and designer Timmy Ham, in honor of the opening while supplies last. There will also be a limited number of "special edition" stickers, and anyone who receives one will receive free eegee's for a year!

eegee's has also partnered with country music artist and Gilbert local Jacob Morris to set the vibe for the grand opening. Morris has created an exclusive playlist for the big day. Valley mixologist and Fox Restaurant Concepts' Beverage Director, Mat Snapp, will also be crafting custom eegee cocktails to amp up the restaurant's frozen beverages.

"We're fortunate to have such loyal fans across Arizona, and we're humbled by the support and warm welcome we've received in the Valley so far," says Ron Petty, CEO of eegee's. "We can't wait to celebrate our first opening in Phoenix, meet our new neighbors in Gilbert and continue to grow across the Valley in the coming months."

The restaurant will open for dine-in and takeout and offers online ordering and contactless pick-up. Phoenix-metro residents will now be able to enjoy eegee's namesake frozen drink packed with chunks of fruit, award-winning French fries, and signature subs and grinders that have cultivated a loyal following from the Tucson area. eegee's frozen drinks include everyday flavors such as lemon, strawberry, pina colada, and skinny berry. The chain's rotating menu of monthly flavors includes lucky lime, watermelon, and orange dream.

The Gilbert chain will mark the restaurant's 28th location in Arizona. eegee's will be open Monday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The drive-thru will stay open until 10 p.m. The restaurant chain has plans to additional locations in Gilbert, Mesa, and Phoenix later this year. For more information on eegee's and it's Phoenix-area expansion, click here

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