White Castle plans first Arizona restaurant location; expected to bring 50 to 75 new jobs

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- The White Castle hamburger chain has announced plans to open its first restaurant at The Block at Pima Center near Via de Ventura and Loop 101 in Scottsdale.

The new restaurant, which will be the company's first Arizona location, is targeted to open in 2019 and bring up to 75 new jobs to the area.

On Friday, officials with White Castle announced, on its verified Facebook page, news of the new restaurant.

"For years, Cravers in Arizona have been asking us to feed their souls by bringing our delicious sliders to the state, and we're happy to announce that we're going to make this dream a reality," said Jamie Richardson, vice president at White Castle. "We are eager to become a member of the Scottsdale community, and to share our Crave-able menu items and quality service with Arizonians all day, every day."

The Block is located in near Scottsdale's entertainment corridor.

"We are thrilled to add this iconic brand to our lineup at The Block," said Daniel Lupien, managing partner of Palmer Development Group. "The fact that White Castle chose our site for their first corporate expansion west of St. Louis is a real testament to the dynamics of the area and specifically The Block at Pima Center. They certainly had many options to choose from."

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