Mr. Pickle’s comes to Scottsdale
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Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop, is now open at 10701 N. Scottsdale Road on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard.
“Since 1995, Mr. Pickle’s has been a premier sandwich shop specializing in innovative and crave worthy sandwiches, salads and catering,” said Valley resident Mike Nelson, who is also CEO and long-time customer who purchased the brand in 2020 when founders Frank and Michele Fagundes decided to retire.
“During its first three decades, thanks to its community culture, incredible recipes, and all its fans, the brand grew from one to 56 locations across northern California. We look forward to building this brand that now calls Arizona home, as well as helping grow it nationwide in the years to come.”
Hours of operation at the Scottsdale location are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The new Scottsdale location features all of Mr. Pickle’s most popular hot and cold sandwiches, notably the Mr. Pickle, which is chicken breast, bacon, Monterey jack, avocado and the works as it relates to veggies.
There are 10 types of bread and wraps from which to choose at Mr. Pickle’s, including the Dutch crunch roll, sourdough roll, sweet roll, wheat roll, sliced sourdough, sliced wheat, sliced marble rye, and various wraps, including gluten-free wraps. In addition to a wide selection of chips, sides include red potato salad, macaroni salad, jumbo whole dill pickles and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
OF NOTE: A cookie is also given FREE with every sandwich, salad, or wrap.
Mr. Pickle’s sandwiches accompanied by a cookie
“For those who do not know the brand yet, every order automatically comes with one of our melt-in-your-mouth cookies, a hallmark of the brand since its inception,” Mr. Nelson pointed out, adding there is also apple sauce available as a side in kid’s menus as well.
In addition to carrying its full menu and adding new recipes that fit the market, Mr. Pickle’s will continue to its close-knit relationships with vendors as it grows, notably Frito-Lay, Dirty Chip, Pepsi, Foster Farms, Max’s Artisan Breads, Best Foods, and Hidden Valley.
A leader in online ordering technology, Mr. Pickle’s partners with DoorDash and invested in Paytronix Systems, Inc., the most advanced digital guest experience platform, in the past year. Mr. Pickle’s uses the full Paytronix Platform for its loyalty, order, delivery, mobile and gift system.
“We partner with as many artisan bakers, regional farms and ranches that we can when sourcing our products, making every item unique to us,” Mr. Nelson said, who spent the past year bringing the business into the digital age and investing in technology that will propel the brand forward nationwide. “You will not see six-inch and footlong sizing from us — more specialty breads than uniform options.”
In addition to launching the Scottsdale headquarters and opening the first Arizona location, Mr. Nelson — a veteran of the restaurant business with more than 30 years of experience as an owner and operator of Wingstop, Subway Restaurants, and Carl’s Jr. franchises nationwide – will open a handful of Mr. Pickles locations across the Valley over the next 18 months including a second location in Scottsdale as well as restaurants in Chandler, Laveen, Surprise and Queen Creek.
“We only have one goal with this brand: for guests to ‘Enjoy Every Sandwich,’” he said.