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Some Chandler restaurants are cool with canines BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON
Passionate dog owners want to share their everyday experiences with their four-legged friends. Now pooches can accompany their owners to nosh joints in Chandler.
Uncle Bear’s Grill and Bar: Come sit and stay Uncle Bear’s Grill and Bar is one of the most dog friendly places in Chandler. The trio of owners— Todd Carey, Josh Allison and David
PAWS-ITVELY FUN: Manager Geremy Gillespie, left, and “Barketing,” Sales and Events Coordinator Jason Derby at Uncle Bear’s Grill and Bar. STSN photo by Lynette Carrington
Thompson—have created a dogcentric establishment that is rooted in the memory of owner Carey’s pooch, “Bear.” The restaurant features hints of Bear’s home, garage, backyard and neighborhood. Every dog has its day at Uncle Bear’s. The restaurant is decorated in a dog theme, including bone-shaped high-top tables at the bar, down to the shelled peanuts served in large doggie bowls that are on the bar. “Barketing,” Sales and Events
DOGGONE SUCCESSFUL: Server Danielle Yount, left, General Manager Kevin Grojean and bartender/server Jessica Carney pose on the dog friendly patio at Coach & Willie’s that has been a big hit in Chandler. STSN photo by Lynette Carrington
Coordinator Jason Derby explains, “Our patio is dog friendly. We have a $2 doggie menu that includes ‘Hunter’s Blend’ and ‘Boomer’s Blend.’ Saturday, dogs eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.” Any dog owner can bring an 8 by 10 photo of their pooch in a black frame and Uncle Bear’s will add the picture to its dog hall of fame. Hundreds of cute dog photos adorn the walls of the restaurant. The free Uncle Bear’s Grill and Bar mobile app will leave you happier than a junkyard dog with a complimentary chef-selected appetizer when you join the Loyalty Program. It offers current specials, full menus and the ability to make reservations. “There is also a monthly dog photo contest and the winner gets a $40 gift card,” notes Derby. Check the home page, UncleBearsBarandGrill.com, for a QR code access for the free app. Look for upcoming fundraisers for various pet rescues at Uncle Bear’s, too. Human visitors will love the menu. Choose from a huge variety of appetizers, soups, salads, fish, fajitas, tacos, impressive burgers, chicken, sandwiches and more sides than you can “shake a stick at.” For a couple or trio, be sure not to miss the nachos, served on mini tostada rounds. Uncle Bear’s will soon be opening its fifth bar and grill in Ahwatukee
CANINES WELCOME: Operating Partner Brent Shinyeda welcomes two-legged and fourlegged customers to the pet friendly patio at BLD. STSN photo by Lynette Carrington
called Uncle Bear’s Brewhouse Grill and the new place will also brew its own beer. It is expected to have more than a dozen beers on tap (including about 10 of its own brews) with other craft beers rotating through the mix. Uncle Bear’s Grill and Bar is located at 1980 W. Germann Rd. (at Dobson). Call 480-722-1555 or visit UncleBearsGrillandBar.com for more information.
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www.SanTanSun.com Coach & Willie’s: A fetchingly dog friendly establishment Coach & Willie’s is doggone fun for everyone. In addition to being a family friendly sports bar, they love canine company and the patio is petfriendly. “We have water bowls and dog treats on the patio,” explains General Manager Kevin Grojean. “It’s great that people can spend time with their pets and we also welcome service animals inside.” What began with a few dogs “paws-ing” on the patio each week has grown into a small community of pet lovers taking in the sights of downtown Chandler and enjoying the 42 bottled and canned beers and 18 beers on tap. The menu is chock full of woodfired oven pizzas, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Don’t miss the homemade pastas, including their specialty Mac-n-Cheese entrees like Buffalo Mac, Lobster Mac, Bacon Mac and Hatch Chile Mac. Saturday and Sunday mornings are a good time to bring pets when breakfast is served. Coach & Willie’s is located at 1 E. Boston St. (at Arizona Avenue). Call 480-776-6240 for information on the restaurant or catering. Visit CoachAndWillies.com for more information.
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and dinner) was the third restaurant in Chandler to apply for its canine friendly patio license and it is happy to oblige. Operating partner at BLD, Brent Shinyeda says, “It was an easy decision and it was no expense, except for the sign, and now people like bringing their dogs and spending time with them out on the patio.” Pooches are happy diners at BLD when their owners dine on the patio. “Our chef will do doggie dinners when time permits. He’ll cook up a dinner of rice, carrots and chicken,” Shinyeda states. The human menu at BLD is best described as “Continental American Comfort Foods,” but because it is a local restaurant, it can change up the menu. “We do two major reprints a year of the menu,” states Shinyeda. Executive Chef Ehren Litzenberger has cooked up a diverse and fun menu that includes buttermilk fried chicken and waffles for breakfast, BLD pita pizza at lunch and the “Not Your Granny’s Meatloaf” for dinner. BLD also offers a private party room that seats up to 40 people. BLD is located at 1920 W. Germann Rd. (at Dobson). Call 480-779-8646 or visit BLDChandler.com for menus and a list of events. Check out the drive-thru for barista and call-in orders, too. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WOOFIN’ IT UP AT WOOFSTOCK: The community and their four-legged friends are invited out to Woofstock 2013. Photo courtesy of Gina Sowell
The ﬁfth annual Woofstock festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16, at Tumbleweed Park. Admission to the event is free, however, there is a fee to participate in the dog walk portion. Leashed, friendly and well-mannered pooches are invited to the event which has partnered with the American Service Animal Society and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. There will be vendors, live music, demonstrations, rafﬂes and food. Maricopa Animal Care and Control will offer pet adoptions, microchips, dog licenses, rabies vaccinations and a variety of other services during the event. The entire family will enjoy this
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HDE Agency receives four awards HDE Agency received four awards during the APS AzTEC Awards ceremony held at the Phoenix Zoo Sept. 20, which was attended by more than 100 Valley event producers, nonproﬁt organizations, city ofﬁcials and guests. The awards began in 1994 to recognize the efforts of Arizona event professionals for their hard work. The agency won the Outstanding Event of the Year Award for its signature event, Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival for the second consecutive year. This is the ﬁrst year in the AzTEC’s 20year history that it was awarded to the same recipients two years in a row. HDE Agency also won the silver award for “Best Kids Element” for producing the White Water Summer Splash Tour. The event, which traveled to Queen Creek, Gilbert, Chandler, Peoria and Glendale, was held in June to offer relief from the summer heat. The gold “Best Poster” award was given to HDE Agency for its Ahwatukee Red, White & Boom artwork and the
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Paseo Lindo development to add new businesses The Chandler development, Paseo Lindo, will add Firehouse Subs and health focused One Stop Nutrition to the center, according to Red Development. The Paseo Lindo development, which is anchored by Target, is a 275,000-squarefoot mixed-use space, featuring specialty shops, fast-casual and sit-down restaurants and service providers. Access to the development can be reached from Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road.
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Kohl’s anticipates hiring more than 50,000 associates this holiday season Kohl’s Department Stores is anticipating hiring more than 50,000 associates nationwide this holiday season in an effort to support seasonal business in stores and growth on its website. “Kohl’s customers know to expect great things from us when shopping in our stores or on Kohls.com. In order to ensure we provide excellent customer service during the busiest time of the year, Kohl’s is hiring more than 50,000 associates across the country to maintain the high level of service our shoppers appreciate,” Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer says. “These additional associates will help us provide an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience to our valued customers.” The department store expects to hire an average of 40 associates per store to provide shoppers with excellent customer service throughout the holiday season at its 1,158 stores in 49 states. The company is also anticipating hiring approximately 6,400 seasonal positions at distribution centers across the country and approximately 350 seasonal credit operations positions. Seasonal associates can work anywhere from a few hours to more than 20 hours per week, with typical store jobs including unloading trucks, freight processing, stocking and cash register duties. The hiring began in September. Most jobs are expected to be filled by mid-November. The company distribution centers hiring began in August. The hiring levels at the specific locations will vary depending on the business needs of each facility. For employment opportunities visit KohlsCareers.com.
Burger 21 coming to Chandler Burger 21, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurant Inc., signed its first franchise agreement in the western United States; bringing the restaurant to Chandler. “This is a significant achievement in our company’s history as Burger 21 expands westward for the first time,” Mark Johnston, says, Burger 21 president and chief concept officer of Front Burner Brands, management company for Burger 21. “Our first Arizona franchisee, Dan Lenhauser, has a wealth of franchising experience that will ensure the brand’s success in the state. We look forward to introducing Chandler residents to our innovative 21 crafted burgers and hand-dipped shakes.” Seasoned multi-unit Subway franchise owner, Lenhauser, who has more than 15 years of experience in the Phoenix market, will open the first Burger 21 restaurant in Chandler in 2014. “It’s exciting to be the first franchisee to bring Burger 21 out West, and I know that Chandler residents will appreciate the brand’s diverse menu and ‘beyond the better burger’ experience that is truly unlike any other in town,” Lenhauser says. “The extensive training and support that I’ll receive from Front Burner Brands, coupled with my food service and franchising experience, will allow me to further establish Burger 21’s presence in Arizona.” He plans to pursue a second unit in the Phoenix market over the next several years. Burger 21 recently was named one of Fast Casual’s Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” of 2013.
The concept ranked No. 22 based on its variety of innovative recipes and recent expansion. In addition, the franchise’s gluten-free menu received the No. 1 ranking in the “Top 10 Menu Innovations” category and Mark Johnston was recognized as one of the “Top 20 People” for his strategic leadership in the growth and development of the brand. Since launching in the fall of 2011, Burger 21 has signed franchise agreements with 12 different entities in nine states to develop a total of 22 franchised units in cities across the country.
Franchise opportunities with Burger 21 Burger 21 is seeking single- and multi-unit operators with restaurant experience to join its upscale fast-casual dining concept. Franchisee candidates should have a minimum net worth of $500,000 and liquid assets of at least $200,000 per unit. Burger 21 will be developed through both singleunit agreements and area development agreements. Franchisees can expect the total investment for one restaurant to be approximately $414,495 to $831,995, depending on the real estate site selected. The initial franchise fee is $40,000; however, reduced franchise fees apply for area development agreements of four or more units. To learn more about ownership opportunities with Burger 21, contact Ashley Pollard, franchise development manager for Burger 21, at 813-425-6252 or apollard@ burger21.com or visit Burger21.com.
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Fired Pie opens in Chandler Fired Pie, a fast casual pizza concept, opened its third location in the East Valley Oct. 1 at 2855 W. Ray Rd., Suite 5, Chandler. The new location features a uniquely crafted modern edge decor with impeccable attention to detail. The restaurant allows customers to take on the role of chef by choosing which type of dough, sauce and toppings they would like for their pizza. The sophisticated, yet affordable pizzeria, also offers buildyour-own salads. “We are excited to open our third store here in the Valley,” says Fred Morgan, one of the restaurants three founders. “Everyone kept asking when we were going to make our way to the East Valley and here we are.” Fired Pie is the brainchild of Morgan, Rico Cuomo and Doug Doyle.
The trio worked together for more than 15 years, rising through the ranks of California Pizza Kitchen. Morgan and Doyle recently worked with the senior team at Oregano’s Pizza Bistro which brought them to the Phoenix market where they were reunited with Rico. They found themselves brainstorming about the art of making a great pizza pie: dough, sauce, cheese, fresh herbs, meats, local organic ingredients—and knew with the right precision they could become real game-changers in the pizza industry. “You will not get a better tasting meal in less than four minutes,” Cuomo says. “We know pizza and salads.” A fourth location is set to open soon. For information visit firedpie.com or Facebook.com/FiredPie.
Operations started at Ubora headquarters Ubora Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Jim Hayden announced last month that the information technology company started operations at its headquarters, 207 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert. The company, which is named after the Swahili word for excellence, provides clients with a comprehensive list of IT services, including networking, secure web and email hosting, data backup, disaster
recovery and technical support. Ubora also provides branding services, which includes logo development and website design. “We treat each client as a strategic partner, and strive to be an integral part of their business,” Hayden says. “Managing and maintaining your IT infrastructure with efﬁciency and reliability is paramount to business growth and success.”
Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen to open early November in Gilbert Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchens has signed an agreement to open more than 20 restaurants in Arizona, including one at Gilbert’s SanTan Village in early November. Chandler-based master developer John Stevenson has found development success with the Cheesecake Factory and most recently as a senior executive with the Tempe-based Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery. “I couldn’t be more excited to bring Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchens to more of Arizona,” Stevenson says. “I absolutely love the food and found myself seeking out Wok Boxes whenever I traveled. The unique all-over-Asia-inspired dishes, fast and friendly service, and comfortable restaurants make it an attractive option for Arizona’s customers and small business entrepreneurs alike. It’s big business in a Ubora is the result of a partnership between Hayden and Cameron Wells, an IT expert serving as chief technology ofﬁcer. Together, they bring more than 30 years of IT service and technology oversight experience to the business. The company has six employees and 24 small- to mid-size business clients. Wells says the things that distinguishes Ubora from other IT ﬁrms is the company’s dedication to helping customers make proper technology decisions for continued growth and
WOK BOX TO OPEN 20 RESTAURANTS IN ARIZONA: Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchens will open up a location at Gilbert’s SanTan Village in early November. Submitted photo
small box. With fast and healthy dishes from 10 different Asian countries, there just isn’t anything else like it around. Think inside the box, indeed.” Wok Box, wokbox.net, was founded in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2005 and has 70 franchises worldwide. Wok Box is open in Hillsboro, OR, and Scottsdale with additional stores opening in Canada, Qatar, Florida, Texas and Arizona this year. operational effectiveness, and providing excellent service. An example of Ubora’s commitment to excellence is represented in their “Five Minute Service Guarantee.” “Our commitment to clients is that when they contact us with a technology issue, we get back with them in ﬁve minutes or less,” he says. “Small businesses can’t afford to be without IT that works. Our pledge is to keep business interruption to a minimum.” For more information visit uborait. com.
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The annual Chandler 100 recognition ceremony, which is being held by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, will begin at 6 p.m. Tue., Oct. 15 to honor influential businesses in Chandler. The ceremony will be held at the Hilton Phoenix/ Chandler. This year, J2 Media, the Chamber’s multimedia sponsor, will help spotlight the most influential businesses in the community during the past year. The businesses recognized will receive handblown glass, courtesy of the partnership with di Sciacca. “Every year we look forward to this event and this year is no exception,” President and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Terri Kimble says. “The Chandler 100 is one of our annual events where we honor the top 100 companies who make an impact here in Chandler. I continue to be inspired and take pride in all that the business community in Chandler has to offer.” Tickets for the event are $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers and $550 for a corporate table of 10. All corporate tables will receive a reserved table sign with their company logo. Refunds will not be given 72 hours prior to the event. Registration can be done at chandlerchamber.com. For information call 480-963-4571.
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Top 100 companies to be honored by Chamber of Commerce President addresses SE Valley branch of AAUW Kimble will address the Southeast Valley branch of the American Association of University Women at 7 p.m., Mon., Oct. 21 at the Holiday Inn Ocotillo. The presentation will depict a lively overall picture of Chandler’s past, present and future.
After Business Hours set for October The next Business After Business event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 17 at Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 2142. Attendees will have the chance to win the “Chamber Cash Pot” which is being sponsored by Thorobred Chevrolet.
Win free tickets to Holiday Enchantment Individuals have the opportunity to win free tickets to Holiday Enchantment by filling out a survey on its Facebook page. The event will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Fri., Nov. 8 at SoHo63 in downtown Chandler.
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Tibshraeny will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Thu., Oct. 10 at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201; Technology Lunch Seminar Series Mobile Phones and Tablets will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thu., Oct. 10 at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce; Holiday Enchantment Committee Meeting, which is open to all members, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thu., Oct. 10 at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce; a public policy meeting will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 11 at the Chandler Chamber Commerce, and Small Business Counseling will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon. Fri., Oct. 11 at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
Contact the Chamber The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. Unless otherwise specified, for more information and to register for these programs, call 480-963-4571, visit chandlerchamber.com or meetup.com/ ChandlerChamber.