Culver’s coming to Verrado’s doorstep

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Culver’s, a leading fast and casual restaurant chain famous for its ButterBurger and Fresh Frozen Custard is coming to Verrado Marketside.

DAR & GSL Enterprises of Arizona, LLC., purchased 1.3 acres from DMB Verrado on December 10, 2015, bringing Culver’s newest franchise location to Verrado’s Marketside District (southwest corner of McDowell Road and Verrado Way).

“Culver’s is one of the most popular restaurants around for a reason. They deliver a superior product and experience in every location, and we are delighted to have their first Buckeye restaurant in Verrado,” said Mike Burke, Vice President of Commercial for DMB.

Site improvements for Culver’s are nearly complete and construction is slated to begin the week of December 14, 2015. The restaurant is scheduled to open in Spring of 2016. Construction on the neighboring CST convenience store with self-service fuel is almost complete and opening expected in the coming weeks.

Greg and Darlene Landon are 18-year Culver Franchisees who reside in Goodyear, AZ. They own restaurants in Arizona as well as Wisconsin and Illinois. The restaurant in Verrado will be their first joint-venture with their daughter, Jacqui Landon Kliesner and son-in-law, Marc Kliesner. The Landon family expects to hire up to 60 team members from the surrounding area.

“Marketside’s premier location just off I-10 will help Culver’s and CST draw customers from the region,” said Mike Burke. “We are looking forward to continuing to add other complementary services and businesses to this commercial center in the near future.”

Verrado’s Marketside District is a 60-acre mixed use district adjacent to the I-10 freeway at the gateway to the community that includes Banner Health Center, Verrado Coffee Company and CST convenience store and fuel station.

Continued Marketside District development could include restaurants, shopping, medical, hotels and residential units that will be developed over the coming years. The district’s architectural character will complement the hometown feel of Verrado, while being more accessible to a larger market.

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