December 4, 2023


Professional waiter experts

Another sit-down restaurant on the horizon

Nando’s Mexican Café, a southeast Valley mainstay for approximately 20 a long time, has picked Maricopa to construct its fifth cafe, with a target opening date in the initially quarter of 2023.

The cafe will be situated in Edison Pointe, at the northeast corner of Edison Highway and John Wayne Parkway, on land amongst Earth Physical fitness and IHOP.

Tim Shaughnessy, a co-proprietor of Nando’s, claimed he expects to crack floor afterwards this month and take possession of the setting up in November.

“It will get us someplace all over 3 months when we get into the constructing right until we open for company,” he said. “There are of course some offer chain issues, specifically with the cafe tools. The most effective case would be opening in January of next yr, the worst scenario would be March.”

Shaughnessy claimed Nando’s will be just less than 5,000 sq. feet and accommodate up to 170 friends indoors. A 900-sq.-foot patio will seat another 60 and be obtainable for huge parties or non-public gatherings.

“Our bread and butter is massive functions and particular instances,” Shaughnessy claimed. “We can accommodate get-togethers of up to 60 individuals. If someone desires the whole patio, we can do that if it is not a weekend evening. We can also do buffets on the patio. I’ve observed the want right here for a whilst. I invested a lot of time out below enjoying softball, and we could hardly ever find a position large plenty of to accommodate the whole team.”

Nando’s will be a important position creator, using the services of 50-60 personnel, about fifty percent of whom will be comprehensive time. Management positions will be filled internally, in accordance to Shaughnessy.
“Management is by now in area from other dining places,” he said. “We test to train our men and women very well and retain the services of from within just. Most of our administrators have been with us for about 15 many years.”

There will be a lot of employment alternatives for people, he said.

“We hope to employ a large amount of local citizens and school youngsters as bussers, hosts and servers,” he claimed.

Nando’s specializes in Sonoran-design and style Mexican delicacies – enchiladas, tacos, burritos – and caters to a wide audience by supplying “the favorites people glance for when they go out for Mexican meals,” he mentioned. “But we have a large amount of distinctive products as very well that established us apart from other sites.”

He said Nando’s will carry its well known weekend brunch menu to Maricopa.

Rendering of the bar at Nando’s Mexican Cafe in Maricopa. [House of Form / Nando’s Mexican Cafe]

“We’ll start with Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,” he reported. “We have a distinctive brunch menu featuring things you really do not see other locations like our Sonoran eggs benedict with a masa patty alternatively of an English muffin, inexperienced chile pork and eggs, biscuits and chorizo gravy and breakfast nachos.”

The sit-down restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Shaughnessy said the bar will observe the cafe hrs until they establish there is plenty of demand from customers for it to remain open up later.

Content hour will operate from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday with exclusive offerings like tequila flights and exceptional food stuff products like chorizo and bean tacos, fajita quesadillas and Mexican sliders.
Nando’s was launched in 2003 in Gilbert and has included a few other spots – Mesa, Chandler and Queen Creek – around the past 18 many years.