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Iconic Tucson chain Eegee's finally announces date for the Valley's first location

The first Eegee's to come to the Valley will open on July 15!

GILBERT, Ariz. — Editor's note: The above video is from an October 2020 broadcast.

If you've spent any time in Tucson, you probably heard about or experienced Eegee's, a Tucson-based, quick-service restaurant that serves up iconic frozen fruit drinks and sub sandwiches.

Eegee's was started in Tucson in 1971 when the founders purchased a vending truck to serve their frozen lemonade drink at high schools, sporting events and concerts. The truck was eventually retired when the business expanded to restaurants.

For years, rumors have been floating around that an Eegee's, which has 27 locations throughout Tucson and Casa Grande, would be opening a location in the Valley.

It was announced Tuesday that those rumors are finally becoming reality in June 2021. On July 5, it was announced that the store would open on July 15, 2021.

The Valley store will be in Gilbert located at Baseline Road and Val Vista Drive.

In June, the company also announced that it would be hiring for over 60 positions, for both front and back of the house. A two-day job fair took place on June 12 and 13.

Candidates could also visit the Gilbert location for a guaranteed interview. The company also encouraged applicants to apply online.

Ahead of the restaurant's opening, Eegee's will be hosting surprise pop-up events around the Valley to give residents who have not experienced the drink before their first taste. Follow Eegee's on Instagram for dates, times and location updates.

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