It’s official: Eegee’s is expanding to the Phoenix-area with five locations slated to open in 2021.

The Tucson-based fast-food favorite is bringing ranch fries, its frozen fruit drinks and grinders to Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Gilbert, with two locations planned for Gilbert.

“We look forward to becoming a part of the Phoenix metroplex, through job creation at our five new restaurants, charitable giving, and of course, our trademark frozen eegees,” said CEO Ron Petty in a news release on Friday, Oct. 16.

There are more than two dozen Eegee’s locations in the Tucson-area, with seven more restaurants planned for 2021.

Since its founding in 1971, Eegee’s has donated more than $3 million to area charities through various corporate giving initiatives.

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