The original location of The Grind, the restaurant named one of the 10 Best New Burger Spots in the United States by Bon Appétit Magazine shortly after it opened in Arcadia in 2010, will be getting a second location in the Greyhawk area of North Scottsdale this September. But the second burger spot isn't the first new venture this year from restaurateurs Allen and Traci Thompson. They opened Chick Rotisserie & Wine Bar (right next door to The Grind) in March and Mad G's Grill & Tavern in Tempe in June.
With so many restaurant openings in the last few months, are the Thompsons overextending themselves?
"Our customers have been waiting another location for quite some time," says Allen Thompson. "It was just a matter of when and where. The Grayhawk location has a wonderful neighborhood feeling and sense of community, much like Arcadia."
The Grind will open its second location at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14, at 20511 N. Hayden Road in the Grayhawk area of North Scottsdale.
The restaurant will boast over 1,800 square feet of space plus a patio and will utilize the same coal-fired menu of grilled meats and burgers as well as salads and appetizers, cocktails, craft beers, wines, and decor elements such as high-definition TVs, antique meat grinders, and photos of local celebrities (let's hope Joe Arpaio is omitted) as the original location.
In the future, the Thompsons plan to add a weekend breakfast at both locations.
The Grind 20511 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480-563-255 Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to close.