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Togo's Sandwich Franchise Celebrates 40th Anniversary by Putting Franchises in Arizona (Next Time, Send a Card)

It seems as if Arizona hasn't had its fill of chain restaurants just yet -- even if they come in the form of anniversary presents.

Togo's Eateries, a chain of fast casual sandwich shops based in San Jose, California (once owned by the same parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins) with nearly 250 locations, has announced as part of its 40-year anniversary, it will enter cities in Western states for franchise expansion.

Oh, shit, that's us.

Togo's has targeted Phoenix and Tucson as part of a goal to grow the brand to 400 restaurants by 2015. Currently, three Togo's restaurants are in development in Maricopa County, including one in Gilbert, slated to open this summer.

Togo's says that unlike the "mega-chains," its mini mega-chain offers guests "a deli-inspired one-on-one style service in a fun, friendly environment," which actually sounds a lot like something Subway might say.

Wanna hop aboard the Togo's franchise wagon in Arizona? You'll need to have a net worth of $300,000 and be ready to cough up about $150,000 of it for a single restaurant.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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