Mesquite Fresh Street Mex, the rapidly expanding concept specializing in inventive and modern Mexican cuisine, is opening the eighth Arizona location for the family-owned business on Aug. 28 in Northwest Phoenix. The grand opening of the store on 1730 W. Happy Valley Rd. begins at 10:30 a.m. and the first 200 guests will score a free taco a week for the next six months. The celebration will feature giveaways of branded stadium cups, hats, shirts, bumper stickers and other surprises distributed to attendees.
“We are thrilled to expand the Mesquite brand in Arizona with our eighth location,” said Ahmad Alatrash, co-founder of Mesquite Fresh Street Mex. “Northwest Phoenix is a thriving area with strong businesses, services and a great community around it. We look forward to connecting with residents and sharing our authentic meets modern Mexican concept with the neighborhood.”
Mesquite Fresh Street Mex, formally Mr. Mesquite, is on an aggressive growth path opening four new locations in the last year with more on the horizon. Founded by brothers Naser and Ahmad Alatrash, the Mesquite brand specializes in bringing Mexican street food to neighborhoods across the Valley and generating jobs for dozens of residents. The company currently employs 150 Arizonans and are looking to hire 30 dynamic employees at the new Northwest Phoenix location.
“We are seeking ambitious and driven individuals ready to join a collaborative team,” said Naser. “We pride ourselves in a family-driven environment and place a large emphasis in creating a supportive and fun atmosphere for our staff.”
The 1,930 square-foot Happy Valley location will boast a spacious dining room with ample seating. The signature custom-built mesquite grill featured at all Mesquite locations uses real Mesquite wood chips giving the fresh meat a unique and smoky flavor. The cuisine is focused on incorporating the highest quality ingredients prepared fresh daily into every dish. The menu features authentic street tacos, killer burritos, packed protein bowls, big quesadillas, frescas and family meal kits. Mesquite has also become the go-to spot for Taco Tuesdays across the Valley with mesquite-grilled tacos starting at only $2.19!