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Mr. Pickles opens second Scottsdale store

Posted 2/24/23

Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop has officially opened its newest location in Scottsdale. The restaurant, located at 14696 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 …

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Mr. Pickles opens second Scottsdale store


Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop has officially opened its newest location in Scottsdale. The restaurant, located at 14696 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Since 1995, Mr. Pickle’s has been a premier sandwich shop specializing in innovative and crave-worthy sandwiches, salads and catering,” Mike Nelson, chief executive officer, Valley resident and long-time customer who purchased the brand in 2020 from founders Frank and Michele Fagundes said in a press release. “During its first three decades, thanks to its community culture, incredible recipes, and all its fans, the brand grew from one to 56 locations across northern California.”

Mr. Pickle’s first location opened its doors in January 2023 at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard.

“We have had a wonderful welcome to Arizona and look forward to building this brand across the state, as well as helping grow it nationwide in the years to come,” Nelson said in a press release.

The new location will feature all of Mr. Pickle’s most popular hot and cold sandwiches. Notably the store will offer the Mr. Pickle, which is chicken breast, bacon, Monterey jack, avocado and the works as it relates to veggies; the Santa Maria Tri-Tip, which is actual tri-tip sourced from the famed Santa Maria region topped with specialty barbecue sauce and the works; and the Big Jake, a turkey sandwich with cream cheese, avocado and the works. The brand now also has two new sandwiches of note.

“The first is Listen Linda, which is named after my wife of 36 years and is piled high with turkey breast, avocado, bacon, Swiss cheese and the works – including our specialty garlic sauce – as far as condiments unless otherwise noted,” Nelson said in a press release. “And the second? That would be Della’s Deli, which honors my business partner, best friend, and Mr. Pickle’s president Dean Johnson’s wife of more than 40 years, Della. It features turkey breast, ham, salami, cheddar, and the works.”

There are 10 types of bread and wraps from which to choose at Mr. Pickle’s, including the Dutch crunch roll, sourdough roll, sweet roll, wheat roll, sliced sourdough, sliced wheat, sliced marble rye, and various wraps, including gluten-free wraps. In addition to a wide selection of chips, sides include red potato salad, macaroni salad, jumbo whole dill pickles, and fresh baked chocolate chunk cookies.

“For those who do not know the brand yet, every order automatically comes with one of our melt-in-your-mouth cookies, a hallmark of the brand since its inception,” Nelson said in a press release. He added there is also apple sauce available as a side in kid’s menus.

In addition to carrying its full menu and adding new recipes that fit the market, Mr. Pickle’s will continue to its close-knit relationships with vendors as it grows, notably Frito-Lay, Dirty Chip, Pepsi, Foster Farms, Max’s Artisan Breads, Best Foods, and Hidden Valley.
A leader in online ordering technology, Mr. Pickle’s partners with DoorDash and invested in Paytronix Systems, Inc.

“We partner with as many artisan bakers, regional farms and ranches that we can when sourcing our products, making every item unique to us,” says Nelson said in a press release. “You will not see six-inch and foot-long sizing from us, more specialty breads than uniform options.”

With Nelson’s purchase of the brand, he moved its national headquarters to Arizona in 2022, opening an office at 9332 Raintree in Scottsdale.

In addition to launching the Scottsdale headquarters and opening the first Arizona location, Nelson will open a handful of Mr. Pickle’s locations across the Valley over the next 18 months including restaurants in Chandler, Laveen, Surprise and Queen Creek. The brand also continues its expansion in California, with up to 20 new locations being planned over the next seven years.

“We only have one goal with this brand: for guests to “Enjoy Every Sandwich,” Nelson said in a press release.

For more information, visit www.mrpickles.com.