Suns, Mercury to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Carl's Jr.

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury will open the doors to a new full-service Carl’s Jr. at US Airways Center during a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. To celebrate the grand opening, Carl’s Jr. will award the first 100 people in line with a free Carl’s Jr. breakfast combo. Fans are encouraged to line up prior to the ribbon cutting celebration.

Suns and Mercury President, Jason Rowley, CEO of Frontier Star CJ, LLC Jason LeVecke and Councilman Michael Nowakowski of the City of Phoenix, District 7, will host the ribbon cutting festivities, which will take place at the exterior entrance to the restaurant, located on Jefferson and Second streets.

“We are thrilled to celebrate with our great partner, Carl’s Jr, as they add a new quick-service option for both downtown residents and event-goers here at US Airways Center,” said Rowley. “Like the Suns and Mercury, Carl’s Jr. prides itself on an uncompromised dedication to customer service and the community, and we are proud to share in that with them.”

As part of their continued efforts to give back to the community, Carl’s Jr. will present a $1,000 check to both Phoenix Suns Charities and Operation: Military Kids, a non-profit dedicated to helping children and youth effected by military deployment, during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We look forward to serving the crowds of sports fans who usually fill the streets of downtown Phoenix before and after games,” said Jason LeVecke, CEO of Frontier Star CJ, LLC. “This is the 77th store we operate as franchisees, and we are excited to open it in US Airways Center, the home of the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Mercury.”

Following the grand opening, Carl’s Jr’s “Burger Brigade” will blitz the downtown Phoenix area handing out samples of their Made from Scratch™ Biscuits.

The new restaurant will be open to the public seven days a week and boasts a full menu that includes the franchise’s famous 100% Black Angus Original Six Dollar Thickburger®, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, MadeFromScratch™ Biscuits and Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes and Malts™. The interior will feature contemporary decor and offer direct access to select Suns merchandise.