Opening: Aioli Gourmet Burgers
Aioli Gourmet Burgers announced today it will be opening its second brick and mortar location in early April 2020. Arizona’s favorite and most award-winning burger spot will serve its addicting eats to the westside at Fry’s Marketplace, located at 13730 W Camelback Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.
“Our entire team is so excited to finally be opening a second location in partnership with Fry’s Marketplace. This has been almost a year in development, and we can’t wait for the store to open for our westside fans. We hope that this will be the first of many Fry’s Marketplace locations across Arizona,” said Kyle Hollenbeck, Co-Owner, Aioli Gourmet Burgers.
The menu at Aioli Gourmet Burgers is packed with chef-driven, flavorful choices of burgers like the White Truffle Swiss – topped with roasted mushrooms, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and white truffle aioli, or the Italiano – topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato, balsamic reduction, crispy bacon, and basil garlic aioli. Other options include the wedge salad, mac-n-cheese bites, loaded fries, beer-battered onion rings, and over-the-top premium milkshakes and floats.
In addition to a full-service menu, the new Aioli Gourmet Burgers location will feature a cold case with take-home gourmet sandwiches, bruschetta kits, burger kits and condiments including its signature aioli sauces. Now you can become a burger master at home with easy to use meal kits prepared by an Aioli culinarian.
“We are looking forward to Aioli Gourmet Burgers joining the Fry’s family,” says Monica Garnes, President of Fry’s Food Stores. “It’s a great operation with an award-winning history, and we think our Litchfield Park customers are really going to enjoy the experience.”
Open since 2013, Aioli Gourmet Burgers started as a single food truck, quickly growing with the addition of one more food truck each year since then. The original restaurant location was opened in 2016 at 32nd Street & Shea off the 51 Freeway. That location has served as the brand’s home base for the past three-and-a-half years.
Year-over-year, the brand has more than doubled in size and sales with several other food truck concepts introduced including Modern Tortilla and Oak Wood-Fire Pizza. Today, the restaurant group’s portfolio boasts seven food trucks, two taco carts, and a pizza cart, specializing in catering private events, birthdays, and weddings.
The restaurant group is led under the culinary direction of Chef Tommy D’Ambrosio, who, from a young age, had a passion for cooking. Combining different flavors to make one-of-a-kind culinary creations, Chef Tommy was inspired by his grandmother, and having a huge Italian family- cooking and eating was a big part of his life.
Chef Tommy went to the Culinary Institute of America and completed an apprenticeship at The Greenbrier in West Virginia before returning to his hometown in Phoenix to open Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Tommy opened Aioli with two of his childhood friends, Kyle Hollenbeck and Michael Cartolano.
Chef Tommy is a Chopped champion, he’s competed at the World Food Championships, and has won numerous awards including the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Burger Battle several years running. Aioli Gourmet Burgers has won the Phoenix New Times Best of Burger award for the past three years in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
For more information about Aioli Gourmet Burgers, be sure to visit online at www.aioliburger.com, follow on instagram @aioligourmetburger and on Facebook @aioligourmet.