PHOENIX — Country singer Toby Keith is adding another franchise of his popular restaurant chain, I Love This Bar, in Phoenix next year.
The restaurant at CityNorth, near Desert Ridge Mall, will be the chain’s third Valley location, joining Mesa and Peoria. A fourth site is in Tucson.
The space of 14,500 square feet will hold seating for about 300 and include an area for live music performances and dancing.
Expected to open in summer 2014, the restaurant anticipated hiring 125-175 employees.