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Texaz Grill in Phoenix changes ownership after 33 years

Nov 26, 2018, 7:29 AM | Updated: 8:59 am
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PHOENIX – When Steve Freidkin, owner of the popular Texaz Grill in Phoenix, decided it was time to retire after 33 years, he also decided to only sell his restaurant to a like-minded soul.

Freidkin said he found the right fit in Long Nguyen and the grill at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road will continue to serve the chicken friend steaks it’s best known for.

“After three plus decades as owner, chief cook and bottle washer at TEXAZ Grill, I’m ready to ride off into the sunset,” Freidkin said in a statement posted on the restaurant’s website earlier this month.

“But first I had to make sure that my staff and our customers, who are both like family to me, were all in great hands. It was very important to me that TEXAZ remains a family-run restaurant,” he said.

Freidkin opened the restaurant in 1985 and has since served more than 950,000 chicken fried steaks, according to the website.

“We want TEXAZ fans to know their restaurant is in good hands, and we look forward to serving up Phoenix’s best steaks, chicken fried steaks and more for another 33 years,” Nguyen said in a statement.

Nguyen also runs St. Francis and Gus’s New York Pizza and Bar, both in Phoenix, and the Clubhouse Grill in Goodyear, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.

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Texaz Grill in Phoenix changes ownership after 33 years