Chompie’s Tempe location shuts down after 25 years
PHOENIX — New York-style deli restaurant Chompie’s in Tempe closed its doors Monday after nearly 25 years in service.
Chompie’s management said the decision to close the ASU-area restaurant near University Drive and Rural Road was made to allow for future brand growth.
“It is never easy to say goodbye to the people and communities that we have served for so many years,” Jason Ingermanson, CEO and president of JRI, a brand investment partner, said in a press release.
“We appreciate the love of our valued customers and we intend to continue to reinvent the Chompie’s brand to best serve them well into the future.”
As one of Chompie’s longest-standing locations, the Tempe restaurant served local university students, residents and business people.
“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the constant support of the community over the decades,” Howard Barish, president of Chompie’s operations and business development, said in the release.
“We take great pleasure in becoming part of the communities in which we serve and being the go-to place where our guests come to celebrate big milestones and everyday occasions.”
Chompie’s has restaurants in Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix and Chandler.
The deli’s bagels and breads are also sold at grocery stores throughout the Valley.