BoSa Donuts, an Arizona favorite for sweet treats for breakfast – and throughout the day – is coming to Maricopa.
The restaurant, which has more than 20 locations around the Valley, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023 according to founder and licensor Jackson Chao.
“Right now, we’re just too far from opening day to have an exact date, but I expect by the first quarter of 2023 we’ll be open,” Chao said. “If construction is done early, we could open late this year, or be delayed a bit later; construction is hard to pin down exact dates right now.”
The project, which will occupy a pad of about 1,800 square feet just south of Bahama Buck’s at Porter Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, is currently under building plan review by the city. The Maricopa location will feature a drive-through lane.
Chao is enthusiastic about the location for the store.
“We have had requests from a lot of our customers in Maricopa for a store there,” he said. “We have been getting them for almost 10 years, and now we got a site by the Walmart, which is a really good spot for a BoSa Donuts location. Walmart is a well-known supermarket and a lot of the residents in Maricopa go to that location. There is also a high school going in nearby, and Central Arizona College is right in that area, so this is an excellent location for Bosa Donuts.”
City officials expressed excitement about the arrival as well.
Chief Economic Development Officer Nathan Steele said, “We always love to see more businesses come to our community, and more and more keep coming, so stay tuned.”
Chao said BoSa typically hires five to 10 employees plus a store manager at its locations. Many locations are open 24/7, but Chao said he doesn’t foresee that at the Maricopa location, at least not initially.
“We will most likely be open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.,” he said. “If it turns out to be really busy, we might go to 24 hours, but that depends on the location. If it’s quiet in the area at night, we won’t be open 24 hours. We’ll look to get feedback from our customers over the first year or so and try to tailor what we do to what the customers are asking for.”
Chao, who is the licensor for more than 40 locations of BoSa Donuts, said he still is vetting potential licensees for the Maricopa location. He said that person will be in place by the time the store opens early next year. “We have a waiting list of licensees looking for a location and we’ll choose the best one for that spot,” he said.
In addition to its lineup of classic donuts and other breakfast confections, BoSa offers coffee drinks, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, fruit smoothies, and hot cocoa for the kids on the menu.