UPDATE Oct. 19, 4:26 p.m.: Construction crews will break ground Monday, according to Nick Robello, who confirmed they are still estimating a 2024 opening.
Carl’s Jr. is getting ready to make its Maricopa comeback.
First announced in late 2021, the fast-food chain plans to open a location on a vacant lot between Maricopa Animal Hospital and Rili B’s Taco Shop on North John Wayne Parkway.
New fences surround the lot, sporting signs for A.T. Meridan Construction LLC, which has a green light from the city to start moving dirt.
“Carls Jr. does have the required permits to begin building,” said city spokesperson Quinn Konold.
SimonCRE Content Marketing Manager Nick Robello also said he estimated a 2024 opening
The developer today could not immediately be reached for an update.
The restaurant will re-join the lineup of national fast-food chains on John Wayne Parkway which includes Taco Bell, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King and Sonic.
Carl’s Jr. previously operated a restaurant in Maricopa at the location of the current Wendy’s, on North John Wayne Parkway. That location shuttered in December 2018.