Eat Up! New Drive-thru Restaurant Opens in Arcadia
The team behind Diego Pops, The Montauk, and The Hot Chick have opened a new restaurant in the Valley, Eat Up! Drive-Thru.
Eat Up! is not a fast-food restaurant, though the goal is to serve customer’s food quickly The restaurant recently opened on the southeastern corner of 40th Street and Indian School Road, next door to The Porch restaurant.
Not to be confused with a traditional drive-thru restaurants, owner Caitlin Jocque, says the menu is primarily focused on family-style meals, which include a main dish and two sides, such as wood-grilled chicken, wood-grilled flat-iron steak, or braised BBQ short ribs, paired with roasted broccoli, potato gratin, mac and cheese, or cauliflower salad. They also have individual meals, as well as salads, sandwiches, wraps, baked potatoes, soup, and chili.
“We’re parents of young children, and we were just going through that dinnertime struggle, struggling to find well-rounded meals to put on the table,” Jocque said. “And we wanted a place that didn’t sacrifice quality for convenience.”
“Here, things are cooked slow but served fast and what that means is, I mean, this is real cooking. There’s nothing that is pre-packaged [or] pre-made with preservatives, [it’s] all from scratch,” she said.
Eat Up! has a small dining room with a handful of tables and booths and a larger patio with picnic tables and umbrellas.
The restaurant offers two drive-thru lanes, one that can be used to order and pick up individual meals, and another that will be used to pick up family meals.
Due to the time it takes to make those family-style meals, people are asked to order those at least 30 minutes ahead of time.
People can order over the phone or through their website, https://eatupdrivethru.com.
Currently, Eat Up! opens in the late afternoon, prior to the dinnertime rush. They plan to open for lunch soon.
Eat Up! Drive-thru
4001 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ 85018
Hours: Daily, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.