The Grubstak Story

Grubstak is a one-of-a-kind up-scale fast casual restaurant that believes unique food creates wonderful conversations! Using fresh, familiar (but sometimes surprising) ingredients, Grubstak truly stacks on the flavor in it's Signature Staks, Salads, Sandwiches, Wraps, and Brunch Items and more!

Grubstak was featured on Guy Fieri’s show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on The Food Network. It was episode 4 of the 28th Season called, “All Kinds of Comfort.” The two dishes featured on the episode were signature staks picked by Guy: Sweet Lou’s BBQ and Grubstak’s take on Chilaquiles.

Colton Grubb - Owner of Grubstak, Chandler, Arizona
Grubstak featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on Food Network with Guy Fieri
Sweet Lou's BBQ Stak as featured on Diners, Drive-In's and Dives
Chilaquiles - Dine-In & Takeout Menu
The history behind Grubstak in Chandler, Arizona



Grubstak is locally owned and operated by Colton Grubb, a third-generation Arizona businessman and grandson of Valley automotive icon Lou Grubb. The family tradition of commitment to integrity, customer service and community continues with Colton and Grubstak.

In 1945, with $27 dollars in his pocket and a dream to make a life if Arizona, Lou Grubb boarded a train from Long Island and never looked back. Through hard work and dedication, he built one of the most recognizable and trusted businesses in Phoenix with Lou Grubb Chevrolet. As part of his legacy, Lou conceived Take 5, a popular five-minute long radio series focused on sharing stories, philosophies and beliefs rather than selling cars. Take 5 resonated with Valley residents and endeared Lou to the community. His love for his work and his passion customers lives on through Colton.



Grubstak is proud to be in the East Valley and a supporter of the Chandler-Gilbert community. Grubstak is rooted in family values and aims to be a place everyone can enjoy.

The original location was in Gilbert’s Heritage Marketplace, part of the beautifully historic Downtown Gilbert community and in the shadow of the iconic Gilbert Water Tower. Grubstak has relocated to Chandler, just south of Ocotillo Road off of Gilbert Road. This growing area serves as a perfect spot for Grubstak to engage with locals and bring people together with food options to satisfy everyone. Plus, we proudly serve local craft beers on tap!

We regularly partner with other local businesses to bring you the best of what Arizona’s entrepreneurs have to offer and support local non-profits. Just some of these partnerships include:

Chandler Chamber - Breakfast Group at Grubstak
Part of Our Community - Story Monsters Ink
Part of Our Community - State Forty Eight
Part of Our Community - Rolling Rack
Part of Our Community - Relay for Life - American Cancer Society
Part of Our Community - Made with Love Market
Part of Our Community - Kaity's Way
Part of Our Community - Gilbert Public Schools
Part of Our Community - Barre-3