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New “stacked food” concept coming to Gilbert’s Heritage Marketplace

A new local concept is coming to the popular Heritage Marketplace with a unique culinary approach.

Grubstak will open this fall at Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue in a 2,968-square-foot space, not including the patio.

The concept works thusly: you choose a base of regular or sweet potato waffle fries, roasted root vegetables or romaine spears to act as a first layer; then each base will have unique signature “staks” with a wide variety of ingredients, meats, sauces and toppings.

LGE Design Build, who was general contractor for The Colony in uptown Phoenix and is responsible for Heritage Marketplace, is putting together the concept.

“LGE Design Build is constructing a dynamic restaurant for Grubstak’s innovative approach to fast casual with naturally-good, stak-able food. We are designing the space with large tables and open seating to encourage a social dining experience and incorporating bright colors to suit GRUBSTAK’s vibrant atmosphere,” said Dave Sellers, LGE Design Build president, in a statement.

Colton Grubb is the owner of the upcoming concept.

“We’ve taken comfort food to an exciting new level by introducing healthy and indulgent Stak options. Whether selecting one of our signature Staks, or desiring to create their own, guests will discover a unique eating experience that will make their mouths happy,” Grubb said in a statement. “We’re excited to bring a new flavor and experience to the community of Gilbert.”

Heritage Marketplace is one Gilbert’s crown jewels with a burgeoning local restaurant scene, including Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Barrio Queen, Pomo Pizzeria and Zinburger.