Popular Valley eatery Daily Dose is putting the finishing touches on a new location at Rio Salado Parkway and Rockford in Tempe, near Tempe Marketplace and next to Spinato’s Pizza. Owners JenLyn and Matt Long plan to open Daily Dose Rio Salado in mid-March. The Tempe spot will be the third Daily Dose, joining sister locations in Midtown Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale.

“We had been looking for the right location for a while, and finally found everything we wanted,” says JenLyn Long. “Ample parking, visibility, proximity to businesses, hotels, neighborhoods, the Cubs spring training facility, ASU… and the icing on the cake is an amazing landlord who supports mom and pop restaurants like ours.”

The menu at Daily Dose Rio Salado will include popular brunch and lunch items and cocktails including breakfast nachos, the hangover sandwich, cinnamon roll pancakes, the Daily Dose burger, an extensive craft beer list, and a variety of mimosas, bloody marys and coffee drinks.

“We are committed to fresh, flavorful, real food. That means no shortcuts,” says Matt Long. “And while we may be known for our splurge-worthy items, we also have delicious healthy breakfast and lunch items like the power bowl, four flavors of Irish steel cut oats, gluten free pancakes and waffles, and the egg white wrap, loaded with veggies and served with fruit.”

The Tempe space has undergone a complete design and build makeover. What started as one wall and a dirt floor has been transformed into a vibrant space. The new 3,000 square foot restaurant will feature the same orange accent colors and light, bright, cheery feeling Daily Dose is known for. Guests can dine indoors out outdoors on the spacious front patio.

Daily Dose is currently looking to fill 25 positions, including a kitchen manager, line cooks, food runners, prep cooks, servers, and bussers. Those interested can visit the new Rio Salado location at 96 South Rockford Drive, Suite #105, Tempe, AZ 85281, or go online to dailydosegrill.com and mention the Tempe location when applying. Call 602-317-3597 with questions.

Guests are invited to dine for a good cause on Friday, March 27, when Daily Dose Rio Salado will partner with Kitchell to raise funds for juvenile diabetes. Twenty percent of all proceeds that day will be donated to JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.