Eegee's

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eegee's
Privately held company
IndustryRestaurants
GenreFast food
FoundedTucson, Arizona, U.S. (1971)
FounderEd Irving and Bob Greenberg
HeadquartersTucson, Arizona, U.S.
Number of locations
29 restaurants in Arizona
Key people
George Spatola
ProductsSubs
Salads
French Fries
Slush
Other food products
OwnerCEO Foods, Inc.
Websiteeegees.com

Eegee's (stylized eegee's) is a chain of 24 restaurants in greater Tucson, Arizona, as well as one in Casa Grande, Arizona. It specializes in submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads, but it is most famous for its frozen fruit drinks, officially called "eegee's drinks" but colloquially known simply as an "eegee's." It was founded in 1971 by Edmund Irving and Robert Greenberg, who combined their initials ("E" from Edmund and "G" from Greenberg) to create the name "eegee's."[1] The company has been highly noted for its social and environmental involvement, such as its tradition of donating time, food, and money to local charities; the collection of donations for local charitable organizations;[2] instituting the community recycling program 'Green for Green!'; and its program for training and employing the mentally disabled.[3] It is owned and operated by CEO Foods, Inc.

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eegee's original logo used from 1970's to 2011.

In 1971 Edmund Irving and Robert Greenberg pooled their resources and bought a used vending truck. In the beginning, Ed or Bob served their lemon eegee's frozen drink in front of high schools, at sporting events, and at concerts. Over the years, the vending trucks were retired as they turned their business into a growing restaurant chain in Southern Arizona. Currently, there are 23 locations in the greater Tucson area, as well as one location in Casa Grande.[4]

On September 18, 2006, eegee's was sold to the O’Connor family (CEO Foods, Inc.), continuing family owned and operated traditions the company. .[5]

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