Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café has announced its first Arizona location will open in Scottsdale Quarter in the fall of 2024. With construction beginning in the coming weeks, the new location spearheaded by strategic partners John and Sue Gilbert will join various other specialty shops and gourmet restaurants in the market-exclusive shopping center.

Husband-wife duo, the Gilberts, first started franchising with Nothing Bundt Cakes in North Carolina almost 10 years ago. After finding success with that, they chose to diversify and grow their ownership portfolio. Upon visiting the Sweet Paris College Station location, the Gilberts fell in love with the concept, the quality of the menu offerings, the service and the one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

“We are thrilled to open the doors at Scottsdale Quarter this fall and bring a taste of Paris to Phoenix. In bringing a unique concept like Sweet Paris to the area, we knew we needed to find a space that could showcase it properly, and we’ve found it,” they say. “We fell in love with the potential and promise of the city and the space. We know this will be a great success and look forward to opening our first location to residents and visitors alike.”

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café now has 16 stores in operation located in Austin, College Station, Houston, McAllen and San Antonio, Texas; Doral and Coral Gables, Florida; the Twin cities in Minnesota; and resort locations in Mexico. While this store marks the launch of Sweet Paris in Arizona, the Gilberts will continue to develop the area over the next three years further growing the brand’s footprint. As part of their multi-unit deal with Sweet Paris, they are already working towards securing their second location to open in 2025.

“The Gilberts have chosen a remarkable location for the first Sweet Paris in Arizona, as Scottsdale boasts some of the best performance in the country for fast casual restaurant concepts,” says Allison Chavez, co-founder of Sweet Paris. “Sweet Paris’ unique concept and cuisine will certainly occupy an untapped segment of the market in the Phoenix area and will contribute to the brand’s growth in the Southwestern US.”