Premium Irish Pub Chain, Prime Pubs, Opens Its First U.S. Location in Tempe, Ariz.

D’Arcy McGee’s to open in the Tempe Marketplace on Friday, May 23, 2008.

Tempe, AZ, May 23, 2008 --( The Prime Pubs of America, Inc., a division of the Toronto, Canada based $400 million dollar multi-concept operator Prime Restaurants of Canada Inc., today announced its grand opening plans for its first U.S. location. Prime Pubs’ brand, D’Arcy McGee’s, will open its doors in Tempe, Arizona on Friday, May 23rd with the official grand opening planned for June 12th.

“The state of Arizona loves a good pub, and what really sets D’Arcy McGee’s apart is the combination of our innovative beverage offerings and our fresh, upscale cuisine, which is a world away from typical pub fare,” said Arizona franchisee Mike Dizinno.

Renowned for its exceptional cuisine, D’Arcy McGee’s Irish-inspired menu features a variety of traditional Irish favorites such as Guinness Steak and Mushroom Crock and Leek and Salmon Pie, and contemporary favorites such as the Sirloin Burger, Grillbreads and Chicken Tikka Masala.

In addition to an impressive selection of beers from around the globe – including a unique Beer Flight offering of premium draught selections – the innovative beverage-program features an exciting array of fine wines, whiskey, single malts and a range of retro and modern cocktails, including Trader Vic’s Martini, South Beach Cosmopolitan and Vanilla Pom.

Located in the Tempe Marketplace at 2000E Rio Salado Parkway (next to the Harkins Theatres), the interior of D’Arcy McGee’s in Tempe is 5,050 square feet with 166 seats in addition to a 1,280 square foot patio with 64 seats. It features a stunning oak bar, comfortable pub seating, live entertainment and Irish hospitality.

The phone number for D’Arcy McGee’s is (480) 557-9087. Hours of operation are 11AM to 1AM, Sunday through Thursday; and 11AM to 2AM, Friday and Saturday.

About Prime Pubs
Prime Pubs is a family of authentic Irish pubs operating under the trade-marks of D'Arcy McGee's, Fionn MacCool's, Paddy Flaherty's and Tir nan Óg. Prime Pubs serve traditional Irish fare made from authentic recipes that have been developed over generations as well as a selection of contemporary favorites. The interiors of Prime Pubs offer a warm and friendly environment and many pubs feature furnishings that have been imported directly from Ireland. For more information visit

About Prime Restaurants of Canada Inc.
Prime Restaurants of Canada Inc. operates and franchises a diversified portfolio of leading brands of casual dining restaurants and premium pubs across Canada under such trademarks as: East Side Mario’s, Casey’s, Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s, Tir nan Óg, Bier Markt and Pat & Mario’s. Visit for more information.

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