New Eegee's coming

The new restaurant at East Speedway and North Pantano Road will be modeled after this one on West Ajo Way and South 12th Avenue.

Cathalena E. Burch / Arizona Daily Star

Eegee's opened its 24th Tucson location Tuesday — a bit quicker than what the restaurant chain's top boss predicted last month.

Back in May, Eegee's President Robert Jensen predicted a late June opening for the new store in the east side Saguaro Vista shopping plaza on East Speedway and North Pantano Road.

The new location resembles the redesigned south side Eegees at West Ajo Way and South 12th Avenue, which Jensen said will be the company's template moving forward. All redesigns or new builds will follow the model, including having a drive-through window. Eegees expects to open two restaurants each in 2016 and '17.

Eegees, 7660 E. Speedway, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; the drive-through closes at 11 p.m. daily.