This popular Phoenix brunch restaurant is taking its massive bloody mary bar nationwide

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Choose your own tomato sauce, vodka, toppings and size at the Hash Kitchen bloody mary bar.
Choose your own tomato sauce, vodka, toppings and size at the Hash Kitchen bloody mary bar.

One of the most popular brunch restaurants in Phoenix is going national.

Hash Kitchen, an Arizona-based restaurant known for its build-your-own bloody mary bar, received a $200 million investment from Mercato Partners' Savory Restaurant Fund. Mercato Partners is a private equity firm based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

The boozy brunch restaurant was founded in 2015 by chef Joey Maggiore and The Maggiore Group, the family-owned restaurant group behind The Sicilian Butcher, The Sicilian Baker and upcoming Mexican restaurant, The Mexicano. Maggiore's late father Tomaso opened his namesake Italian restaurant, Tomaso’s, in 1977.

The extravagant breakfast menu at Hash Kitchen features cannoli pancakes, banana split brioche French toast, a short rib breakfast burrito and, its best known offering, a create your own over-the-top bloody mary bar.

The restaurant currently has five locations in metro Phoenix and soon Savory Fund and Hash Kitchen will work together to expand the business nationwide, with an initial focus on Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Salt Lake City, according a press release.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona brunch restaurant Hash Kitchen to expand: Where it's opening

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