Sandwich brand Togo's debuted its newest location in Gilbert, Arizona, marking its first foray into the state under new management. 

To celebrate, two Gilbert store customers won free sandwiches for one year, and the local community is invited to attend the official grand opening celebration that will take place Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. The all-day event will feature music, prizes, and local fundraiser events.

"I am thrilled to open the first Togo's in Arizona, and I am confident residents of the town of Gilbert will become big fans of the brand once they try our delicious, seriously stacked sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more," says Togo's franchisee Monty Coury, who has a background in commercial development and the restaurant and hospitality industries. "I grew up in the restaurant business and once my wife and I tried Togo's food, we knew we had to open a restaurant near our hometown."

The Gilbert location is Coury's first restaurant opening, and he has two additional Togo's in development for Maricopa County.

Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the company is seeking to reach 400 new locations in key markets such as Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington by 2015. To fuel growth, Togo's is actively recruiting passionate franchisees to bring its offerings to new western markets. Interested entrepreneurs can visit to learn more about single and multiunit development opportunities.

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