Fans of Tucson’s toasted sub franchise Cheba Hut got some bad news last night via Facebook. Owners Steve and Colleen Bigelow announced that after over six years of slinging sandwiches, the location at 1820 E. 6th Street will be permanently closing on Friday, Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. due to “uncontrollable circumstances.”
Owner Steve Bigelow says those circumstances amounted to a disagreement between the company and him as the franchise owner, which he describes as still a “mom and pop operation.”
“Me, as the owner and landlord, and corporate could not come to terms to keep Cheba Hut open at this location.”
Though Bigelow says he’s unsure when or where Cheba Hut might open under new ownership, you can stop into Bigelow’s Cheba Hut from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 to say goodbye and get one last AK-47 pinner (8” French dip sub).
“We want to thank all of our loyal customers for all of the good memories and 4/20 parties,” he says. “If you think about it, Cheba Hut’s customers are happy and hungry and you can’t go wrong with that. We’ve absolutely loved the past six years.”
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for updates on the new location.