Just a short time after leaving corporate restaurants and starting their own the owners of Perfect Pear Bistro in Ahwatukee Foothills have announced plans for a second location.

The second Perfect Pear Bistro will open in Tempe at the northeast corner of Ray Road and Priest Drive, 9845 S. Priest Drive, in late September.

“My buddy was laughing at me because even as we were opening the first store I was talking about a second store,” said Chris Hove, co-owner of the Perfect Pear. “My intention has always been to build a brand that can stand alone and be successful by itself.”

Hove and his wife, Laura, are no strangers to the industry. Together they have opened a combined 30 restaurants in four states. The two decided to go out on their own in 2013.

Less than a year in business Perfect Pear won Ahwatukee Foothills News’ Best New Business in 2013.

Perfect Pear is food focused, Hove said. They feature fresh, seasonal dishes with as many local ingredients as they can find. The menu has been updated once since opening and they’re working on a fall menu now. The couple is also looking into offering natural sodas.

“We’re really focusing on the future of what the demand is of the world it seems like,” Hove said. “People are starting to reanalyze coke beverages and fatty foods and things like that so we need to focus in on how we move forward with the times.”

Perfect Pear is doing some hiring and training for the new location. For more information, call (480) 248-6266 or visit www.perfectpearbistro.com.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com.

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