ello and welcome back to Business Briefcase! This week we’re going to take a look at a popular corporation opening two locations in Goodyear, as well as a small business that debuted this month. 

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Location: 406 N. Litchfield Road, Suite 208

As large corporations and small businesses continue to open in the West Valley, Goodyear is welcoming another family-owned business, Waffletto.

Owner Brenda Lugo wants to provide a memorable and exceptional dining experience. She does so with the help of her dedicated employees, who serve made-from-scratch meals.

With a menu filled with sweet and savory waffle options, Waffletto also offers customers a smoothie made with natural products, a coffee-based drink created with fresh coffee beans, or a variety of espressos, iced coffees, frappes or iced tea.  

Waffles are its forte, but there’s nothing traditional about its offerings. Customers can add a variety of toppings and sides to pair with their waffle, including berries, ham, egg and cheese, or Nutella. 

 Waffletto can also satisfy that hunger craving for lunch or dinner with the chicken and pesto waffle, or an apple cranberry or strawberry pecan salad. 

Of course, don’t forget to treat yourself to a sweet treat for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Waffletto’s classic ice cream parfait. 

For more information or a look at the full menu, visit


Locations: Southeast corner of Litchfield Road and I-10 

Southeast corner of Estrella 

Parkway and Roosevelt Street

With nearly 15,000 locations throughout the country, and over 110 locations in Phoenix alone, Starbucks has opened two new coffee shops in Goodyear. 

On Aug. 11, it opened its doors to the West Valley, just in time for pumpkin spice lattes.

The next time you’re looking for a coffee or a quick snack on the go, make sure to check out these two new Starbucks locations in Goodyear. 


Question from reader: I saw the Babbo sign added to the building going up next to the Harley-Davidson store. Do you know when that is supposed to open? 

Answer: Although construction on Babbo Italian Eatery was delayed in 2019, Goodyear residents can expect to see the restaurant open by the end of summer. 

According to a press release, the Goodyear location will seat 230 people. The restaurant will feature a full bar, modern décor, chandeliers, artwork and dark blue booths. The Goodyear location will resemble the store in Scottsdale.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Babbo’s opening day and take advantage of the popular $6.99 spaghetti and meatballs special on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

The menu will feature appetizers, protein bowls, pizza, pasta, calzones, salads, sandwiches and desserts. 

For more information or a look at all the menu items and locations throughout the Valley, visit