For owners Mark Craig and Kevin Cox, the dream began in Greenville, South Carolina in October of 1995. Arizona's Southwestern Grill and Arizona's Steaks, Chops & Seafood now proudly serves four locations including Atlanta, Columbia, Greenville & Simpsonville.
At Arizona’s our uncompromising standards make our quality unique. That’s why we use only USDA choice mid-western grain fed beef aged to our exact specifications. We hand cut our beef in-house and grill over all natural hickory wood. We serve only genuine Idaho baked potatoes, simmer homemade chicken stock over 8 hours for our soups and use only genuine Reggiano Parmesan cheese. We serve premium liquors in our well drinks as well as use fresh squeezed juices.
They also own and operate nine Contemporary Italian restaurants know as Travinia Italian Kitchen with five locations across South Carolina, two in North Carolina, and two in Virginia with one new location opening in 2013 in Charlottesville and one in Destin, Florida. The ever-changing handcrafted Modern American Italian menu and the owner's handpicked selection of wines make every visit a memorable one. All served in an atmosphere of comfort and style.
Arizona's has been involved and helped support Pendleton Place for children for the last 13 years as well as the Mac Foundation through their established Arizona's Childrens Charities for the last two years. They host and sponsor an Annual golf tournament each year to help these individual causes.
Since their first tournament in 1999, the Arizona Open has raised over $850,000 to help support the programs and services of Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter. Both Mark Craig and Kevin Cox created and toyed with the idea of combining their love of golf with their love of giving — thus, the Arizona Open! Throughout the past ten years, many have joined our team, creating what is now considered one of Greenville’s leading charity events.
In our 14th year, The Arizona Open will continue its tradition of not only protecting children who cannot protect themselves through Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter, but also will now reach out to other non-profit organizations/foundations, making a significant impact in the lives of children.