Dinner doesn’t prepare itself. And yet, when you have a hungry family and busy work schedule, it can be difficult to whip up something delicious at home, and yet stopping off at a fast-food restaurant can not only become repetitive, but surprisingly expensive when feeding a larger family. By the Bucket wants to change that.
By the Bucket is a pasta-by-the-bucket restaurant that specializes in affordable, large quantities of spaghetti ready whenever you need it. It’s also officially opening its first restaurant here in metro Phoenix at 784 West Warner Road (suite A112) in Gilbert.
Prices for By the Bucket are specifically targeted at remaining as affordable as possible. The “Family Bucket” is 1.5 pounds of spaghetti and marinara sauce with half a loaf of garlic bread for $14.95. The “Middle Bucket”, which is a pound of spaghetti and marinara, with a quarter loaf of garlic bread costs $9.95, while the “Small Bucket” which is half a pound of spaghetti and marinara sauce with three pieces of garlic bread costs $6.95. Want to add meatballs? The two-ounce meatballs cost $1.50 each, and you can even add a full loaf of garlic bread for $4, 12-ounces of extra marinara costs $2, and cheesy bread runs $5. There is even a meatball sub and New York Style cheesecake on the menu as well.
By the Bucket is a relatively new franchise restaurant here in Arizona, with most locations situated in rural areas where take-out options are few and far between. This Gilbert location will be the first to move into The Valley, although it won’t be the last. Currently, eight locations are in the works for greater Phoenix.
The restaurant has not yet officially announced its hours of operations and which day it will be closed on (every other By the Bucket restaurant is closed on either Sunday or Monday). For all other franchise locations, the restaurant is open from around 11 AM until 8 PM Monday through Saturday, so expect something similar.
The marinara is all house-made, so it is not from a jar or from a can. The bread is also freshly baked in-house as well. So for anyone in the Gilbert area that is looking for a way to pick up an inexpensive dinner for the entire family, By the Bucket will be serving up buckets of spaghetti starting December 1, and make sure to stay on the lookout for announcements for the additional locations in the coming months.