By Chelsea Chambers
“We cannot believe how much support we are getting from the community of Eagle. We are so grateful!” praised, Nathan Bartosz, co-owner of Squeeze In, a colorful and tasty new eatery in Eagle.
The first thing you notice about the restaurant, located on Plaza Drive, is its welcoming atmosphere and overall happy vibe. Brightly colored and filled with smiling faces, it’s hard not to fall in love right away! Not to mention the intoxicatingly delicious aromas that fill the air as soon as you walk in the door.
“We want everyone to feel like they’re at home,” Nathan shared. “No matter what. Absolutely everyone is welcome to enjoy a fresh meal with high-quality ingredients.”
Nathan opened the restaurant in July 2020 with his business partner and fiancé, Ryan Stevenson, and the pair has seen great success. Nathan has a lengthy background in the service industry, but mostly working in more corporate restaurants. “The first time I ever went to a Squeeze In was back when I was a teenager. I just loved the vibe! After many years in the industry, I decided to reach out to the franchisers about opening our own Squeeze In right here in Eagle and they agreed that it would be a great new location,” he explained. And even after only a few months of being open, and in the middle of a pandemic, it’s safe to say that Squeeze In will definitely become an Eagle dining staple.
“It was a little scary opening in the middle of a pandemic, but we were already a year and a half into the process so we just stuck with the timeline,” said Nathan. Squeeze In offers safe dine-in options, curbside pickup, and take-out. “We are taking all the precautions we can to keep our diners safe.”
Unlike many franchises, Squeeze In only has four “corporate employees” and are all about allowing their franchisees customize their restaurants to fit the community needs. So they are free to change up menu-items and tailor the business to Idaho, including a giant Idaho mural inside!
With such a massive menu and unbelievably generous portion sizes, there is always something new to try. Personally, we cannot wait to get our hands on their secret recipe biscuits and gravy and the Bogus Troll Breakfast Bowl, with sweet potatoes, green onions, bell peppers, spinach, turkey sausage and eggs!
“We are so excited to be here! We love Eagle!” Thanks Nathan and Ryan! We’re so glad you’re here too!
Visit Squeeze In at their brand new location at 228 E Plaza Drive or online at squeezein.com.