Fry’s Food & Drug Stores, Inc., announced it plans to invest $260 million into opening seven new stores in Arizona this summer and fall.

An estimated 2,000 jobs will be created at the union-affiliated grocery chain.

Six of the larger-size Fry’s Marketplace stores are expected to open in Maricopa County. In addition, a standard-size Fry’s store is scheduled to open in Tucson.

Fry’s Marketplace stores include Starbucks coffee shops, Murray’s cheese stores, sushi bars, soup and salad bars, indoor/outdoor deli seating, gas stations and pharmacies with medical care offered in Little Clinics.