www.restaurantnews.com | June 27, 2023
Popular Hawaiian-style concept prepares for 26th Utah location on July 14
Saratoga Springs, UT (RestaurantNews.com) Born in The Beehive State with an aloha spirit, Mo’ Bettahs is sticking to its roots by bringing even more Authentic Hawaiian Food and Experiences to Utah with its newest restaurant opening in Saratoga Springs on July 14!
Located at 1152 North Redwood Rd., Ste. 101, in the fast-developing community of Saratoga Springs, the popular Hawaiian-style concept will not only serve up fresh dishes, but also bring fresh vibes with its state-of-the-art 2.0 Design. The brand’s new restaurant prototype, which includes updated signage and branding, will feature a new “backyard” plantation-style shed, along with mounted surfboards and artwork that truly depict the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture fans have come to love from Mo’ Bettahs over the years.
“It’s hard to believe we’re coming up on our 15th anniversary this July, and what better way to celebrate that than with a new opening in the state where it all began for our ‘ohana (family),” said Mo’ Bettahs CEO Rob Ertmann, who has helped double the brand’s store count from 22 to 44 the past two years. “Our goal with every restaurant is to bring our signature cuisine with an aloha spirit everywhere we go, and we’re thrilled even more of Utah will be able to share that experience.”
The new Mo’ Bettahs in Saratoga Springs is projected to bring 30 jobs to the community. It also marks the brand’s 26thlocation in Utah and eighth in Utah County.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14, followed by a grand opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. with Ertmann in attendance to celebrate the 15th year anniversary. However, for those who just can’t wait to get that special taste of the islands, a Friends and ‘Ohana Day will be held Thursday, July 13, with guests receiving a FREE Mini Plate between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for lunch and 6-8 p.m. for dinner. If that’s not enough, stop by on Monday, July 17 for a Buy One, Get One Mini Plate offer all day!
Mo’ Bettahs immerses its guests in the island culture by serving authentic Hawaiian-style food, using only the finest ingredients. Enjoy Hawaiian staples like the renowned plate lunch that comes with a choice of meat – grilled teriyaki chicken or steak, kalua pig, pulehu chicken, katsu chicken or shrimp tempura – with the brand’s one-of-a-kind macaroni salad and steamed rice.
To learn more about Mo’ Bettahs or to view the full menu, visit mobettahs.com.
About Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food
Mo’ Bettahs was founded in Bountiful, Utah in 2008 by Kimo and Kalani Mack with a goal of providing guests with an authentic Hawaiian island barbeque experience, just like they enjoyed while growing up in ‘Oahu, Hawaii. Mo’ Bettahs serves the plate lunch with an authentic Hawaiian experience, with items like freshly grilled teriyaki chicken and steak, kalua pig, deep-fried katsu chicken, homemade macaroni salad and steamed rice. Since partnering with Savory Restaurant Fund, Mo’ Bettahs has grown to 43 locations in Utah, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Mo’ Bettahs has plans to spread the aloha spirit to more communities through continued expansion in the coming months and years. Mo’ Bettahs offers dine-in, takeout and catering. For more information, visit Mo’ Bettahs’ website or follow on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
About Savory Fund
Savory Fund is an innovative private equity firm that combines over $700 million in assets under management with a growth playbook and expertise that has been developed over 15 years of operating in the restaurant industry. Savory partners with high-potential, profitable, emerging restaurant brands, to deliver financial capital, industry expertise, growth and revenue opportunities, profitability enhancements and new location development. The Savory team contributes directly to all aspects of growth and replication by using a proven playbook and methodology. Founder involvement in the expansion of a brand is a central theme of the Savory approach as founders carry the tribal knowledge around the uniqueness that has energized early success and is essential to future growth. The Savory Fund has invested in 10 brands: Swig, R&R BBQ, Pincho, Via 313 Pizzeria, The Crack Shack, Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian Style Food, 86 Repairs, Saigon Hustle, Hash Kitchen, and The Sicilian Butcher. For more information, visit SavoryFund.com.