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Your favorite restaurant might be opening near you! New locations for 5 of our faves

Some of our favorite restaurants are expanding!

Yummy restaurants make good neighbors! Across the state, popular restaurants are expanding to bring you new eats in new locations. We’ve got a growing list of the rising stars of the local restaurant scene, so you can keep your eye on the eateries moving in next door.

Studio 5 Food Editor Maddy Tolman has been tracking it for us. She shared a few favorite restaurants that are making big moves across the state.


If you’re always on the lookout for new places to eat, then you’ll love what’s happening across Utah’s restaurant scene. From familiar favorites to exciting newcomers, it seems like there’s something delicious popping up in every corner of the state. “When I see restaurants expanding, it means more people are loving it. And that means I’ve got to try it!” Maddy said.

The Orange Peel

First up on the hit list: The Orange Peel. Originating in Southern Utah, this spot is famous for its smoothies, acai bowls, and boba teas. Recently, they’ve opened a new location in Kaysville, right off the freeway in a sports complex building. It’s next to the Picklr and Shoot 360, so a perfect location for those athletes looking to grab a post-training drink.

Their menu is all customizable to your liking. They offer protein add-ins for those looking to pack in a little more protein.

Looking for a sweet way to top it off? Order their Boba Cloud, which tops your smoothie or drink with a swirl of cotton candy.

Cheesecake Factory

Next on the list is a nationwide favorite, The Cheesecake Factory, which is opening its third Utah location in Orem’s University Mall. This will be the first location outside of Salt Lake County, and the hype for this grand opening is huge!

If you’re a fan of their decadent cheesecakes (who isn’t?), mark your calendar. The restaurant announced they’ll officially open their doors on July 2nd, 2024.

Jack in the Box

If fast food is more your style, you’ll be thrilled to know that Jack in the Box is expanding across northern Utah. You won’t have to drive to Southern Utah to get your Jack in the Box fix.

Jack in the Box plans to open their doors in the following locations:

  • Layton: Opening July
  • Ogden: Opened last fall
  • Logan: Opens September
  • 2100 S. Salt Lake: Now Open
  • 900 W. Salt Lake: Opening August


“This used to be my Northern Utah Secret, but not anymore!” Maddy said. For those craving classic Italian cuisine, Napoli’s is a must-visit. Originally based in South Ogden, they’ve now set up shop in Midvale.

The restaurant leans classic Italian, and is loaded with a variety of delicious appetizers, fresh salads, rich pasta, Italian favorites, and some seafood options as well. “Some of my favorites are the Chicken Picatta, the Scarparelli, and the Little Italy,” Maddy added.

You’re greeted with a bottomless basket of freshly baked garlic knots upon your arrival, to dip in your balsamic and olive oil. Name a better welcome!

While this restaurant is more upscale, it’s still family friendly enough to bring the kids along.

Seven Brothers

We couldn’t let the list end without Seven Brothers! This Hawaiian burger joint is making its mark in the Beehive State. With massive burgers named after each of the seven brothers, this place promises flavor like no other. From loaded onion rings to avocado-packed burgers, they’ve got something for everyone.

For dessert, make sure to order a slice of Mom’s famous banana bread. A freshly baked slice, topped with toasted coconut, and drizzled with chocolate sauce. If that doesn’t tempt you, go for a milkshake!

Seven Brothers is expanding in the following locations:

  • Farmington: Opened June 5th
  • South Weber: Opened June 20th
  • St. George: Opened in May
  • City Creek: Opened in May
  • Herriman: Coming Soon
  • Pleasant Grove: Opened in March

With so much good food to eat, it’s an exciting time to be a foodie in Utah. Keep your eyes peeled and your taste buds ready for what’s next, because you never know when the next great restaurant will open right in your neighborhood. Happy eating!

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