These UTAH OWNED Businesses Became WORLDWIDE Sensations!
SWIG: 45 LOCATIONS
Swig is a soda drive-thru shop that stared in St. George and has quickly grown to 45 locations. But that number SHOULD BE much higher after all the knock-off shops that have followed Swig. Sodalicious, Fiiz, Pop!, Quench-It, and dozens more. They're in 5 states and counting, and The Larry H. Miller Company has just acquired majority stake of the company. That acquisition will be huge for Swig. This will bring them into the Utah Jazz games, and Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters! Not bad for a small little drink shop out of St. George.
ARCTIC CIRCLE: 70 LOCATIONS
A Utah fast food favorite: Arctic Circle. From burgers, to fish, to "chicken rings", and some of the best shakes you'll ever have! Headquartered in Middle, Utah, they are now in 7 states and ALSO.. claim to have invented the Kids Meal, and FRY SAUCE! Could that be true? I may need to investigate!
CUPBOP: 45 LOCATIONS USA - OVER 100 IN INDONESIA
Starting out as a food truck in Salt Lake County, Cupbop has EXPLODED across the world. Cupbop is a Korean BBQ restaurant that is VERY unlike any Asian fast food restaurant. They want to "Crush Panda Express" and they may not be far off. The founders, J Park, J.K. Kim and Jung Song all born in South Korea, served their LDS missions together and decided to go into business together. They've most recently been on Shark Tank where they struck a deal with Mark Cuban for $1,000,000 for 5% stake of the company. Valuing Cupbop at $20,000,000!
CAFE RIO: 155 LOCATIONS
Starting in 1997 in St. George, Cafe Rio has become a FAVORITE across all of America. A lot of people don't realize, but the original location was where their competitor, Durangos is now! Now too shabby of a location, I guess. Cafe Rio is the FAVORITE RESTAURANT of 2x MLB MVP, Bryce Harper. Burritos, Salads, and Quesadillas... Cafe Rio is here to stay!
CRUMBL: 713 LOCATIONS
Crumbl has EXPLODED across the universe in the last few years after starting their first location in Logan, Utah, in 2017. Since then they've opened over 700 locations! Also capturing around $50,000,000 in sales last year alone, this cookie shop is EVERYWHERE! Not to mention their 3,400,000 instagram followers!
KFC: 3,886 LOCATIONS
That's right! KFC and Colonel Sanders started their first restaurant in Murray, Utah. Since then, they've opened nearly 4,000 restaurants across the globe! Not bad for a little Utah chicken shack. But... Can we just change the name to UTAH FRIED CHICKEN?!