Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will reach a monumental milestone on October 13 with a ribbon cutting for its 100th location, at1851 W. Traverse Parkway in Lehi, Utah. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the fast casual restaurant chain will host a celebration with speeches from Governor Herbert, Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson, and Ginette Bott, the Chief Development Officer for the Utah Food Bank. Helping to celebrate are the Skyridge High School marching band and cheerleaders; the JAZZ Bear, and a BMX bike tour group doing stunts in the parking lot.
Cafe Rio will announce a partnership with the Utah Food Bank and present the organization with a $2,500 donation. Lehi firefighters and EMT’s will be handing out stickers from their fire trucks and ambulances.
The company started in 1997 in St. George, Utah, and is now in 11 states with 100 stores. All the ingredients, sauces and desserts are prepared fresh and served fresh. Every restaurant features a wide-open kitchen, which guests can watch sauces simmer, meats grilling, limes being squeezed and tortillas being hand rolled.
“Utah businesses are thriving and it is great to celebrate the opening of Cafe Rio’s 100th location in Lehi,” said Gov. Gary Herbert in a press release. “Private companies like Cafe Rio, are fine examples of why Utah is a premiere place to do business. Cafe Rio is dedicated to our state and to their employees, and I am proud to recognize their outstanding achievements in Utah.”
“This is a momentous occasion for Cafe Rio and we are so honored that Governor Herbert, Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson and Ginette Bott from Utah Food Bank will be present at our 100th grand opening celebration,” says Cafe Rio’s CEO Dave Gagnon. “This is a true iconic mark in our company’s history. We are so proud of our team and their dedication, they are the reason we are able to achieve this incredible milestone. We welcome everyone to join us for the festivities and celebrate #100!”
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