March 27, 2013
On March 26 the City Council unanimously approved a contract for Sammy’s Café to lease the grill space at the Community Recreation Center. Sammy’s currently has three other successful restaurants in operation. In May 2008, Sam Schultz opened the first Sammy’s Café in downtown Provo. The response from the local community was overwhelming. Schultz later opened a café in Rexburg in 2010 and in Salt Lake City in 2012. The secret to Sammy’s success has been the ability to connect with the community and bring awareness to the unique menu and offerings. Sammy’s has quickly become known for their famous pie shakes, which have been a popular item sincethe first café opened.
“With Sammy’s already having multiple locations and an established menu, we are confident the opportunity to open a location in Cedar Hills is a great fit,” stated owner Sam Schultz. “This location would serve to provide the Sammy’s experience to a new geography of customers and we are confident that many of our existing customers will come to Cedar Hills to enjoy the savory and sweet treats they have grown to love.”
Previously, city staff had operated the Cedar Hills Grill; however, earlier this year it was decided that leasing the space to an established business would be a better option. City staff and officials met with several potential partners before deciding upon Sammy’s.
“We are excited to have Sammy’s join our community,” stated Mayor Gary Gygi. “Sammy’s provides a great menu and a fun atmosphere for families. We are confident this will become a favorite for Cedar Hills residents, and also for those living in neighboring cities.” Sammy’s will provide a limited menu for those attending the Teen Egg Hunt on Friday, March 29, and will celebrate their grand opening on April 1. The Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center is located at 10640 N. Clubhouse Drive.