Today, The Crack Shack announces the grand opening of its second Utah location on April 21 in Lehi at 1085 East Main Street. Similarly to its first Utah location in Salt Lake City’s 9th & 9th neighborhood, the 3100-square-foot Lehi location will be a family-friendly, counter service style restaurant complete with the brand’s iconic chicken artwork, cheeky puns and a full bar featuring local craft beer from KiiTOS,Shades Brewing and T.F. Brewing, craft cocktails and wine. Unique to this space will be a pet-friendly patio with mountain views, fire pit and outdoor speakers, plus a separate, dedicated entrance for takeout orders perfect for those on the go.
As a branding element that gives nod to its individual locations, The Crack Shack is partnering with a local artist at each new unit to feature an interpretation of “Cock Fight.” The Crack Shack in Lehi is excited to partner with dynamic, local artist Adam Munoa for the custom piece. Munoa’s love for pop culture and comic books has heavily influenced his work, and he’s most well-known for his character illustrator work. Munoa’s version of the “Cock Fight” is gamified, inspired by the popular Street Fighter series. He’ll also be contributing custom graffiti work on the interior walls.
Culinary Director Jon Sloan is behind the SoCal/Baja-inspired fried chicken that combines non-GMO, “beyond free range” birds fresh from Jidori Farmsand a proprietary “Crack Spice” blend from Le Sanctuaire. While bone-in fried chicken is their signature (photo), the menu boasts fried chicken sandwiches such as the Coop Deville and Firebird, fresh and hearty bowls for the healthy-ish at heart and a Lil’ Cluckers menu kids will love and grown-ups will feel good about serving. The Crack Shack prides itself on its house-made sauces, produce sourced from local farms and bread baked by Utah’s own Stoneground Bakery. Patrons will have access to The Crack Shack’s beloved sauce bar, which will feature house-made condiments like ranch, Sriracha 1000 Island (The Crack Shack’s spicy fry sauce), pineapple mustard and Sweet Baby G’s BBQ. For those with a sweet tooth, The Crack Shack is partnering with Utah-based Rockwell Ice Cream to bring handcrafted shakes to its guests.
“The team and I are so thrilled to expand The Crack Shack in Utah with the opening of our location in Lehi,” said Jon Sloan, culinary director for The Crack Shack. “Having started in Southern California, it is truly humbling to see our passion project go from one coop to seven and to share our love of damn good chicken with customers across California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.”
The Lehi eatery will open officially to the public on April 21. Those who subscribe to learn more via betterchickeniscoming.com will have a chance to gain exclusive access to the coop’s friends & family preview event on April 20. For the latest opening updates and announcements, follow The Crack Shack on Instagram at @getcrackshacked.