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Restaurant biz expanding in Tooele as tastes change

(Tooele Transcript Bulletin) As Tooele County has grown, the face of local restaurants has changed. Old places have disappeared, some new places have already come and gone, and some places have withstood the test of time.

In recent months, Bajio’s Grill, Quizno’s Sandwiches, Leatherby’s Family Creamery, Iceberg Drive Inn and Five Buck Pizza have all gone, while LaPuente, Del Taco and Jamo’s Pizza have sprung up.

But looking back further over the last decade, it’s obvious that several trends have shaped the industry despite all the comings and goings.

“Fast food places have kind of reached the peak of their demand in the community,” said Nicole Cline, Tooele County economic development director. “On the other hand, as Tooele grew, the number of people that wanted to go out to eat and socialize at a sit-down restaurant also grew.”

Cline also points to the growth of Deseret Peak and Miller Motorsports Park as bringing in people to Tooele that want a place to sit down and eat.

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