Today’s the day folks. After months of speculation on what the mysterious countdown clock on the Training Table website was ticking down towards – we now know. Earlier today the ticker was replaced with a brand new website and plans aplenty.
The business will indeed be returning to Salt Lake streets, but to begin with, in a completely different format. You’ll still be able to use a phone when interacting with the company, but for the time being, it’s a much more 2022 sensibility. News released on their site today confirms their return as a food truck based business, and also an online store offering a range of signature sauces for direct purchase.
Via press release, Training Table chairman Stephanie Chard writes, “Our restaurant was a Utah institution and phenomenal success for nearly 40 years when we closed our doors. We always hoped that wouldn’t be the last time Utahns would see The Training Table and are proud to be ‘A Utah Original.’ We’re excited to move forward, starting with bringing back a part of the legacy that people loved, and missed most —our dipping sauce and cheese fries.”
Today is of course a timely occasion for the news release. The brand first opened their doors in Midvale 45 years ago – on October 7, 1977. With the news release the company’s website has now been refreshed highlighting two original sauces that fans can buy; the Ultimate Dipping sauce and Ultimate Hickory sauce. Both can be bought online as a two pack for $24.99. Alternately a combo pack with one of each is listed for the same price. At the time of press both are listed as pre-order. For orders placed this week, the ‘Table are giving 15% off orders with coupon code, SAYCHEESE.
As for those burgers and cheese fries, the company writes that multiple new food trucks will be whizzing around Salt Lake City streets soon (a spokesperson is quoted in the Tribune as saying this will be November).
Somewhat enigmatically towards the end of the presser, it should also be highlighted that the company’s future plans are teased as well; the ultimate return of brick and mortar locations are given the nod with the brief comment stating, “The locations of full scale restaurants will be announced in the coming months.”
Image credit, Training Table.
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