Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Mo' Bettahs restaurant slated for Sandcreek Commons

Mo’ Bettahs Hawaiian-style restaurant is scheduled to open at the end of April 2021 at the Sandcreek Commons shopping center in Ammon.

The restaurant will occupy approximately 2,600-square-feet of the new 7,600-square-foot building currently under construction in the Sandcreek Commons shopping center. It will share the space with Firehouse Subs and America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, according to a press release from Ball Ventures, the company that owns the building jointly with Woodbury Corp. of Salt Lake City.

The regional fast-casual restaurant chain was founded in Bountiful, Utah in 2008. The Ammon location will be the 22nd restaurant for the chain and the second location in Idaho.

Founded by Kalani and Kimo Mack, two brothers born and raised in Hawaii, Mo’ Bettahs aims to “transport you to a Hawaiian island experience” and strives to bring the authentic flavor of Hawaiian dishes to all who step in their restaurants.The menu features teriyaki chicken, teriyaki steak, kalua pork, and a breaded and deep-fried chicken katsu. Mo’ Bettah’s offers drive-thru, dine-in, delivery and catering service.

Interview with Kalani and Kimo Mack from 2017

“Mo’ Bettah’s Hawaiian Style is unlike any other restaurant in the Idaho Falls/Ammon area,” said Eric Isom, Ball Ventures' chief development officer. “Working with Mo’ Bettah’s management has been a pleasure. We can’t wait for the community to enjoy their delicious menu.”

“We are excited to be joining the thriving community of Ammon, Idaho,” says Andrew Smith, General Partner of the Savory Restaurant Fund where Mo’ Bettahs sits as one of their portfolio brands. “The state of Idaho and its communities have been a great place for us, the public loves our food and we are thrilled with this new project in Ammon.”

Companies involved in the design and construction include Wind River Construction, HK Contractors, Horrocks Engineers and Dixon & Associates. Brent Wilson with TOK Commercial is the listing broker for Sandcreek Commons.