icy drinks taste good, and ice cream, sherbet and yogurt
are good ways to cool down from the inside out. What do you
do? Head to Hogi Yogi where you can be as creative as you
like in concocting a cool sensation out of ice cream, yogurt
or sherbet. If you can’t decide on your own, no doubt
owner Carter Frank can give you some good advice.
Carter has years of experience at serving people. He grew up
in Salt Lake amidst a family involved the hotel and restaurant
business. He started learning the business as a child when
he was put to work in the family businesses. Today, he’s
the only one left in the food service industry, but he is completely
content with his life’s work.
Hogi Yogi in Moab, Utah
Carter moved to Moab in 1995 to open
the Hogi Yogi franchise. He thought Moab was a good business
location and a good place to live.
“I was right on both counts,” he says. “Moab
has been very good to me as a business place and I love living
Carter says he feels especially fortunate because of the
all the local support he gets. “I feel really thankful
that I have so many local customers who come back day after
In return, Carter does whatever he can to support the community. “It’s
nice to be a part of a small community. It’s part of
what’s so great about living in Moab,” he says.
In 1999, Carter expanded his business to include Teriyaki
Stix. “The two restaurants really complement each other,” he
says. “In the summer time people want fast, cool foods,
so they come to the Hogi Yogi side for a sandwich. On rainy,
cooler summer days, and in the fall and winter, they come
to Teriyaki Stix for a hot bowl of food. The two restaurants
really balance each other out. It’s just about perfect.”
Of course, what most people see – and really care about – is
the food. His customers buy more turkey sandwiches than any
other sandwich, but he was hard pressed to come up with a
bestseller in the yogurt combinations.
“There are so many combinations. We have chocolate
yogurt and vanilla yogurt. Then you can add cookies, candy
bars, fruit, nuts, marshmallows….anything you want.”
“Probably our most popular blend is cheesecake flavors.
Cream cheese, graham crackers and fruit. Blueberry cheesecake
is a big one.”
He likes to see people experiment with different combinations
and says they are usually surprisingly good. One local customer
favors vanilla yogurt, blackberries and Snickers bars.
Hogi Yogi’s Sherbert Twists combine yogurt, sherbet
and fresh fruit. What a great way to start the day! And your
day can start pretty early at Hogi Yogi. The restaurant opens
at 9:00 a.m.
Hogi Yogi also offers cookie sandwiches, created with your
favorite fresh-baked cookies and your choice of ice cream.
At Hogi Yogi, they aim to please — whether they see
you every day or only once in a lifetime. “We’re
happy to take care of everyone. Whether it’s folks
stopping in for cold drinks or smoothies early in the morning,
or visitors to Moab who are setting out for a day in the
parks and want sandwiches to go, we’ll make them and
send them on their way.”
Hogi Yogi is located at 396 S. Main. They are open daily
from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. (Closed at 10:00pm Monday-Thursday.)
For more information or to place an order, call 259-2656
and be sure to mention you read about it in the Moab Happenings.