"Reaching that many Costa Vida restaurants so quickly is a testament to the passion we have for our great food," said David Prows, Costa Vida's Executive Chef. "We use natural ingredients to bring out the intense flavors of our food. All of our food is made on site daily."
To celebrate the success of the opening, Costa Vida is also offering the first 50 customers to walk into any Utah Costa Vida restaurant on the date of the grand opening a free shirt, good for an extra percentage off their food during the month of February.
The unique feature about the restaurant, other than their made-from-scratch fresh food, is the layout and design of the restaurant. Their inspiration comes from the lifestyles of the Baja Peninsula. Their menu serves a variety of foods from the culture that may look similar in other places, but is unique in its own way. Their "vibrant environment" includes a layout very similar to what they consider the "Baja Peninsula" look, with old-style stone-type walls and food made to order right in front of the customer.
Jackson Hewitt open in Bountiful
BOUNTIFUL -- Jackson Hewitt Tax company has opened another branch in Bountiful.
"We've had a lot of people ask us when we were going to open a location between Layton and Salt Lake," said Shawna Willits, General Manager of Jackson Hewitt. "So we decided that since Bountiful is somewhat in the middle of the other locations, we would open one here."
Jackson Hewitt specializes in not only doing tax returns for customers, but offering advice to see where they can best use their refunds, as well as plan for retirement.
"We try to plan for our clients' future," said Willits. "It's important for them to know what can be done with their money so that the older generation doesn't have to worry where their money is come retirement time."
She said they constantly keep in touch with their clients, which in turn keeps them coming back. Their financial planning is what makes their tax return service different from others.
The new Jackson Hewitt is located at 320 West 500 South in Bountiful. They now have 33 branches spread across Utah and three in Davis County.
Greene's Inc. urges radon testing
WOODS CROSS -- Greene's Inc., a company stationed in Woods Cross, is urging people to test their homes for radon gas.
The gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and occurs naturally due to a breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.
"Lung cancer from radon gas is a huge problem most Americans don't even think about while living in or buying their homes," said Jeremy Worley, a certified radon mitigation expert at Greene's Inc. "This terrible disease that results from radon exposure can be almost entirely avoided with a simple test."
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon-caused lung cancer claims about 20,000 lives per year.
"We are urging homeowners to have their homes checked for the gas," said Worley. "There are many do-it-yourself kits that can be used, many of them are available in local retail stores."
Greene's Inc. mentions that radon levels can be reduced in a home by up to 99 percent by simply installing a reduction system.
For more information on radon gas removal systems, people can look at the company's Web site at www.greensinc.com/radon.html.