Yolk coming to Coalville folk
Sarah Duffin and her husband, Richie, opened Yolk on Main, a restaurant serving comfort food in Kamas, a little over a year ago. In that time they’ve been well received and perfected their operation, Sarah Duffin said.
They are now taking advantage of an opportunity to expand into Coalville.
Their friends and neighbors, the McCluskys, run Vic’s Pizza in Kamas and recently opened a second location on Coalville’s Main Street. They have enjoyed a good lunchtime crowd, she said.
Duffin said she met with the McCluskys to talk business one morning and couldn’t find anywhere to have coffee. People huddled in a gas station for their morning brew. That’s what convinced her, she said.
Around Labor Day, Yolk will open at 23 Main St., a unit formerly occupied by a physical fitness center.
After a few months of serving dishes her mother had perfected for breakfast, lunch and dinner in 2009, the Duffins decided there ought to be a place to go for ice cream in Kamas. They opened The Red Rooster next door with a cereal bar and a coffee drive-thru.
The Coalville Yolk will be a combination of the two ideas, she explained. From early morning to evening, people will be able to come by for a quick coffee, a frozen treat or a home-cooked meal.
Fans of the Kamas location need not fear changes, she said. The menu, prices, design and service will be the same.
Duffin said her mother has agreed to move to Utah to help in Kamas while she and Richie focus their attention on the new location.
They were looking for a location for more than six months when 23 Main St. became available. It isn’t equipped to be a restaurant, so a full renovation is required, Duffin explained. That’s why it may take several months to open.
Until then, Mayor Duane Schmidt and many in the community have expressed welcome and support, she said.
"What he’s done with Main is bringing it to life with the light poles and the flowers," she said. "People in town need somewhere to go as well as drivers passing through."
Duffin said her family is being careful not to spread themselves too thin and will rely on their staff to keep operations running smoothly. The Coalville location will hire around a dozen workers in all positions; people have already expressed an interest in applying, she said.
Yolk on Main in Coalville
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