Hogi Yogi

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Hogi Yogi
Type Subsidiary of SOPRA LLC
Industry Fast food restaurant
Founded 1989
Headquarters Salt Lake City, Utah
Key people Mike Clayton, Founder and President
Website hogiyogi.com

Hogi Yogi is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in submarine sandwiches ("hogis") and frozen yogurt ("yogis"). A subsidiary of HYATS LLC with sister brands Teriyaki Stix and Yoasis, there are five locations throughout Utah and one in California.[1]

The chain was founded in 1989 by former Subway employee Mike Clayton in Logan, Utah. Shortly thereafter, Clayton moved headquarters to Provo, Utah, where he had earned his MAcc at Brigham Young University several years previously.[1]

In 1995, Mike Clayton and his brother Rick founded a complementary business called Teriyaki Stix, a restaurant specializing in chicken-bowl style Japanese food, similar to Hibachi-San. Furthermore, in 2003, the two restaurateurs started Glazies Bakery, which specialized in fresh donuts; in 2008 Glazies Bakery was closed. Yoasis, a healthy frozen yogurt restaurant was created by HAYATS LLC that same year. Yoasis went out of business the following year replaced by "Earth-Fruits", a self-serve restaurant.

In June 2009, Sopra Capital LLC, a private equity and management firm took over Hogi Yogi, Teriyaki Stix and Yoasis Brands. Most of the restaurants were closed because of a rough economy, bad management, bad marketing policies and bad debt left from HYATS.

Hogi Yogi was mentioned in Season 2, Episode 39 of Whose Line Is It Anyway? when Drew picked a Hogi Yogi employee out of the audience for Wayne Brady and Chip Esten to sing to.

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  1. ^ a b About Us at the official site

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