AMMON — A popular Utah-based waffle restaurant will soon be opening its doors in east Idaho.
The Waffle Iron is setting up shop between Fuji Hibachi and Cafe Sabor near Edwards Cinemas in Ammon. It will be located in the old Aunt Annie’s Kitchen store.
The restaurant features Liege waffles, which originated in Belgium, and are made with a yeast based dough with pieces of Belgian pearl sugar kneaded into the waffle before baking.
“It gives you a dense rich flavor with sweet pockets of sugar on the inside and a nice caramelized crunch on the outside,” Addison Day, the manager of the Logan Waffle Iron, told EastIdahoNews.com.
The Waffle Iron opened its first permanent location in Logan, Utah two years ago. The company had been using a waffle truck and traveling to different venues to sell food. The response was so positive that the owner decided to establish a permanent location near Utah State University.
“Now we’re coming to Idaho Falls and we’re really excited,” Day said. “We really like Idaho and it has a similar vibe to Logan – community, family, etc.”
The Waffle Iron sells sweet and savory waffles with a variety of fruit and other toppings. The eatery recently introduced stuffed waffles with all of the ingredients placed into the dough before baking.
“Our most popular is the Godfather waffle,” Day said. “It’s a calzone-like waffle with tons of pepperoni and cheese stuffed inside and a marinara sauce on top.”
An opening date hasn’t been announced for the Ammon Waffle Iron but Day said it should be within the next two months.
Star Valley Independent staff
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com