Live with a twist

Give Your Summer a Fresh Twist at Blue Lemon’s Free Party, Saturday, July 21 in Sandy to benefit Utah Adoption Exchange

Locally-owned restaurant kicks off Live With a Twist event with yoga, cooking demo, kids’ activities and prizes

SANDY, Utah, July 10, 2018 – Blue Lemon Restaurants is giving summer a fresh twist by hosting a party on Saturday July 21, at its Sandy location at 11372 State Street. There will be healthy, fun activities throughout the day starting 8 a.m. with a bike ride in partnership with Scheel’s, Twist and Tone Yoga featuring TV personality Amanda Jones at 9 a.m., and a cooking demo at 10:15 a.m. by Blue Lemon’s Executive Chef Todd Leonard. Kids can enjoy face painting, a climbing wall and see pets available for adoption through the Utah Humane Society and more. There will be live music in the afternoon by Nick Whitesides and free tastings, a prize drawing for a Ladies’ Lunch and special offers throughout the day. A percentage of all purchases made that day at the Sandy location will benefit the Utah Adoption Exchange.

When Lychelle and Aaron Day founded their first Blue Lemon restaurant in Highland, Utah, they wanted to create a unique fast-casual restaurant with fresh, gourmet, locally-sourced, organic and natural foods for their family and friends. They called it food with a twist. Now 10 years later the successful duo is evolving their brand to say, don’t just eat with a twist, live with a twist!

“We now have six restaurants in Utah with a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere and we realized they could serve as community gathering places for so much more than good food,” said Lychelle Day, co-owner. “That’s why we’re evolving our brand to inspire and empower people who live in our neighborhoods to live life with a twist. Try something new. Get active and use Blue Lemon as a place to meet after you go to the gym or go for a walk with your friends, to schedule luncheons and to gather with family and friends.”

Informal gatherings are encouraged and more formal events that require catering or special arrangements can be made by calling 801-997-9933. Blue Lemon in return will be rolling out ongoing special events in all of its locations including Farmington, Cottonwood Heights, City Creek, Ogden, Sandy and Highland. Yoga classes [RG1] in partnership with Athleta SLC are being scheduled throughout the summer.

Blue Lemon is also welcoming back talented Chef Todd Leonard, who developed the first menu for the local company. Chef Todd has developed 15 new permanent and seasonal menu items including a Grilled Summer Street Corn as a starter, Warm Potato Salad and Asparagus with Blue Cheese and Pecans for sides, and six new entrees featuring rice bowls, Summer BBQ Grilled Turkey, Lemon Herb Alfredo, Seafood Lemon Pepper Pappardelle, and a Twisted Burger to name a few. He will demonstrate how to make the Warm Potato Salad and a salad vinaigrette at the July 21 party.

For more details about the Live With a Twist party, visit

Watch a broadcast from KSL about the event here.

About Blue Lemon
Blue Lemon was founded in 2009 by Utahns, Lychelle and Aaron Day, in an effort to provide families with fresh, seasonally-driven gourmet food with a unique twist of flavors and textures at an affordable price. Blue Lemon is passionate about helping its customers Live With a Twist through healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle. This commitment to health is also carried out at Blue Lemon through eco-friendly tactics such as sourcing from local providers and using recycled materials. The local restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at its six locations in Highland, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, City Creek, Farmington and Ogden. Blue Lemon also provides catering services for private functions and business events. For more information visit, @blue_lemon on Twitter and on Facebook

About The Adoption Exchange
The Adoption Exchange exists to ensure all children have a family today and for the rest of their lives. The organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and was founded in 1983 by social workers and child advocates seeking to fill a void in the child welfare system, and to enhance safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. With programs that impact national trends in child welfare, The Adoption Exchange has become a leader in best practices for finding dependable, loving, adoptive families for children in foster care. To date, the agency has helped more than 9,000 children find the love and stability of a permanent family.