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Oct 08, 2015

New Ventures: Heirloom Restaurant Group and Blue Sparrow Hospitality

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After many, many amazing years working side by side, Colton & Joseph have decided to take the brave next step in each of their careers which means an end to their working partnership.  This partnership has been the genesis of so many great opportunities, not the least of which are Pizzeria 712, Communal, Mountain West Burrito,  Heirloom Catering & Heirloom Cafeteria Co.  These would never have come into existence if Joseph & Colton hadn’t met up and deciding to take the jump into the great and exciting unknown.

Now it is time for them to take another great leap, this time striking out on their own.  Joseph will be operating under his new companies name, Blue Sparrow Hospitality while Colton will keep his operations under the Heirloom Restaurant Group name.  Joseph will be taking over operations of Pizzeria 712 & Mountain West Burrito and Colton will be at the helm of Communal, Heirloom Catering and Heirloom Cafeteria Co.

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This change allows both of this fine gentlemen to continue the evolution of their companies and imbue them with even more of that special sauce that has made them so amazing already.  Joseph and Colton look forward to many adventures ahead and wish each other nothing but success for their future ventures.

-Colton Soelberg


Dec 31, 2014

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What a year—it’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to a close! It’s been a wonderful year with many exciting changes and challenges. Thinking back on 2014, we wanted to share some highlights.

at Pizzeria 712…

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In recent months at Pizzeria 712 we have had some building improvements along with the exciting announcement that the Midtown 360 development project is back in the works!


at Communal…

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In 2014 we celebrated Communal‘s 5th anniversary! Chef Newman came on board and we introduced new traditions like our Farm-to-Table dinners. To celebrate 5 years, we upgraded several pieces of kitchen equipment and small wares to the delight of back of house and service staff alike.

Communal was also one of several Provo restaurants featured by Becky & Josh Rosenthal in their cookbook “Salt Lake City Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Crossroads of the West.” It was exciting to work with them and to see their many months of photographing, tasting, testing, and researching bound into a beautiful volume that celebrates the food and talent of our area!


at Mountain West Burrito…


At Mountain West Burrito, we painted and primed and made minor renovations to our interior of the Provo store (including a mural by local Utah artists), partied for Cinco de Mayo, introduced street tacos to our menu, and have enjoyed having Waffle Love as our new neighbors.

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at the Heirloom Cafeteria Company…

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We continued our new style of service and also celebrated two years at the Shaky Leaf Café!


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Throughout the year we worked with organizations and causes in our local community or that hit close to home in other ways—Community Action Services, Share Our Strength, and Downtown Provo. During the summer we partnered with Downtown Provo to put on a second year of Fresh Wednesdays.


We are excited to celebrate the new year with you and to see what 2015 will bring!

Nov 22, 2014

Holiday Gift Card Sale

Heirloom Holiday Gift Card Sale

Heirloom gift cards can be purchased at Pizzeria 712, Communal, or Mountain West Burrito. For each $50 spent on gift cards, you will receive a $10 gift card!  Gift cards can also be purchased online. To receive your $10 gift card for an online gift card purchase, please forward your confirmation email to

We are also continuing to accept Thanksgiving orders through Saturday November 22! Please send your orders to

Aug 29, 2014

A Day in the Life: Mountain West Burrito


Preparing the Basics

Cooks arrive @ 7 AM

We begin our day by preparing our meats that are featured in almost every dish we serve. From the tender steak to delicious carnitas or our awesome new Achiote chicken, we take special care to make them as flavorful as possible.  We then move on to preparing things like our fresh pico de gallo (usually made by our fearless leader, Joseph McRae), black beans, rice and our special red and green hot sauces (the green is the spicy one!) We also roast veggies for our vegetarian and vegan dishes—red and green peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, red and yellow onions. We try to keep our chips as fresh as possible and the cashiers fry them right before the restaurant opens. We get our stations set up so that we’re ready to roll when the guests arrive.


Family Meal!

Like most restaurants in the Heirloom Group, we really enjoy taking a moment to eat and converse with each other before we start making foods for guests. Sometimes we eat burritos and other times we eat nachos! Crazy, I know! At the Provo location, at times we’ll trade some burritos for the amazing waffles from Waffle Love next door! Family meal is a great time to share any pertinent information about the food and menu or special circumstances of the day. We also get to laugh and joke around with each other for a bit, which helps us blow off some steam and get ready to focus more fully on our work later.

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During this time we get excited about creating truly great burritos, tacos, quesadillas, chimichangas, nachos, and salads for our guests. We try to accept feedback and stay up to date on our recipes so that all of our food tastes the best that it can. We’re very flexible in catering to our guests preferences. Can’t decide between the meats? Order a half and half version of any of our items and you can try any two meats in the same dish.  We also have vegetarian and vegan options with our delicious rice and bean burritos; or try our roasted veggies in any of the above incarnations you choose! We even have vegan cheese and sour cream! We have also started to offer a selection of substitutions such as: whole-wheat tortillas, spinach tortillas, refried beans, pickled jalapeños and brown rice. During service, we have two cooks working. When we’re busy, both will come out and help roll burritos and fry chimichangas. Otherwise, it’s a one-man-band, while the other cook continues prepping food and keeps everything clean. Our cashiers are always there to answer any questions about the menu, take orders, fry chips and generally be a liaison between the guests and the kitchen. Our Provo and Lehi locations open at 11:00 AM Monday through Saturday and are open throughout the day until 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Provo is also open a little later, until 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, while our BYU campus location is open Monday to Friday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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Clean up

After the day is over we get our meats marinating and beans soaking. We clean everything from top to bottom, ensuring everything will be ready for tomorrow. The cashiers stock sodas and paper products and clean up the dining room.  We enjoy our jobs and take pride in keeping a clean, inviting and artistically inspirational space, while providing the best fast, fresh, and local Mexican food in Utah County.

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May 19, 2014

Cinco de Mayo at MWB

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Our grand opening of MWB South of Campus was an outdoor movie party and we continued the tradition of outdoor celebrations for Cinco de Mayo. Chefs Ryker and Joseph made delicious street tacos for a slight variation on our normal menu. The Fellows, a local Provo band, played at the party and we hope to have them back this summer for another outdoor concert. They played songs from their new Crystal EP and we put one of their posters up on our local band wall in the Provo Store! Check out more of their music here. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to our friends who wore their sombreros—it was a great night!

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May 02, 2014

MWB Cinco de Mayo Party

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Monday May 5 from 7-9pm we are holding a Cinco de Mayo party at Mountain West Burrito South of Campus! Chefs Joseph and Ryker will be making street tacos and our Heirloom photographer Alyssa Vincent will be taking photos for our photobooth. We’ve also invited a local band in Provo, The Fellows, who will be performing during the party.

Our grand opening of SOC was an outdoor movie party so we are looking forward to continuing the tradition of outdoor celebrations over there. We hope you can make it!


Apr 03, 2014

The MWB Mural

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If you have been to the Provo Mountain West Burrito Store in the last few weeks, you may have noticed this burrito-centric mural now gracing the walls of our dining room. We share the space with Waffle Love, who has been featuring art installations by local artists, so we brought in some of our favorite Utah artists to liven things up on our designated wall.

We moved the dining room tables outside and the artists worked on the mural all day Saturday with some touch-ups and varnish a couple days later. Our motto of “Fast Fresh Local,” goes beyond our fresh ingredients and local producers to supporting the community. We love this bit of Provo culture that is now a permanent part of the store and it was great seeing the whole process from beginning to end.

Thank you to all of the artists who collaborated on the mural:

Andrew Ballstaedt

Fidalis Buehler

Greg Caldwell

Jacob Haupt

Brian Kershisnik

Steve, Tonya, Serina, and Talisa Vistaunet


Can you identify which parts of the mural were painted by which artists? There are lots of quirky details that are better appreciated in person—come down to the store for a burrito and to see the mural!

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Jan 27, 2014

Mountain West Burrito: Southwestern Cobb Salad

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We’re excited to announce some new additions to the Mountain West Burrito menu: the Southwestern Cobb salad, medium salsa, and some new flavor profiles—fajita chicken, and chimichurri for our steak burritos.

At our menu tasting prior to rolling out these new items, we tested several new salads. Based on the comments and critiques of our chefs and tasters, we pulled the best features of each into our Southwestern Cobb salad, which features fajita chicken, crispy tortilla strips, and jalapeño-parmesan dressing. In addition to a wonderful mix of flavors and freshness, we love the array of color in this salad.

One request we have heard for months from MWB fans was a plea for another salsa with more heat. We love our fresh pico and hot (and not-so-hot) sauce, but for those who wanted a happy medium, we now have just that—a medium salsa. By default, when ordering you will still receive the old classic tastes you know and love. If you want to give any of the new items a try, just let the cashier know as you are ordering!

The new menu items are available at the Provo State Street and Lehi locations. We hope to see you soon and hear what you think!


Jan 13, 2014

Enjoy the New Waffle Love Location

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Come and enjoy a delicious homemade waffle topped with nutella, your favorite berries and whipped cream at the new Waffle Love location right next to Mountain West Burrito in Provo.

Store Hours
Monday through Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm
Friday: 11 am to 11 pm
Saturday:  9 am to 11 pm

Store Address
1796 North State Street 950 West, Provo

Dec 06, 2013

Win $50 to Mountain West Burrito; Plus Show Your Love For Burritos With This New T-Shirt

Hurry in to Mountain West Burrito for your chance to win a $50 gift card. Here are the details:

  • Do you have an amazing signature? We want to see it! Come in for a burrito and sign your name on our wall.
  • The coolest signature at each location will be chosen on December 15th.
  • The winners will be awarded a $50 gift card to Mountain West Burrito.
  • All Mountain West Burrito locations are participating. See store locations here.


We are also happy to introduce the new I HEART MWB T-shirt. Show the world your love for burritos with this stylish top. Shirts are now selling at all locations. Cost is $5 with a portion of all proceeds from the T-shirts being donated to the local food bank.

Come in for lunch or dinner to participate in these exciting happenings at Mountain West Burrito.