“Fresh” is the motto of Doolittle’s Fresher Express, where all of the cheeses, meats and much of the produce are purchased locally and the bread is baked in-house daily.
“We go to great lengths to ensure that everything is fresh,” general manager Kris Lundeen said.
The restaurant, located near the Ogden-Hinckley Airport, originally opened six years ago, then closed for six months before re-opening in March with a completely new menu.
One of their most popular entrees is a sandwich named the Flightline Cheesesteak ($6.95/6-inch or $9.95/12-inch), made with Angus beef or grilled chicken, sweet mini peppers, sautéed onion, and muenster and cheddar cheeses on a choice of wheat, white, cranberry white, rye, ciabatta or focaccia bread. Sandwiches are served with kettle chips and veggies upon request.
Other favorite menu items include a daily selection of soups ($2.95); salads such as the Harvest Delight ($5.95) with grilled pears, strawberries, roasted walnuts, gorgonzola and choice of dressing; and Jumbo Wings ($6.95 for 10).
Wood-fired pizzas ($3.95-$10.95) and calzones ($5.95) come in many unique flavors, including Alfredo Delight, with house-made sauce, smoked ham, grilled chicken, caramelized onions and mushrooms; or Bacon Cheeseburger, with cheddar, ground beef, red onion, chopped pickles, smoked bacon, lettuce, diced tomatoes and a signature burger sauce.
For dessert, Lundeen recommends the Nordic Style fresh yogurt parfaits made from a special blend of yogurt that is loaded with probiotics. This yogurt was developed by Lundeen at Utah State University 25 years ago.
There is also a build-your-own frozen yogurt bar with 50 toppings to choose from.
The restaurant is named after Jimmy Doolittle, an aviator from the turn of the century, and is decorated with murals of fighter jets and antique airplanes.
DOOLITTLE’S FRESHER EXPRESS
- ADDRESS: 4282 S. 1650 West, Ogden
- HOURS: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday
- CONTACT: 801-627-3200, www.doolittlesfx.com