Fat Kid Fillys restaurant, food truck in Sioux Falls expands to Salem

A Sioux Falls restaurant and food truck is expanding into another location in southeastern South Dakota.

Fat Kid Fillys, which specializes in Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, will be opening up in the former Salem Brewery at 233 Main St. The new restaurant will be called Fat Kid Saloon.

The space is about four blocks away from owner Cody Sauers and his family.

“It’s the whole reason behind it, to be closer to home,” Sauers said.

Sauers opened Fat Kid Fillys as a food truck in 2020. Since then, he’s expanded to a food cart at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, a concession stand at the Canaries Bird Cage and took over concessions at Huset Speedway.

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Fat Kid Saloon will be located in the former Salem Brewery at 233 Main St.

Sauers plans to continue work with the food truck and other locations around Sioux Falls, but he believes adding a brick and mortar location of its own will “solidify our name and life” in the food and alcohol industry. He plans to have multiple other locations in and around the Sioux Falls area.

“This is a stepping stone into the next big thing,” Sauers added.