Fry Sauce Heads to Silicon Valley: Sen. Lee Thanks Apple CEO

November 1, 2021

WASHINGTON – As a thank you for joining him at the 2021 Silicon Slopes Summit, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent Apple CEO, Tim Cook a box of Utah’s fry sauce with a thank you note.  The two men have been friends for years after meeting professionally through Senator Lee’s work in the Senate.  On stage at the summit, the pair joked about fry sauce, one of Utah’s prime culinary contributions, and its suitability for Apple’s corporate cafeterias.


Sen. Lee wrote

Dear Tim,
I am writing you this quick note using the one device I can’t live without.  I remain grateful to you for joining me for this year’s Silicon Slopes Summit.  I particularly appreciate your kind words about Utah innovators.  Wanting to change the world for the better is something in which Utahns take tremendous pride.  I believe we are doing just that.  I am also aware that you’ve been serving up a batch of fresh chips.  As we discussed on stage, in Utah we have something that goes well with chips, fries, or whatever else you’re dipping.  So, please accept this variety of Utah fry sauces as a thank you for visiting our great state.
Your friend,
p.s. MacOS Zion has a nice ring to it.”