Ariana Madix Of 'Vanderpump Rules' Revealed What She's Doing Next, Post-Scandal

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Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix knows how to slay a breakup. Let us count the ways: revenge dress (check!), a sexy rebound relationship (check, check!), and an imminent new business (triple check!).

Madix—a.k.a. the woman henceforth known as Sandoval's biggest fumble—has been hard at work on her own restaurant, alongside co-star (and fellow Tom & Tom ex) Katie Maloney. And while fans of the Bravo series got a sneak peak of the empty space and sandwich ideation process for their upcoming shop earlier this season, the business partners have made some progress since.

"There's been a few people who have walked by and done some TikTok's, or they see paint going on the walls and we're putting in banquettes," Madix told PEOPLE.

Just last month, Maloney said the pair was looking to romanticize lunch, telling former co-star Kristen Doute, "we wanted [the sandwich shop] to feel more romantic and that doesn't necessarily make it more girly or super feminine, but that air of romance where you're like, 'I want to fall in love here.'"

Scandoval aside, much of this season has centered on Maloney and Madix's now-exes as they struggled through the slow opening of their own business, Schwartz & Sandy's. Now, call it what you want (Coincidence? Luck? Karma.), but things look to be going a lot smoother for the ladies of VPR. According to Madix, the pair plans to open their sandwich shop this summer.

As for what fans can expect—besides the Greek Salad Sandwich and Spicy Turkey Sandwich that got the Lisa Vanderpump stamp of approval earlier this season—Madix says the menu will stay true to the heart of their mission.

"I think in the same sense that the name of the sandwich shop is Something About Her, I think that the sandwiches may or may not be named after really admirable and wonderful women both in the public eye and our personal lives," she told the outlet.

The Vanderpump Rules reunion is set to premiere tonight at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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