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New restaurants open for business

By KECI Staff
Published On: Dec 19 2013 11:00:20 PM MST
New restaurants open for business
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Families are finding more and more new restaurants to choose from.

A new sit-down style restaurant and bar on West Broadway in Missoula is taking a whimsical approach to the outdoor Montana lifestyle, with the name Laughing Grizzly.

Owner, Keegan Eisenstadt tells NBC Montana, "We're kind of Montana comfort food with a southwestern, green chili twist."

On East Broadway in Missoula, Qdoba is offering a faster and cheaper approach to sit-down quality mexican meals, made to order.

"It's what we call fast casual.  It's restaurant quality food but in a faster environment.  Everything is made fresh," says franchise owner, Alan Balen.

Owners say they believe the Western Montana economy can support more restaurants.  

Balen also is considering opening a second Qdoba location in Missoula.