New restaurants open for business
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.