The restaurant will be roughly 5,500 square feet and will be located in a new retail building. It is expected to employ 60 people.
Based in Montana, MacKenzie River Pizza has 16 locations in five states. The Idaho Falls location will be its second in Idaho (the Coeur D’Alene restaurant opened in 2009.)
The Idaho Falls location will be owned by franchisee Mark Thompson and operated by Colin Higgins. Under their holding company, Granite Mountain Restaurants LLC, the two own and operate one other MacKenzie River Pizza, in Butte, Mont.
The chain is known for more than 70 different lunch and dinner menu items, including a huge variety of pizzas.
"Snake River Landing is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub. We look forward to their opening later this year,” said Eric Isom, chief development officer of Snake River Landing.
You can learn more about MacKenzie River, Pizza Grill & Pub by visiting their Web site, http://www.mackenzieriverpizza.com/