Monday, March 10, 2014

MacKenzie River Pizzas opens at Snake River Landing

MacKenzie River Pizza franchisee Colin Higgins, at the benefit Saturday night for Development Workshop. The Idaho Falls restaurant, at Snake River Landing, officially opens today. (Photo by Melissa Bristol)
After a soft opening Saturday night, with a share of the profits going to Development Workshop, MacKenzie River Pizza, 1490 Milligan Road, is officially open today.

This is the 20th restaurant for the Montana-based chain, which began in Bozeman in 1993, and the third in Idaho (Pocatello and Couer d'Alene are the others). It is also the second owned by Colin Higgins of Butte, one of the chain's first franchisees.

Higgins said he is impressed by the reception MacKenzie River has gotten in Idaho Falls. "We had more than 2,000 Facebook likes before we opened our doors," he said. "People are great. People love to eat here."

While the Idaho Falls restaurant retains the "A River Runs Through It" decor that the chain is known for, it has some variations in the menu and layout. "It's a continually evolving brand," Higgins said.

For a look at the menu, click here. The restaurant is managed by Pat O'Rourke. For more information, call (208) 932-2987