Despite its rustic decor, Montanans didn’t quite know what to make of MacKenzie River Pizza Co. when it debuted in 1993, but were quick to embrace decidedly not-down-home pizza toppings such as zucchini, feta and jerk chicken. In 2007, Glacier Restaurant Group, led by former CKE CEO William Foley, bought a number of MacKenzie locations. Glacier’s units now are adopting an expanded menu with burgers, steak and pub food as well as a new name: MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill and Pub.

LocationWhitefish, Mont.
2013 Systemwide Sales ($000)$25,700,000
YOY Sales Change22.9%
2013 U.S. Units19
YOY Unit Change18.8%
2013 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,400,000
Future 50 Year2014
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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