Kirkwood Mall has officially broken ground for Chick-fil-A, Blaze Pizza, and Five Guys Burgers and Fries!

In 2019, the Kirkwood Mall made a big announcement to the Bismarck-Mandan community - Chick-fil-A was set to come to town 2021. Then, in 2020, we also learned that Blaze Pizza and Five Guys Burgers and Fries were coming to the mall grounds. About two years later, as we move closer to a post-pandemic world, the ground has finally broken on some Bismarck's newest restaurants!

In April, Kirkwood Mall also hinted that there are other businesses set to join the three that have been announced.

On Tuesday (June 1), Kirkwood Mall made a Facebook announcement to let the public know that construction is officially underway for the three restaurants. While there are no details on when the restaurants will be up and running, we can keep track of the progress on Kirkwood Mall's website. And, if you scroll down to the mall's April 2021 announcement, you may notice that they dropped a hint about OTHER new businesses that will also be announced in the near future (I called to ask if there were any details, but there are currently none)!

I think Chick-fil-A is a step in the right direction for restaurants needed in Bismarck-Mandan. While the home of the Lord's chicken is not necessarily known for being a restaurant for healthy food, Chick-fil-A has delicious healthy options - grilled nuggets and diet lemonade are my go-to snack! While healthy shakes and ready-to-cook meals are great, the whole state of North Dakota kind of lacks truly healthy fast-food restaurants. I personally would love if we ever got something like a Tropical Smoothie or a Tokyo Joe's!

What restaurants or businesses would you like to see in Bismarck?

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