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Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli to Open in Williston, ND

Posted: Jul 07 2014
Williston, ND - Moose sightings in Williston are soon to spike with the September 2014 projected opening date of Western North Dakota’s first Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli, located at 120 26th St. E, Suite 600. Smiling Moose opened in Colorado’s Vail Valley in 2003, and over the years has steadily grown across several Rocky Mountain and Mid-West states including Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio & North and South Dakota. Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli, a fast casual concept, is an entirely new concept to Williston – serving high quality ingredients where veggies are hand chopped, meats are sliced fresh in store and a variety of homemade soups, sauces & desserts round out the hearty, flavorful experience.

Partners, Nathan Everson & Liza McLean, both North Dakota natives are excited about bringing the Moose to Williston. Everson currently owns two locations in Fargo, ND.

Everson gives most of the credit for the store’s popularity and success in Fargo to the fresh Smiling Moose menu, saying, “Every single day someone approaches me to tell me how much they enjoyed their fresh chopped salad, or the chicken noodle soup tasted great, or how ‘Liz’s Reuben’ is their favorite sandwich,” he continues “we are receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the Fargo community.” In particular, the gluten-free menu has garnered a tremendous amount of attention and Everson was humbled on two different occasions, witnessing guests in tears because they had finally found an option for eating out.

McLean was first introduced to Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli while working for Kilbourne Group in downtown Fargo. After McLean & her husband moved to Williston, she immediately reached out to Smiling Moose.

From our signature Mighty Mo! to the chop of our satisfying salads to the bold flavors of our mouthwatering sandwiches, Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli offers an adventure in taste with every item on the expansive menu. Be brave, be bold; explore the possibilities found in our hearty portions and discover the difference in our fresh ingredients!