Great Falls businessman Aaron Weissman and his crew are still mopping up several construction set-up and operations details but are eager to open the Teriyaki Madness restaurant at 1710 10th Ave. S. in early April.

The dine-in and take-out fast casual restaurant is set to open on April 3.

Weissman said he is excited about opening the state’s first franchise for Teriyaki Madness, a Denver-based fresh Asian grill that features big bowls full of high-quality ingredients flavored with teriyaki. He said it has a tangy, sweet, ginger taste and is made from gluten-free soy.

The restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on April 5 and 6. On Wednesday, April 5, the first five people to order will receive free teriyaki bowls for an entire year and the next 20 will get free teriyaki bowls for a month. The restaurant will offer $5 chicken teriyaki bowls on both days. Normal bowl prices range from $7.50 to $10.

Born and raised in Great Falls, Weissman, 45, will be in charge of the restaurant’s daily operations after a lifelong career in the industrial distribution industry. Teriyaki Madness will be his first restaurant business.

“With a neighborhood feel and fresh, top-quality ingredients, our food brings a welcome change from the same-old, same-old to the Electric City,” Weissman said. “We serve large bowls and plates that can be made to order and will make customers feel great and fully satisfied. I love my hometown, and I think everyone here is going to love our food.”

Teriyaki Madness will provide a Seattle teriyaki house experience, he said, adding the restaurant is known for big, bold bowls of rice or noodles topped with fresh-cut vegetables, fresh chicken, beef or tofu and flavorful sauces made in-house daily. The food is fresh and never frozen.

About 30 full- and part-time employees will work at the 2,000-square-foot restaurant. Pay starts above minimum wage and workers get paid vacation and sick days, he said. Teriyaki Madness will seat 30 people indoors and has a small, screened outside area out back for about 12 individuals.

It will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The remodeled building has red and white walls and gray tile flooring. The building, which previously housed an insurance office and a mortgage company is on the south side of 10th Avenue South between the US Bank branch and a UPS store.

Oswood Construction of Great Falls was the prime contractor, Weissman said, adding he hired mostly local subcontractors.

Teriyaki Madness was founded in 2003 and now has about 40 store locations, with signed franchise agreements for another 110 expected to be built in the next few years, company officials said.

For more information about Teriyaki Madness of Great Falls, visit the restaurant’s official website, TeriyakiMadness.com, or call 315-3388. To apply for a job at the new Teriyaki Madness location, visit TeriyakiMadness.com/careers.

              

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