Mandan welcomed its newest restaurant on Monday (August 20th). Bennigan's is now officially open.

The new Mandan location is at 1506 27th St. NW. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Monday morning for the launch of the new restaurant.

Local entrepreneurs Monte Stein and Rob Knoll approached Bennigan's Co-Owner Gwen Mangiamele with the goal of bringing a Bennigan's to Mandan. The three have been friends since childhood.

Mangiamele spoke highly of the idea of bringing a Bennigan's franchise to Mandan:

Bennigan’s has been very successful in the smaller markets that so many other brands ignore, and we agreed that Mandan is a perfect fit for our development strategy...Couple that with Rob’s and Monte’s capabilities as franchisees, and we felt like we had an ideal model for success.

According to the restaurant's press release, the new Mandan Bennigan's will feature more than a dozen ice cold beers on tap, several handcrafted specialty drinks, multiple HD TVs and lots of banquet space.

TSM via Bennigan's

The menu is loaded with traditional favorites at Bennigan's with the World Famous Monte Cristo, 'Oh, Baby Back Ribs', the Turkey O’Toole, Lina’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich, true half-pound Prime Burgers, as well as three authentic Steak & Ale Classics, which include the Original Kensington Club, Hawaiian Chicken and Smothered Chicken. Check out their full menu here.

Hours of operation for the new Mandan Bennigan's will be Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.