WEST FARGO - MacKenzie River Pizza has broken ground at 819 24th Ave. E. in West Fargo for its second restaurant in North Dakota.

Glacier Restaurant Group out of Whitefish, Mont., operates MacKenzie River Pizza, which also has a location in Bismarck. This will be the fourth location for franchisees Lance and Shoni Robinson.

"Shoni and I are thrilled to be opening a MacKenzie River here and know the community will love our scratch recipes and the fresh ingredients we use for our gourmet pizzas, juicy burgers, fish tacos and other offerings," Lance Robinson said in a news release. "We are also excited about our beverage offerings including specialty cocktails, craft beers and our exclusive Driftboat Amber Ale, brewed by Great Northern Brewing Company out of Whitefish, Montana."

The restaurant is set to open in the third quarter of 2018 and is expected to employ 80 to 90 workers.

Current MacKenzie River Pizza locations feature a casual rustic atmosphere with refurbished and felled lumber furnishings, antique outdoor sportsman finishes and photographs of the Rocky Mountains.