FARGO — A little bit of Frisco is coming to Fargo.
Twin Peaks, a sports bar/restaurant chain popular with North Dakota State football fans who travel to Texas for the national championship game, will open a Fargo location this year, according to a press release.
The chain is known for what it calls its "scenic views," female servers dressed in revealing clothing. It is one of the so-called "breastaurants" in the Frisco area to which Bison fans flock.
The 10,500-square-foot "sports lodge" is set to begin construction at 1515 42nd St. S. this spring with an opening date scheduled for the fall. It will be on the current site of Shotgun Sally's, which is owned by Fargo developer Rob Leslie. Shotgun Sally's will be converted and Leslie will "join forces" with Twin Peaks, according to the press release.
"We are thrilled to bring our renowned sports viewing experience to Fargo," Twin Peaks CEO Joe Hummel said in the release. "Since 2018, we’ve been proud supporters of North Dakota State's football team with our legendary ... National Championship watch parties at our Frisco, Texas location. After hosting so many NDSU fans in the past, our brand became so popular among the fanbase that we set out on a mission to be the 'Home of the Bison.' Now, with our first Fargo location under development, we're very excited for many more incredible gamedays to come."
The Football Championship Subdivision championship game is held annually in Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas.
Twin Peaks pitches its "29-degree" beer, a made-from-scratch menu and sports-viewing theme.
Seven Valley's Management of Oklahoma City, Okla., is also part of the partnership. Seven Valley’s Management currently franchises several high performing Twin Peaks Restaurants in Arkansas and Oklahoma, the release said.
"There is truly nothing quite like Twin Peaks in Fargo, so we can't wait to show the city everything this unique brand has to offer," Sam Barnett, chief operating officer of Seven Valley's Management, said in the release. "We are well positioned to run this location with combined backgrounds in operating realty and hospitality management companies. We look forward to Twin Peaks becoming the perfect new spot for locals to cheer on the Bison and other fan favorites."
Twin Peaks plans to hire up to 150 team members in preparation for its Fargo debut. Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Twin Peaks now has 80 locations in 24 states.