Five on Black has opened its doors in Billings! This restaurant is considered one of the top fast casual restaurant concepts in the nation.
On its opening day, Five on Black saw more than 500 hundred customers.
Owner and founder of Five on Black, Tom Snyder, was seen visiting with customers, all while making sure his employees were doing great on opening day. He explained how this Brazilian food concept of a restaurant came to be.
"I did it as part of this competition," Snyder said. "I ended up winning the competition and deciding that it was an idea that I absolutely love and fell completely passionate about. So after winning that, two years later, we opened the first store in Downtown Missoula."
That's right, Snyder participated in a business plan competition at the University of Montana. His outcome? Six Five On Black restaurants. Two in Missoula, one in Bozeman, two in Colorado, and the final one right here in the Magic City.
We spoke with some customers who decided to eat at Five on Black on its opening day and asked them what they thought of the new restaurant.
"It was really good," Tori Rosas said. "Everything had really good flavor. I like the sauces that they have and they're different, and you can't get them anywhere else."
Snyder said Five on Black has food made from scratch each and every day. He also said it's affordable and healthy. He said there's something for everybody at this new and local business.
Five on Black is officially open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.