Ground Round announces plans to build in Huron

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New Southtown eatery expected to open this year

HURON — Ground Round Grill & Bar, which for more than 45 years has been known for its two-room design comfortable for families, friends and sports fans, has announced that its newest location will be in Huron.
The new-build, prototype building will include all of Ground Round’s latest design elements and feature an expanded layout, to also include meeting room space.
It will be located in the Southtown Addition along Highway 37 south of Coborn’s.
The Huron restaurant is expected to open later this year.
“We expect to begin site development and construction for the restaurant soon, and we’re excited to bring Ground Round Grill & Bar to the Huron community,” said Diane London, who will locally own the Ground Round franchise in Huron. She also owns a Perkin’s Restaurant and franchise in Fort Pierre.
Huron is one of the five newly signed franchises as Ground Round Grill & Bar expands its location footprint from nine to eleven states.
The newest restaurant opened in Rutland, Vt., in late May as the conversion of a former Ponderosa Steakhouse.
Another franchise agreement was signed for development in Ohio, which includes a newly built hotel and Ground Round restaurant, and a multi-unit commitment was signed to open up to two locations in Sioux Falls over the next few years.
“Ground Round is a known, casual dining brand, and our unique structure offers each franchisee ownership in the brand, and input always in the company’s direction,” said Jack Crawford, president and chief executive officer of Ground Round Independent Owner’s Cooperative LLC (Ground Round IOC).
“Our franchisees have owned and led our brand’s direction as a cooperative since acquiring the brand in 2004,” he said.
“We’re extremely excited about Ground Round coming to our community,” said Jim Borszich, president and chief executive officer of Greater Huron Development Corporation.
“We have been working hard the last several months to bring this project to fruition,” he said. “This new restaurant will add even more momentum to the area of Southtown and we look forward to seeing the construction get started soon.”
The Ground Round menu offers a wide variety of items, including limited time offers, daily specials and a full kids menu.
Ground Round has been ranked for three consecutive years in Franchise Business Review’s Top 40 Food Report, based on independent surveys conducted on franchise owners and their satisfaction with the Ground Round brand and support.
For more information, and to view a sample menu, visit

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