I'm sure you've probably heard by now that JB's Family Restaurant is closing in Great Falls.

JB's Family restaurant in Great Falls, Montana
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There wasn't any formal official announcement; folks just noticed that the doors were locked, and when we tried to reach out to them, the phone lines were disconnected.

A lot of confusion surrounded the closure.

Many folks initially thought it was 4B's restaurant that was closing.

4B's restaurant in Great Falls, Montana
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You can check out the original story below.👇

Rumors Fly That Another Restaurant Is Closing In Great Falls

So the million-dollar question is, now that the restaurant has closed, what should go there?

What Will Replace JB's Restaurant In Great Falls?

There have been a lot of rumors that Panera Bread has been looking at that location.

To my understanding, Panera Bread has expressed interest in the Great Falls community, but nothing has been announced.

Panera Bread has three locations in Montana, Billings, and Kalispell.

Multiple other restaurants have recently open their doors in Grat Falls, and a few others are still expected to move here.👇

Four New Restaurants Are Coming To Great Falls

According to Montana Cadastral, the names of the properties where JB's restaurant was located have not yet been changed.

The family that owns the property has owned it for a while and is based out of Arizona.

If my research serves me, one of the owners of the JB's property passed away unexpectedly last November.

I am unsure if this is related to the closure or not.

New Restaurants in Great Falls

So what do you think, should another restaurant replace the old JB's location?

Or would you prefer something entirely different?

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