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Ted’s Excellent Adventure

By Lauren Finney

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09.19.17

Ted’s Montana Grill celebrates 15 years in sustainable, delicious business.  

Ted’s Montana Grill—the culmination of a partnership between Ted Turner and George McKerrow Jr., both of whom need no introduction in this town—is celebrating 15 glorious years as a pioneer in both made-from-scratch food and conservation efforts. Says McKerrow, “We knew we wanted to create something more than just another restaurant. And our differentiating vision for Ted’s Montana Grill was to build a purpose-driven brand. We set out on a mission to preserve the American bison, give back to the Earth and the communities in which we serve, and create authentic American dining experiences.” With 13 Atlanta locations packed every night, consider it mission accomplished.

 

50 THOUSAND

The bison population in 2002 before Ted’s became committed to drive demand for bison and grow herd sizes. It’s now over half a million.

2002

The year the first Ted’s Montana Grill opened in Columbus, Ohio

60

The amount of guests, in millions, served at 46 locations nationwide in 15 years

150

The number of from-scratch recipes executed at each location every day

28.5

The gallons of water, in millions, Ted’s has helped conserve

1.3

The number of margaritas sold, in millions, in 15 years

TWENTY

The number of burgers currently on the menu

75

The number of local farms that are sourced

TEN

The amount of meals, in millions, that Ted’s $1 million-plus in donations has provided for children through Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry