By Krista Joiner


Ted’s Montana Grill, a Classic American restaurant recently voted the “No. 1 Bar and Grill” and a “10 Great Dining Pick” by Consumer Reports, will open at The Summit at Fritz Farm on Monday, June 5 at 4pm. The restaurant will be open for dinner only the first week, and proceed with regular lunch and dinner hours beginning June 12.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will give away ‘Ted's for a Year’ to one winner and a friend. To enter, please visit them on Facebook.

Founded by media mogul Ted Turner and famed restaurateur George McKerrow Jr., Ted’s Montana Grill is known for offering the largest bison menu in the world and elevated classics true to the American culinary tradition. Open for lunch, dinner and Happy Hour, Ted’s features Certified Angus Beef®, all-natural, Ranch-raised Bison, award-winning burgers, premium chicken without antibiotics, hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood with locally-sourced ingredients. Ted’s hand-prepares its dishes throughout the day to ensure premium freshness, and never uses frozen pouches or microwaves.

“Our menu is inspired by elevated American favorites with careful preparations and honest ingredients that have stood the test of time,” said George McKerrow, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ted’s Montana Grill. “But Ted’s is more than delicious, made-from-scratch cuisine. We’re known for our genuine hospitality and making our guests feel at home. We look forward to bringing our Big Sky Spirit to The Summit at Fritz Farm.”

To celebrate their June 5th opening, the restaurant will give away ‘Ted's for a Year’ to one winner and a friend.

Ted’s also offers a gluten-free menu and a selection of Classic American hand-crafted cocktails, local bourbons and beers, old-fashioned milkshakes and malts, a variety of premium wines, hand-squeezed lemonade and Boylan® sodas. The restaurant partners with Greener Fields Together, which allows it to source from local farms by using safe, sustainable produce with a seed-to-fork approach. Piazza Produce Co. will source the majority of fresh, in-season produce, providing ingredients from Courtney Farms and Gallrein Farms.

The restaurant will include a 4,520 square-foot interior that represents a classic 19th century saloon that will seat 136 people. Guests enjoy the unique interior that features wood-paneled walls, tin-pressed ceilings and mosaic-tiled floors, including a bar and large patio that seats 22 people.

Ted’s Montana Grill will also host a job fair at the restaurant located at 4100 Nicholasville Rd. from May 2 – May 27, bringing more than 70 new jobs to Lexington. Applications can be submitted in advance by visiting their website.

This is the second restaurant in Lexington (Ted’s is also located at the Hamburg Pavilion) and will mark Ted’s 48th location.

About Ted’s Montana Grill

Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, Ted’s Montana Grill is a Classic American Grill committed to serving honest food accompanied with genuine hospitality. The menu is known for Authentic American dishes using simple, timeless recipes, careful preparations and fresh, local ingredients. Selections include a wide variety of made-from-scratch cuisine such as iconic, award-winning burgers, hand-cut aged steaks, premium chicken with no antibiotics, fresh fish and our house specialty, all-natural bison.

Ted’s Montana Grill was co-founded in 2002 by Ted Turner, the media entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist, and award-winning restaurateur, George W. McKerrow. Ted’s has a long-standing commitment to sustainability programs and initiatives that encourage preservation and conservation. Ted’s founders pioneered the effort to preserve the American bison by returning it to America’s table. These efforts not only saved the species from extinction, they also helped increase the demand for farmers and ranchers committed to helping bison herds thrive, which are now approaching 500,000 head in North America.

Headquartered in Atlanta with 47 restaurants in 17 states, Ted’s earned Consumer Reports’ Best Bar & Grill in 2016 and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. To learn more, visit tedsmontanagrill.com, like Ted’s on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram