MacKenzie River Pizza was founded in 1993 in Bozeman, Montana. From the single pizza restaurant, the company has grown substantially to 24 locations in 7 states, and more being developed each year. Franchising began in 1995.
The company offers much more than simply pizza, some newer locations are named MacKenzie River Pizza Grill and Pub. These locations offer an assortment of beer, sandwiches, salads, burgers, tacos, and flatbreads. Most locations have a “lumberjack”or woodland feel to them, with furnishings coming from beetle damaged pine trees and old whiskey barrels.
As of 2005, the company launched an eco-friendly program whereby the company focuses on being energy efficient and sustainable. All lights and computers are turned off at the close of the day, pre-consumer food waste is donated to feed animals, and water conservation is monitored.