FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Marcus Jundt, chairman and CEO of Williston Holding Co., poses at Williston Brewing Company on Thursday, a restaurant he plans to expand nationally.

Faces of the Boom: Restaurateur making big investment in Williston


WILLISTON — An entrepreneur who already has invested millions in Williston plans to make the boomtown the namesake of a national restaurant chain.

Marcus Jundt, a Minneapolis native who has built more than 20 businesses, first saw the potential in Williston when he visited three years ago.

“What I saw was mind-boggling,” said Jundt, 48. “It was just amazing what was going on up here.”

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.