White House Cafeteria reopens

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A 51-year-old landmark of Bismarck is returning after a month-long hiatus. The White House Cafeteria has announced its grand reopening.

White House Cafeteria

The restaurant has played a significant part in the lives of patrons like Sherri Peiler.

"My husband and I did get engaged right over there so it is, you know, kind of a special spot for us," said Peiler.

The owner decided it was time to retire last month and announced that the restaurant would close. The Design Shack in Mandan took over the recipes to continue the tradition.

"We got phone call after phone call from the community and our customers, and in Mandan, as you know, we were baking over there and continuing on the cookies and we just barely could keep up with our small kitchen over there, so that kind of told us maybe we should reevaluate," said Michelle Tait, co-owner.

Tait is making some changes to the business, but has decided to reopen the White House Cafeteria.

"I'm glad to see that they reopened, which is why I'm here today. I was pretty sad to see it close, it was always good food, always a quick lunch for those of us that work downtown," said Peiler.

It will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Fridays.