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Lunch now being served at Z103 in Fergus

Published 11:34am Friday, October 4, 2013

The Z103 Bar and Grill has a new feature: It’s open for lunch.

While the establishment used to open at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, it had a soft opening for lunch in August and serves up lunch fare from 11-3 p.m. It’s been kind of a slow start, but things are going well, according to head chef and kitchen manager Dan Lipson.

Since Z103 opened 11 years ago, the idea of opening the doors for the noon meal was there.

“It’s always been talked about,” Lipson said. “We just decided to pull the trigger finally.”

If customers stop by expecting to order their regular dinner dish, they might need to think again, however.

“It’s a completely different menu, actually,” Lipson said.

The limited lunch menu offers a homemade soup bar with assorted breads, along with sandwiches and salads. Ribbon fries, like a spiral potato chip, are one of the new hits on the menu.

“Something that’s quick, simple, good,” Lipson said. “The homemade soups are a nice change.”

The bar and grill offers three soups daily, like potato bacon, chicken wild rice and broccoli cheese. It plans to have five or six at a time once business grows.

They’ve attracted customers through word of mouth and social media. They also had customers fill out comment cards and received some good feedback already, Lipson said.

“Stuff we can use to help grow as a business,” he said.

They plan to expand the lunch menu as the demand increases during the afternoon.

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