UM’s Iron Griz Restaurant Wins Gold

May 25, 2016

MISSOULA – University of Montana Dining’s The Iron Griz – An American Bistro was recently recognized with a gold award in a National Association of College and University Food Services competition.

The Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, which showcase the best of university food service concepts across the country, are sponsored each year by NACUFS. The competition consists of six categories, including a single-concept retail location such as The Iron Griz. Each category is broken down into small, medium and large universities. The Iron Griz received a gold award in the large university group and is in the running for the Grand Prize.

“The Loyal E. Horton Awards are the top award for facility, concept and menu design in our industry,” said UM Dining Director Mark LoParco.

The Iron Griz offers American cuisine at affordable prices. Guests enjoy the best of the season’s harvest from local farmers purchased through the UM Farm to College Program, as well as produce from the UM Dining gardens. The beef is USDA prime from locally raised Wagyu cattle.

The Iron Griz is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and is located at the UM Golf Course at 515 South Ave. E. For more information visit


Contact: Sam Belanger, UM Dining director of marketing, 406-243-5089,