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The parking lot at River Falls Family Restaurant was full when the Journal visited around nooon Wednesday as the new eatery did a brisk lunch business.

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

River Falls Family Restaurant, 702 N. Main St. opened Sunday for its first day in business. It is open 6 a.m.-9 p.m., serving breakfast all day plus lunch and dinner featuring daily specials.

General Manager Tim Stenzel said the eatery served about 75 people for breakfast and lunch Sunday and more than 100 diners at dinner.

"Monday was a blur," he said about how business was the first weekday.

He said the business owner and also its chef, Jojo Shabani, has hired a serving staff of about 20 so far. Stenzel said they and the staff have been putting in long days but are excited to be open and receiving positive feedback from diners.