Business Buzz: M-80 Chicken gets second truck; onX gets state job creation grant

Missoulian staff

Here’s some business news in the Missoula area:

There’s a second food truck for all you spicy chicken lovers.

Montana native and former University of Montana athlete Nick Jackson along with his wife McKenna Cramer, a former Griz cheerleader, are opening their second M-80 Chicken food truck less than two years after their first. Jackson opened M-80 Chicken in September of 2020 after being laid off from his tech job due to the pandemic. He said he had a vision of bringing spicy food and his entrepreneurial spirit to his favorite community. The original truck is often parked at KettleHouse’s Myrtle Street Taphouse.

“Having one location and consistent hours allows people to always know where to find us,” Jackson said. “We have a lot of regulars that show us support, and we owe a lot to KettleHouse for giving the truck a home.” 

He said after the first truck opened, he was bombarded with event requests. However, a combination of the success at the KettleHouse location and the truck’s difficulty traveling long distances made it tough to accept many invites.

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