I thought these restaurants only existed in the South...and in my dreams. Not anymore!

Chick-fil-A announced this week that they will be opening a new franchise in Kalispell. Although it's no Missoula, it's a start!

The Flathead Beacon said the new 4,500-square-foot restaurant is the first of its kind in Montana.

Plans were submitted to the city of Kalispell recently detailing the future restaurant, which will break ground in spring with a planned opening of late summer or early fall 2016. The new restaurant has a project value of $750,000. It will be built at 35 Treeline Dr. next to Verizon in the new development site that includes Cabela’s and MacKenzie River Pizza.

If you have ever experienced a chicken bisket from Chick-fil-A, you will understand my salivating excitement that is currently happening.

What's next to open in MT?