BRANSON, Mo. -- One month after a twister devastated the Branson community, many of the shops are restaurants on the Highway 76 Strip are back open.
"We were able to just rebuild parts of it instead of the whole structure," said Jon Rasmussen, the owner of Burger Shack on Highway 76 in Branson.
The grand opening of Burger Shack was in January, but just a month later an EF-2 tornado hit the restaurant. The strong winds busted out windows and ripped off the entire east side of the building.
"It was sad. It was hard to take," Rasmussen said.
"The next step was trying to get reopened as soon as possible for our customers and for the Branson community," Rasmussen said.
After four weeks of round-the-clock clean up and repairs, Burger Shack reopened one month after the tornado hit.
While some businesses in Branson are already reopen, other busieness owners are still in the clean up and rebuilding process, and they say those things are taking a lot longer than they thought they would.