Businesses around Branson suffered varying amounts of damage from the Leap Day 2012 tornado. For one establishment, the turnaround was surprisingly short.
The Burger Shack’s Paul Rasmussen recalls the news that the storm had moved along 76 near his business, and what he saw when he got there:
But the building was structurally sound, and the rebuilding of the Burger Shack began. Rasmussen says that, thanks in large part to the speedy issuing of building permits by the city, his business was only closed for 28 days.