Brothers David and Jimmy Forrette grew up in Sisseton, South Dakota where they both worked in the restaurant business as young boys. David graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. Jimmy has worked for Pepsi in Ortonville, Minnesota for 27 years. The Forrette brothers along with their wives formed 4-et Incorporated in February of 2000 (4-et is a basic representation of how to pronounce their last name). On February 15th, 2000 they purchased the Millstone Family Restaurant in Milbank, South Dakota.
David and his wife Sheri along with their three children, Brittney, Ashley, and Ben, relocated from Brookings after purchasing the business. David is the General Manager of the Millstone overseeing the day-to-day operations.
Jimmy and his wife Lisa have made Milbank their home for over 20 years with their children, Eric, Jessica, and Laney. Lisa has been a long-time employee of the restaurant and now as an owner, you will see her greeting and serving our guests daily.
In 2013, Assistant General Manager Matt Allen became a partner in the business. Matt is from Milbank, and he has worked at the Millstone since high school. He is the man behind the scenes who helps with daily operations.
Kim Peschong joined as a partner in January of 2016. She is the Front Service Manager taking care of everything you see out front. She is from the Milbank area and has also worked at the Millstone since high school.
The Millstone Family Restaurant expanded into the catering business in 2003 which included a complete remodel of our kitchen and adding an area to prepare catered meals. We have since prepared and served meals for many local events including weddings, reunions, graduations, grand openings, birthdays, and athletic and scholarship banquets. We also cater to local businesses on a weekly basis.
It is not uncommon to find David and Sheri, Jimmy and Lisa, their children, and Matt and Kim all working at the restaurant on Sunday morning or catering a function together. It is truly a "family" business.