Cedar Rapids, IA- Insurance investigators suspect methane gas as the cause of the explosion that shattered the Burger King restaurant at 3030 Mount Vernon Road SE on April 24.

Beaton Inc., the Cedar Rapids restaurant chain that owns the restaurant, confirmed Tuesday that it plans to rebuild or repair the heavily damaged restaurant soon.

“The whole thing is strange,” said company President Perry Beaton, who received the report from Continental Western Insurance. Beaton said a natural gas leak had been suspected.

Rebuilding the restaurant should begin in about a month, and take about 100 days.