Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is opening its first store with a drive-thru Tuesday in Auburn, Alabama. The 4,975-square-foot restaurant, owned and operated locally by Richard Maddox, Becky Retherford, Craig Hacklander and David Sylvester, marks the chain’s 150th location in18 states.
Additionally, the restaurant features a full bar, including four frozen margarita machines with flavors such as lime, strawberry and mango, as well as signature frozen margaritas including the Beerita — Fuzzy’s house margarita with a dunked Coronita bottle; Fuzzy Mosa — Fuzzy Driver mango margarita with a dunked sparkling wine bottle; Walk of Shameson — Fuzzy’s house margarita with a dunked Coronita bottle and a Jameson floater; and Island Sunset — strawberry margarita with peach and Malibu coconut rum.
“We think the community is really going to love Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s scratch-made food and chill vibes, and we are excited to open one in Auburn,” Maddox said in a company press release. “Adding a drive-thru allows us to serve our guests even more conveniently and we are thrilled to be the first Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to do so.”
Maddox will also open a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Albany, Georgia, later this year, with plans to open up to four more units in the next 12 months.
“The new Auburn location is a true testament to how flexible the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop footprint can be,” Paul Damico, CEO of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, said in the release. “Richard’s experience with fast casual restaurants and franchised brands makes him the perfect partner to open our first true drive-thru. We look forward to continuing to expand with Richard and making Fuzzy’s Taco Shop even more accessible to the Southeast.”