Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opens first drive-thru in Auburn, AL


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the popular Baja-style taco restaurant, opens in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, July 12e. The 4,975 square foot restaurant is locally owned and operated by GARG, LLC, run by entrepreneurs Richard Maddox and Becky Retherford with restaurant industry veterans Craig Hacklander and David Sylvester, and is located at 1678 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36832 With this new opening, the Texas-based restaurant group has nearly 150 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 18 states.

The Auburn location will host Fuzzy’s Taco Shop brand’s first drive-thru and will offer drive-thru, dine-in and take-out orders seven days a week.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop serves delicious Mexican dishes including their famous queso, homemade guacamole and fire-roasted salsa, as well as staples such as Baja tacos, breakfast tacos, burritos, bowls, nachos, quesadillas, salads, traditional sides and drinks. Breakfast is served all day, and a kids’ menu of starters the kids will love is also available. The drive-thru will offer a modified menu, with the full menu available inside the restaurant for dine-in or take-out orders.

Plus, the restaurant has a full bar serving margaritas, cocktails, and ice-cold beer. The Auburn location will feature four frozen margarita machines with flavors including lime, strawberry, and mango, as well as signature frozen margaritas including the Beerita – Fuzzy’s house margarita with Coronita dipped bottle; Fuzzy Mosa – Fuzzy Driver Mango Margarita with a dipped bottle of sparkling wine; Walk of Shameson – Fuzzy’s Homemade Margarita with Coronita Soaked Bottle and Jameson Float; and Island Sunset – strawberry margarita with peach and Malibu coconut rum.

“We think the community will really love the food and chill vibes at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, and we’re thrilled to open one in Auburn,” said owner Richard Maddox. “Adding a drive-thru makes it even easier for us to serve our customers and we’re thrilled to be the first Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to do so.”

Local Fuzzy’s Taco Shop General Manager Bill Young adds, “We invite everyone to join us for our grand opening on Tuesday, July 12th.eand to celebrate with a Fuzzy’s margarita and our famous Baja tacos.”

To celebrate, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is hosting an official grand opening on July 12e, where the first 50 guests in line for dining* will receive free tacos for a year** and a free Auburn-themed Fuzzy T-shirt. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

When guests enter the space, they notice repurposed wood elements with industrial Edison light bulbs adorning the ceiling and custom vintage pipe shelves. Additionally, an air-conditioned patio bar with garage doors allows guests to enjoy the space year-round.

The Auburn location will offer service seven days a week. Dining hours are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The drive-thru will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

GARG and Maddox will also open a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Albany, Georgia later this year, with plans to open up to four more units over the next 12 months.

“Auburn’s new location is a true testament to the flexibility of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop footprint,” says Paul Damico, CEO of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “Richard’s experience with fast casual restaurants and franchise brands makes him the perfect partner to open our first true drive-thru. We look forward to continuing to grow with Richard and making Fuzzy’s Taco Shop even more accessible to the Southeast.

If you have any questions, please call Fuzzy’s Taco Shop at 334-310-1744. Follow Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with local promotions and events. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has nearly 150 corporate and franchise locations in 18 states. For a complete list of locations, please visit www.FuzzysTacoShop.com.

*Offer not applicable to drive-thru customers.

**Winners will receive two (2) free tacos each week for 52 weeks. The two free tacos will be loaded onto their Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Rewards app at the start of each week and must be used that week or the offer will expire. All winners must have an active Rewards account to redeem their prizes.

About Fuzzy’s Taco Shop:

Founded in 2003 near the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® is a fast-casual restaurant serving Mexican fare with a Baja twist. The laid-back atmosphere pairs perfectly with the typical Baja-style tacos, famous chips and queso, and frozen drinks always served at a cold price. With nearly 150 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 18 states, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop was included in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Number 10 “Fastest Growing Chains” in 2018. For more franchise information , please visit www.MyFuzzys.com.

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