New Taco Bell location now open for business

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The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce cuts the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the new Taco Bell location in south Cullman. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Taco Bell’s south Cullman location is moving just down the road and the ribbon was cut on the new building Tuesday morning. The new location on U.S. Highway 31 in King Edward Plaza next to Buffalo Wild Wings is now open for business and both the drive-thru and front patio are available for customers. The dining room will be open when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The previous Taco Bell location at the intersection of Graham Street and Cherokee Avenue will be closing now that construction on the new facility is complete.

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Interim President and CEO Peggy Smith was on hand for the grand opening and said she is excited about the new addition.

“This is an exciting time for us,” she said. “We love ribbon cuttings and we especially love the ones where you’re moving to a new location, opening a new store and starting a new trend here in the south shopping center.”

Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs joked about the lengths he went to in order to enjoy Taco Bell back in the day. He said he is happy to have a location a little closer to home now.

“I can remember when my wife and I were dating, we’ve been married almost 40 years now, a special thing for us would be to drive to Decatur and eat at Taco Bell,” Jacobs said. “We have Mexican food here everywhere now, but back then it was not that easy to get and we loved Taco Bell and still love Taco Bell today so welcome to your new location.”

Drinkard Development VP of Administration and Development Jason Grimmett also attended the ribbon cutting and touched on the company’s involvement in the project.

“This started about two years ago now and it seems like they got it up overnight once they started the work it was so fast,” he said. “So, on behalf of Drinkard Development and our whole office, we’ve been proud to play a role in it.”

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