MURFREESBORO — Texas-born Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has announced its first Tennessee location will be at Fountains at Gateway, the new Class A office and retail development located at 1500 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
The Baja-style, fast-casual Mexican restaurant has leased a 3,552-square-foot retail space, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is known for its casual atmosphere, array of fresh, handmade food and outstanding service as well as full bar service with margaritas and a selection of draft and craft beers.
Restaurant industry veterans Sean Chambers and Richard Phillips, who own the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop franchise for the Nashville area, including Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties, selected Murfreesboro as their first location.
“We are thrilled to announce that Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro will be the first Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Tennessee,” said Chambers, operating partner for the franchise group. “Fountains at Gateway offers everything we were hoping to find for our flagship Fuzzy’s store, including an ideal location, unique amenities and strong customer appeal.
Chambers was in restaurant management in Texas for 16 years and Phillips in restaurant and franchise business development for eight years. They previously worked at Fuzzy’s corporate office in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Fuzzy’s will bring a flavorful, new Mexican restaurant to Murfreesboro and also play an active role in the community,” Chambers continued. “My family and I live and work in Murfreesboro and we look forward to being good neighbors and hands-on restaurant owners. With plans to open in spring 2017, we are excited that Fuzzy’s will be among the first tenants to open in the new Fountains development.”
Graby said Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is a great fit for the Fountains at Gateway development and Murfreesboro.
“Fuzzy’s is one of the hottest, fast-casual Mexican concepts in the country and adds to the synergy of the carefully selected mix of restaurant we’re assembling at Fountains,” he said.
He said he was convinced after visiting one of Fuzzy’s locations.
“We visited one of their locations in Texas and were won over by the combination of their food quality and playful atmosphere that will make them totally unique in Murfreesboro,” Graby said about the restaurant that will open up to one of the development’s pocket parks.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop will be located on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the new 107,000-square-foot office building at Fountains at Gateway.