Pictured above – Team members from Taco Bell celebrated ribbon cutting with county officials

Baxter – After years of preparation, including planning, funding stages and construction, Taco Bell officially cut the ribbon on a new era in Baxter this morning. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter, along with officials from the Cookeville-Putnam Chamber of Commerce and Taco bell staff were on hand to celebrate the event.

Pictured from l. to r. – Bella Navarro, Roger James, TJ Rector, Amin Ferdowsi, Ashley Shockley, Brandon Lowery and Trae Usie 

The restaurant, owned and operated by franchisee Imaan Ferdowsi, broke ground back on July 12 of 2021. Porter said businesses like Taco Bell are a great thing for the county and for those younger or first time job seekers.

“I am excited to see the new Taco Bell open in Baxter,” said Porter. “We love to see new businesses come to our county, especially retail in our small cities.”

According to their website, Taco Bell says franchise locations like this one are key to growth as a company. They look to provide first time workers with opportunities in smaller markets.

“We believe in the power of a first job, and know that working at a Taco Bell restaurant is often that all-important first break for many people” according to the Taco Bell website. “A first job has the potential to be the place where life-long lessons are learned, careers are kick started and passions are realized.”

Located at 125 Fast Lane in Baxter, drive thru hours are 7 a.m to 2 a.m Mon. to Sun. Dine in hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon. to Sun.

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Photos courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce.

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