TUSCALOOSA – A familiar taste returned to Tuscaloosa this morning.

Milo’s Hamburgers held a limited opening and ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at their new location on Skyland Boulevard. Employees give away sausage and egg wraps, hashbrowns, and biscuits to customers.

“We’re really excited to be reopening in Tuscaloosa,” said Tom Dekle, CEO of Milo’s Hamburgers. According to Dekle, the limited morning open gave employees a chance to practice, and Milo’s an opportunity to give a little something back to the community it was ripped out of by the April 27th, 2011 tornado.

“We had always intended to come back,” Dekle explaind. “We just didn’t have a chance to do that within the first year or two. The city was still sorting out the regulations and zoning ordinances. We were dilligently looking for the right piece of property that would serve both the city and the county”.

Milo’s Hamburgers is the latest business to return to Tuscaloosa after being destroyed by the deadly storm. Tuscaloosa City Council President Harrison Taylor said every time a business rebuilds and reopens its a success story for the city. Taylor said he’s also excited about the 25 jobs Milo’s brings with it.

“Young people with jobs for the summer and students, high school students, college students to be able to have some money in their pocket and working,” Harrison stated. “Learning the ethics and how to work and show up on time and interviews and things. So, it’s a win-win for everybody”.

Milo’s Hamburgers will resume full-service operartions to both dine-in and drive-thru customers Wednesday morning..

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