SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The long-anticipated opening of Milo’s Hamburgers in Sylacauga has finally arrived, and fans of the Alabama-exclusive burger shop are chomping at the bit to get a bite of all the classic menu items.
With dozens of community members, the mascot Mr. Milo, and the entire staff of over 40 in attendance, the team at Milo’s, along with Chamber of Commerce executive director Laura Strickland, celebrated the grand opening of the restaurant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8.
“It’s pretty high energy around our team right now,” said Taylor Guthans, marketing manager of the new Sylacauga Milo’s. “Everyone’s real excited to get here because they’ve been training at a lot of [different] locations kind of spread out. It’s really exciting to bring the team together.”
A friends and family day was held on Tuesday afternoon to kick off the week of events at Milo’s.
On Thursday, June 9, Milo’s will begin serving the general public during the normal operating hours of 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. from their new location at Payton Park right off of Hwy 280.
For the first three days that Milo’s is open (June 9-11), the first 100 customers that come in and order will receive a free “Saucy Surprise” combo that includes the following:
Thursday, June 9 – a bottle of Milo’s Famous Sauce and a coupon for a free original cheeseburger
Friday, June 10 – a Milo’s hat and a coupon for a free original chicken sandwich
Saturday, June 11 – a coffee tumbler and a coupon for a free regular shake of choice
“We hope that some people who may have not tried Milo’s before try it for the first time and love it,” Guthans expressed. “We want people to get introduced to our [food] and see what they think about it.”
While the favorites like the original hamburger, the classic shake, and the sweet tea will be available, the Sylacauga Milo’s will feature an extended menu that will include extra thickburger options, a spicy crispy chicken sandwich, and Milo’s loaded saucy fries.
The popular burger chain scouted the Sylacauga area for many months. Time and time again, the Milo’s Burger Bus could be found serving customers either in the Toyota of Sylacauga or the Walmart parking lot.
“We had a lot of requests from the community to come out here,” said Guthans. “We thought this would be a really great location for us. When we brought the Burger Bus out here, we saw an incredible amount of support.”
To give back to the community that supports them, Milo’s has partnered with Alabama Childhood Food Solutions. Twenty percent of the sales made off of children’s meals will be given to ACFS. Also planned for the future is a spirit night for the Arc of South Talladega County hosted by Milo’s.
“We’re just so excited to be a part of this community,” Guthans said. “We’re looking forward to a great opening.”