America has a fever. And the only prescription… is more Fuzzy’s.
That’s why we’re happy to deliver the positive prognosis that more Fuzzy’s Taco Shops are coming to a city near you. (Depending on the city you live in, obviously.)
Now, in the time-honored Fuzzy’s tradition, we’d like to pay tribute to our new communities before we set up camp. And by “pay tribute” we mean: fun facts!
Overland Park, KS
Overland Park, Kansas will soon be home to not one but TWO new Fuzzy’s Taco Shops. We think Overland Parkers will work up a mighty appetite, considering their city was ranked the number one Soccer City in the nation. The Overland Park Soccer Complex offers proof of that. It sports 12 lighted fields, 12 electronic scoreboards, a field cooling system and player benches equipped with cooling fans. For an after-match margarita, though, you’ll have to leave these creature comforts for the nearest Fuzzy’s.
Could Charlottesville be considered the Hollywood of the East Coast? Probably not, but they do have a lot of ties to fame. Not only is Charlottesville home to the University of Virginia, it’s the former hometown of Rob Lowe, William Faulkner, Georgia O’Keefe, the Dave Matthews Band and Dr. Charles Taylor Pepper (yep, that Dr. Pepper).
Grab your sunscreen, because the Fuzzy’s Bradenton location is a little slice of sunny heaven. Not only does Bradenton feature a full 18 miles of sugar sand beaches, it’s also the site of the Cortez Historic Fishing Village, the oldest working fishing village in the Sunshine State.
Houston, TX (River Oaks)
We could talk all day about the awesomeness that is H-town, but River Oaks in particular is one cool neighborhood. It’s currently the home of Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, a top-50 player in league history who led the Houston Rockets to an NBA title in ’95. “The Glide” was also a member of the original “Dream Team” that won Olympic gold in ’92.
Murfreesboro, or “The Boro” as it’s known to locals, is literally the center of attention in Tennessee. Geographically speaking, The ‘Boro is located smack dab in the middle of the Volunteer State.
Toledo really seems to have it all, including one of the finest zoos in the U.S. This “Best U.S. Zoo” (according to USA Today) allows visitors to experience over 9000 animals, representing 800 distinct species.
Woo, pig sooie! Fayetteville is consistently ranked as one of the top college towns in the U.S. But what we like most about Fayetteville is how law-abiding its citizens are — even when the laws they’re abiding are a little bit odd.
For example, it’s illegal for dogs to bark after 6 pm and walking your cow down Fayetteville’s Main Street on Sundays after 1 pm might land you in jails. No fines for double-dipping in the salsa… though we may need to talk with the City Council about that.
This Oklahoma town was originally named Verbeck when settlers arrived in the late 19th century. However, a railroad company employee named Al Moore got tired of the mailman missing him on his rounds. So Al painted his name in large letters on the side of his house (which may have been a converted boxcar). The rest, as they say, is history.
After enjoying your Fuzzy’s tacos at our new Midlothian location, you can relax at their Mockingbird Nature Park, a 62-acre park, complete with a butterfly garden.
Tallahassee, FL (FSU)
“Snow” and “Florida” don’t usually go together. But — believe it or not — Tallahassee temperatures reached -2 degrees during one crazy blizzard. The so-called “Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899” is the only time temperatures have dipped below zero in Florida. Also, although the city only gets snow about once every 17 years, their record snowfall accumulation is 2.8 inches, achieved on February 13, 1958.
Alpharetta, which literally translates to “First Town” in Greek, is known as the “City of Celebration.” Forbes once voted it the “7th Friendliest City in the Entire Nation.” Fuzzy’s, friendship and festivities. Not a bad way to finish this list.