BY TREVOR PFEIFER
Soon to be making its way onto the Hays dining scene is Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a Mexica-Baja eatery with a cool vibe and cold beer. With tasty food, creative drinks, and an affordable menu, store co-owner Shane Coyne is confident that the new location will be right for Hays.
“From the college students to families with young children, there is a place and menu choices for everyone,” Coyne said. “It will be a place that no matter what time of day, you can get in and
out fast if you want, or stick around and enjoy a game and your friends. Plus, it won’t drain your bank account.”
Also helping to ensure a successful business launch is co-owner Tom Lovewell. Lovewell is the previous owner of Whiskey Creek in Hays, as well as the general manager of Applebee’s and Golden Corral. This experience in Hays made it that much easier for Lovewell and Coyne to pull the trigger on opening Fuzzy’s in Hays.
“Tom has a long history of running restaurants here, so it was just a natural fit to open one in Hays and give a little back to our hometown–make a positive impact on the community and those who will work on our Fuzzy’s team,” Coyne said.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is on track to open before the end of March and will be offering deals and discounts to promote the new location.
“We studied many well-known franchise models and Fuzzy’s stood out above the rest for many reasons,” Coyne said. “Other than the word ‘taco’, everything else about Fuzzy’s will be kind of unique for Hays.”
While the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop chain currently features nearby stores in Wichita and Topeka, Fuzzy’s CDO Michael Mabry said he hopes that the new location will be a great opportunity for both Hays and the Fuzzy’s franchise.
Coyne is excited for Hays residents to experience Fuzzy’s and to give back to the community.
“We are so excited to open a place like Fuzzy’s in our hometown and serve those wonderful people and the community that gave us our start and continue to develop others toward their future,” Coyne said.
If you are looking to try the newest Hays flavor, find Fuzzy’s Tacos at 4310 Vine Street.