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Milo’s finds a sweet spot in Clanton

Located off Exit 205, Clanton will become the newest city to host a Milo’s Hamburgers establishment on Thursday.

The grand opening will have several specials associated with it, according to Milo’s CEO Tom Dekle.

“We tested the Clanton market last year through various Burger Bus events, and each time it proved to be a tremendous success,” said Dekle. “Our goal is to localize each store opening as much as possible and provide a ‘little something extra’ – whether giving back to the local community or customizing specific menu items. We’re excited for what’s in store with Clanton for our grand opening week and beyond.”

In Milo’s opening week, all kids meals served will have 20% of the proceeds donated to a local nonprofit organization, the Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Center strives to offer a safe, child-friendly environment to children victimized by abuse or neglect and provide restoration and justice in their lives. The organization is celebrating 10 years of supporting children’s advocacy efforts throughout Chilton County.

Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Jana Zuelzke praised Milo’s investment in such an important area of the community.

“It truly takes our community coming together to help children heal after suffering from the trauma of abuse. We are so grateful for our partnership with Milo’s as they open their new store in Clanton,” said Zuelzke. “This type of investment from local partners helps us continue carrying out our mission to provide hope, healing, and justice.”

Further, opening week offers include a variety of specials for the first 100 customers during its first three days of business.

On Thursday, the first 100 customers will enjoy a bottle of Milo’s signature sauce and a coupon for a free original cheeseburger. The first 100 customers on Friday will receive a Milo’s hat and a coupon for a free crispy chicken sandwich.

To round out the opening week specials, the first 100 customers on Saturday will receive a Milo’s Tervis tumbler and a coupon for a free scratch-made peach pie.

Milo’s strives to honor local culture with their restaurants. Clanton’s location is no different, according to Mary Duncan Proctor, marketing director for Milo’s Hamburgers.

“Anyone who regularly travels along I-65 probably has Clanton on their list of favorite stops,” said Proctor. “We’re excited to showcase a hint of Clanton flavor by serving the scratch-made peach pie on our menu here. Now, locals and interstate travelers can stop by Milo’s for a delicious burger and enjoy their Clanton peach fix for dessert.”

David Palmore is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News

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