Tuscaloosa, AL Food & Drinks

Cottondale restaurant raising funds for employee who died from COVID-19

COTTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — An online fundraising effort is underway to help the family of a well-known restaurant worker in Cottondale. 38-year-old Brandee Stripling died Wednesday while fighting COVID-19. “I was in shock and couldn’t believe it and didn’t think it was real,” said Justin Grimball, who is heartbroken to lose his friend and employee.

Possible short, long-term solutions to restaurant COVID-19 problems

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The pandemic has created long-term changes for the restaurant industry. That’s according to a University of Alabama professor who says some of them might be here to stay. People could not eat together because of coronavirus restrictions at the start of the pandemic. Now, many restaurants...
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Slim Chickens offers buttermilk-breaded pickings, in a crowded tender field

To stand out in a crowded field, Slim Chickens is hoping to make "Slimthusiasts" for its buttermilk-marinated tenders, hand-breaded and served with a choice of about 20 house-made sauces. "Bar none, they are the best chicken tenders that you'll find," said franchisee Denise Mashburn, who opened the first Slim Chickens...

Looking for a job? Burger King, Pizza Hut looking for workers in Tuscaloosa

GPS Hospitality is looking for more employees at local Burger King and Pizza Hut locations around Tuscaloosa. In all, the restaurant organization is looking to fill more than 40 managerial and crew member positions. Pay rates are not listed. Burger King District Manager Sharon Wallace said it’s been tough keeping...

Exotic Burger Joint Raised on Country Closes Permanently in Downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Raised on Country Burgers n' Grill has quietly closed its doors on University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exotic eatery specialized in wild game burgers like camel, elk and bison, as well as signature southern-inspired cocktails appropriately served from a Mason jar. Owner Bo Lawrence opened RoC's doors in late 2019, hoping to open the minds (and the mouths) of the Tuscaloosa foodie scene.

Virtual Hiring Fair Aims to Fill 125 Hospitality Jobs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Restaurants and hotels throughout Tuscaloosa, Alabama have extended a virtual hiring event that aims to fill more than 125 vacant job positions in the area. Hosted by West Alabama Works, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, and Tuscaloosa’s Chapter of the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, the event is looking to match hundreds of prospective employees with area businesses.
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Ferg Starbucks closes due to staff shortage

Bama Dining announced on Monday, Sept. 7 that the Starbucks in the Ferguson Center would close Tuesday because of a temporary staff shortage. “Due to limited staff and supply chain challenges, some Bama Dining locations, including the two Starbucks locations on campus, are experiencing temporary interruptions in service,” said Kristina Patridge, director of University Dining Services.

Alabama’s First Cost Kutter Grocery Store Opening in Northport Next Month

An Alabama-based grocery distributor is planning to open the state's first Cost Kutter supermarket in Northport next month, the Tuscaloosa Thread has confirmed. Jay Mitchell, the Vice President of Retail Operations for the Mitchell Grocery Corporation, said his company has finalized a lease agreement to take over the space formerly occupied by Save-a-Lot in Buford Plaza off McFarland Boulevard.