Moulton Kentucky Fried Chicken holds reopening party
By Kristen Bishop
MOULTON — Just in time for this weekend’s North Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, the Moulton Kentucky Fried Chicken celebrated its reopening Friday.
The owner of KFC of Colbert County Inc., Charles Clark, renovated the building, originally built in 1991, with an additional 40 seats and decorated the facility with Lawrence County memorabilia.
Since the restaurant officially reopened in October, business has increased by about 30 percent, said Tim Clark, vice president of administration.
“We wanted to wait for nice weather in spring to hold the grand reopening celebration,” he said.
“Plus, it’s an exciting time with the Chicken and Egg Festival this weekend.”
KFC of Colbert County Inc. is sponsoring the main stage, holding clucking and Col. Sanders look-alike contests, and giving away prizes between performances during the festival, which ends Sunday.
The Chicken and Egg Festival, a celebration of all things poultry, is a two-day outdoor festival with food vendors, competitions, an arts and crafts fair and live performances.
The international Col. Sanders look-alike, called Col. Baxley, festival mascot “Nugget,” Moulton Mayor Ray Alexander and District 5 Commissioner Alma Whitlow were present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Following the ceremony, Charles Clark presented Grace Cole of the Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum with a $200 check to thank the organization for its service to the county and for donating Owens memorabilia for the restaurant.
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