Milo’s set to open Oct. 18 in Jasper

Posted 10/5/17

By LEA RIZZO

Daily Mountain Eagle

Milo’s is set to open its new location in Jasper on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County announced this week on Facebook.

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Milo’s set to open Oct. 18 in Jasper

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By LEA RIZZO

Daily Mountain Eagle

Milo’s is set to open its new location in Jasper on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County announced this week on Facebook.

The company confirmed the opening date in a press release Thursday.

“Jasper has been at the top of our list from the time we decided to expand the Milo’s footprint,” Tom Dekle, CEO of Milo’s Hamburgers, said in the press release. “Frankly, the good folks of Jasper have been the most vocal in inviting us to open there! By far. Friendly locals have been sending, not only requests, but specific location suggestions for years. We waited until we found the right spot, and we’re excited to open.”

Milo’s is located on U.S. Highway 78 in front of Scott Crump Toyota.

The Jasper location’s hours will be 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

During the fast-food restaurant’s opening week, Milo’s will be giving away prizes to the first 100 dine-in customers each day. These include a Milo’s hat on Wednesday, Oct. 18, a punch card to try various Milo’s menu items on Thursday, Oct. 19, and on Friday, Oct. 20, a coffee mug with a card valid for free coffee for three months during breakfast hours.

“Having giveaways for our first 100 customers each day the week of opening is our small way to say thanks,” Dekle said. “Another way we’re saying ‘thanks’ is through the Milo’s LSE Foundation, which supports local schools. The Milo’s LSE Foundation will give a $1,000 grant to five different schools in the area.”

According to the press release, “Milo’s LSE Foundation is named for the “little somethin’ extra”—the extra piece of meat atop the burger patty.” Administrators, teachers and parents with students at Jasper area schools can apply for one of the grants via the Milo’s website at miloshamburgers.com/lse-foundation.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 7 and the recipients will be chosen in December. The LSE Foundation will also provide fundraising opportunities for local schools throughout the year.

Milo’s will open with the restaurant’s signature menu, including burgers, seasoned fries, hand-breaded chicken tenders, marinated grilled chicken sandwiches, hand-spun milkshakes and fried pies topped with powdered sugar.

The Jasper location will also have the full breakfast menu, which debuted in 2015, complete with a grits bowl, biscuits and a breakfast burritos.

For the first 90 days the Jasper location is open, breakfast will be half price.

Milo’s uses “the highest possible quality ingredients sourced from trusted Alabama vendors, helping ensure that Milo’s meals are prepared and served fresh,” the press released stated.

“All of the Milo’s restaurants are company owned — we don’t have franchisees,” Dekle said. “It is important to us to maintain consistently high quality ingredients and service, so we pick locations close enough to home base that our leadership team can support them at high levels. We’re committed to doing that in Jasper.”

Milo’s, which has 20 locations in Alabama, was founded in 1946 by Milo Carlton. The company has nearly 800 employees in the state. The Jasper location will employ 50 people — 30 full-time and 20 part-time.

Milo’s Tea and Milo’s Restaurants, which share the same logo, became separate entities about 20 years ago, according to a recent Weld report, as the Carlton family wanted to concentrate on distribution and leave the restaurants to someone else.