Taco Bell opens in Albion on Route 31

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 September 2023 at 7:59 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The new Taco Bell is shown at about 6:50 a.m., 10 minutes before opening its doors to the community for the first time this morning.

The new 2,600-foot restaurant opened following about four months of construction.

Hospitality Syracuse is the developer for the project next to McDonalds and across from Freeze-Dry Foods.

Hospitality Syracuse will have a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. today.

These three Albion freshmen were among the first customers at the Taco Bell, stopping in before the start of the school year. They include from left: Ayden Coston, DeAvion Bloom and ChrisJen Winters.

Winters said he was ordering a Cravings Box and a Cinnabon coffee.

“We wanted to get the school year off to a good start,” Winters said.

Bloom said he often goes to the Taco Bell in Brockport and is glad to have the new place close to home.

Coston wanted to be among the first customers “just to show support.”

The three students are joined inside by Chris Quackenbush of Albion, who placed the first order: a Breakfast Box and Cinnabon coffee.

“I’m just glad there is something here that is good,” Quackenbush said.

Some other high school students also came in just before school, while the drive-through was also busy.

Isaac Sugar, 15, of Albion wanted to get a burrito before started his sophomore year at the Cornerstone Christian Academy.