Taco Bell is coming to Holt

“People seem to be pretty excited about this,” said Tracy L.C. Miller, Delhi Township director of community development.

“This” is the news that a Taco Bell restaurant is coming to Holt. It’s one of 16 new Taco Bells being built this year by Brighton, Michigan-based Sundance, Inc.— one of the country’s largest Taco Bell franchisees, with 150 stores across multiple states.

Sundance Director of Operations Molly Trosko said the strength of the brand has spurred her company’s growth.

“Sales are up eight to 10 percent,” she said, adding that the company has been actively hiring to meet the demand. “It’s a good problem to have.”

The Holt store will bring about 40 jobs to the community.

“We’re excited to be in Holt,” she said. “It’s a good market.”

Taco Bell is slated to open sometime this summer on the former Henderson Glass site at 2420 Cedar Street. Construction of the restaurant will begin as soon as the existing building is razed.

“You can expect it to open about 90 days from the time you see the first shovel,” Molly said.