Restaurant reacts after vehicle crashes into dining room

This isn’t the first time a vehicle has hit Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Montgomery

Vehicle runs into Montgomery restaurant

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery restaurant made a lighthearted joke Tuesday morning, the day after a vehicle crashed right into the dining area Monday evening.

“Our food is so good you won’t stop chowing for nothing'!” Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe posted to its Facebook page. “We are open today and everything is okay with our new drive-in & dine!”

Our food is so good you won’t stop chowing for nothin’! We are open today and everything is okay with our new drive-in & dine!

Posted by Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

According to Montgomery Police Captain Regina Duckett, a vehicle crashed in the 2500 block of Berryhill Road and struck a building. Duckett said the building sustained moderate damage and an initial investigation indicated the driver mistakenly accelerated.

A WSFA 12 News crew and viewers at the scene show the building damaged to be Taziki’s at the Shoppes at Eastchase. A viewer photo shows the car inside the restaurant.

Duckett confirmed there were no injuries.

A viewer photo shows a car inside Taziki's at the Shoppes at Eastchase.
A viewer photo shows a car inside Taziki's at the Shoppes at Eastchase. (Source: WSFA 12 News viewer)

The Montgomery Fire Department confirmed that while the vehicle crashed through a window, it pushed a main support for a load bearing wall over by nearly a foot.

You’ve probably heard about the incident at Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe yesterday. Thankfully, no one was injured and we can still enjoy their amazing food today. What you might not know is what our firefighters did after the incident. Heavy Rescue 76 temporarily shored the exterior wall due to it being a load bearing wall. The vehicle entered the building through a window but moved the main support for the wall over about 8 inches. These firefighters not only ensured the safety of all on the scene, but also made sure the structure was sound so that there were no further risks of injury until it could be repaired. Still think firefighting is just putting water on the fire? Think again! These rescue tactics are just one of many that you could learn when YOU become a firefighter. And guess what, we’re hiring! Go to Montgomerypersonnel.com to apply today. #firefighter #firefighting #bestjobever #whateverittakes #gladeveryonewasok #gladTazikisisstillopen #thosechickenrollstho WSFA-TV Alabama News Network Montgomery Advertiser

Posted by Montgomery Fire/Rescue on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

This isn’t the first time a vehicle has tried to create a drive-thru at this particular restaurant. In February of 2018, the driver of a white Nissan sedan caused light damage to the building but did not enter the restaurant.

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