The New Ulm KFC-Taco Bell restaurant is open for business again after a fire shut it down nearly 9 months ago. The fire in the fast food restaurant’s kitchen occurred the morning of August 21st. The damage was primarily contained to the kitchen, although the majority of the restaurant did sustain smoke damage. The amount of damage exceeded $300,000 because all of the equipment, walls and ceilings were replaced. As of Monday, the New Ulm KFC-Taco Bell drive-thru remained closed, but the interior of the restaurant was open for business.