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Becky S. Collins came to celebrate Cindy Brummett’s more than two decades at Taco Bell in Harriman. Collins trained Cindy after she was hired at the fast food restaurant on Jan. 23, 1996.

Cindy Brummett’s smiling face has greeted Taco Bell customers in Harriman for more than two decades.

She tried a handful of jobs before discovering that Taco Bell was her home; a place where they welcomed her and worked with her developmental disabilities to match her skills with her duties.

“Cindy has been with us a long time. She’s a special person for sure. Most everyone knows her. We have employees that no longer work here that come by to see Cindy,” said Nickie Donathan, who owns the restaurant with husband Scott.