In 1968, a small taco stand opened in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The “Taco House” was an instant success with the locals because of the distinctive seasonings in the tasty tacos and generously sized burritos. In 1969, the franchise rights were purchased by two local businessmen, Harold Holmes and James Woodson. The pair decided to name the franchise after the man who opened the first store—John. Holmes and Woodson began selling franchises right away, but unlike other fast food chains, their focus was not on large urban areas. The first three franchised restaurants were opened in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Torrington, Wyoming, and Rapid City, South Dakota. The restaurants began to quickly evolve, with the introduction of drive-thrus and interior seating in 1973. Over time, these satisfied customers came back to Taco John’s for great food, fast service and fair prices. Today Taco John's operates and franchises more than 400 quick-service restaurants in 25 states, making Taco John’s among the largest Mexican restaurant brands in America.
Taco John's is located at 2949 5th Ave. South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Give them a call at (515) 573-822 or follow them on Facebook for their daily specials!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Taco John's made their first appearance on Tasty Tuesday and they did not dissappoint! They brought us some of their Santa Fe Burrito and Santa Fe Bowls. You can build your Santa Fe Burrito or Bowl your way with cilantro-lime rice, seasoned black beans, sour cream, cheese and your choice of new slow-cooked shredded beef or chile lime chicken. Then top it with your choice of salsa. What a first impression! Thanks so much!