Starting as a small taco stand in Cheyenne, WY back in 1969, our one-of-a-kind tacos and other bold flavors were an instant hit in the community. Two local businessmen wanted to share these unique flavors with the world. So, they purchased the franchise rights in 1969 and named the restaurant after the man who started it all – John.
Ever since that very first taco stand, Taco John’s® has been all about bringing the flavor. From handmade salsas and classic Crispy Tacos with freshly-made shells to our signature Potato Olés®, we know how to Olé The Day.
From there, Taco John’s® restaurants began popping up across the Midwest, evolving to include drive-thrus and interior seating to bring you the unique flavors that made Taco John’s® famous. Our menu evolved to include bold originals like Potato Olés®, Meat and Potato Burritos, and our holiday specialty: Nachos Navidad®.
Ever hear of Taco Tuesday®? We started it! We even trademarked it. That’s how seriously we take tacos.
Today, Taco John’s® operates and franchises nearly 400 restaurants in 23 states – making it one of the largest Mexican quick-service restaurant brands in America.
We continue to grow across the country – but some things never change. Like our uncompromising standards of food quality, dedication to using real ingredients, signature bold flavors, and our commitment to Olé The Day!