Omaha Resident Wins $50,000 From Taco John’s Sweepstakes

December 5, 2019

OMAHA (Dec. 5, 2019) – To celebrate Taco John’s 50th anniversary, the company hosted a $50,000 sweepstakes as a birthday ‘gift’ to the loyal guests that have made it one of the largest Mexican quick-service restaurant brands in America.

Guests simply had to purchase a medium or large drink between July 1-Oct. 31 for the chance to win $50,000, free food, gift cards or cool swag. One in every three participants won, but only two participants won $50,000. The first grand prize winner was a Shawano, Wisconsin resident who won in October.

Local Omaha resident, Andrew Carter, was the second lucky winner! A huge fan of the brand, Carter visited the Taco John’s in Gretna, ordered the Meat and Potato Burrito and Softshell Taco Combo with a side of nacho cheese for the Potato OlésÒ, entered the code online and won $50,000!

“I never would have thought I would win something like this,” Carter said. “I honestly didn’t think it was real. It’s still a little unbelievable. I found out at work and I was speechless.”

Taco John’s will host a check presentation at the winning Taco John’s, located at 11310 Wickersham Blvd. in Gretna, on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.

“It’s loyal guests like Andrew that have made Taco John’s a success for 50 years,” said Franchisee Brian Schmidt. “My business partner, Graham West, and I can’t believe that our Gretna restaurant had the winning cup. We appreciate every single guest we serve and couldn’t be more excited to present the $50,000 check to Andrew on Friday!”

  •         What: Taco John’s presents $50,000 check to Omaha resident
  •         When: Friday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m.
  •         Where: Taco John’s located at 11310 Wickersham Blvd. in Gretna

About Taco John’s®
Taco John’s operates and franchises nearly 400 quick-service restaurants in 23 states. Privately owned, the business opened its first restaurant in 1969 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Taco John’s prides itself on serving generous portions, menu items prepared fresh to your order, high quality ingredients and special recipes, seasonings and sauces. For more information or to apply for a position, visit