100-Store Deal Taking Taco John’s to the Carolinas

by Katie Lee

Cheyenne, Wyo. — Taco John’s, a rapidly growing Mexican quick-service brand, has landed its largest development deal in company history with at least 100 new locations planned for North and South Carolina along with Georgia.

“Taco John’s has an incredible following and history of success — we continue to be impressed by the brand,” says Caleb McMillen, chief operating officer for American Development Partners. “We can’t wait to introduce these markets to the iconic, quality food of Taco John’s. We have aggressive development plans for the next 24 to 36 months.”

Taco John’s franchisee, Superior Taco, has partnered with American Development Partners (ADP) to develop restaurants in areas including Wilmington, N.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Spartanburg, S.C.; Augusta, Ga.; Columbia, S.C.; and Savannah, Ga. Superior Taco is led by Ivan Lenoir, an experienced multi-unit operator in the World of Beer franchise system. American Development Partners is experienced with national brands and currently has partnerships to develop other nationally known concepts including Dog Haus, Church’s Chicken, Captain D’s and Checkers.

“The ADP team is great at using their extensive knowledge of the restaurant industry to develop very successful locations,” says Van Ingram, vice president of development for Taco John’s. “We appreciate their partnership and look forward to watching them bring our bold and fresh flavors to a whole new market.”

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. For more information, visit tacojohns.com.

SOURCE: Taco John’s

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