Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Opens 100th Unit

by Katie Lee

Fort Worth, Texas — Fort Worth, Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop®, the award-winning, Baja-style, fast-casual Mexican restaurant group, hit a milestone in the first week of August with the opening of its 100th restaurant.

The 100th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is in Oklahoma City, making it the fifth Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Oklahoma, the third in Oklahoma City, and the first tenant to open in the brand new Chisholm Creek Tract30 mixed-use development in northwest Oklahoma City. 

Also opening were two new Texas locations, one east of Dallas in Royse City (Rockwall County) and one in Southwest Houston (Meyerland). Fuzzy’s expects to open its first Las Vegas location by the end of September 2016. “In fact, we’re projecting to more than double the number of stores we opened in 2015,” says Mel Knight, Fuzzy’s executive vice president.

“Hitting the 100 mark is a major milestone, considering that it all humbly began in 2003 with the purchase of that first struggling Fuzzy’s Taco Shop by TCU in Fort Worth,” Knight continues. “From that one restaurant, we’ve built a solid, stable company with 100 units in 11 states that is continuing to grow at an accelerated pace.”

Due to popular demand, Fuzzy’s started offering franchises in 2009. Initially, most of the company’s growth was in Texas, but with the help of its growing franchisee base, the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop concept has proven to be successful in other key markets such as Colorado, Florida and Oklahoma, and is rapidly expanding into other states.

“Over the last year alone, we’ve brought on 20 new franchise groups who will soon be introducing our concept to new states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia,” Knight says.

That success and growth is what attracted the NRD Fund, a private equity fund, to indirectly acquire a majority interest in Fuzzy’s Taco Shop earlier this year.

For more information, visit http://www.fuzzystacoshop.com/franchise.

SOURCE: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

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