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Like tacos? This Mexican restaurant plans expansion in SC

Taco John’s Super Nachos: a mountain of freshly cooked tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese, 100% American beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, black olives, guacamole and rich sour cream.
Taco John’s Super Nachos: a mountain of freshly cooked tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese, 100% American beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, black olives, guacamole and rich sour cream.

Cheyenne, Wyoming, based Taco John’s quick-serve Mexican restaurant has announced that it plans to enter the Southeastern market with at least 100 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

The development deal, the largest in the company’s history, is targeting Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg in South Carolina; Wilmington, North Carolina; and Augusta and Savannah, Georgia.

“Taco John’s has an incredible following and history of success – we continue to be impressed by the brand,” said 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.”

Specializing in south-of-the-border menu items, Taco John’s signature dishes include Meat and Potato Burritos, Street Tacos and Potato Olés (round bites of crunchy potato, cooked fresh and sprinkled with our signature blend of bold spices).

Taco John’s franchisee is Superior Taco, which is lead by Ivan Lenoir, a multi-unit operator within the World of Beer franchise system. Founded in 1969, the Taco John’s brand operates and franchises nearly 400 quick-service restaurants in 23 states.

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