the franchise brand
with incredible
staying power.

How did a single taco stand in Cheyenne, WY become one of the nation's largest, most beloved Mexican food chains in existence today?
A winning combination of bold flavor and fresh quality, for starters. These one-of-a-kind tacos were instantly a hit and quickly caught the attention of two business-savvy locals. Unable to deny the delicious opportunity at hand, the pair purchased the franchise rights and named the restaurant after the man who started it all - John Turner.
The rest is history!
  • first taco stand

    Our first taco stand opens in Cheyenne, WY, in 1968

  • first franchise store

    We begin franchising in 1969

  • drive thru established

    1973 We introduced the drive-thru., lifting sales 20-40%

  • seventies style store front

    March 1975, 100th store opens in Scottsbluff, Nebraska

  • famous potatoes

    1979 Potato Olés make the core menu

  • start of taco tuesday

    1979 Franchisee in Minnesota Coined “Taco Tuesday” which was then trademarked in 1989.

  • eighties store front style

    1985 Taco John’s Headquarters expanded in size when they moved to 808 West 20th Street, Cheyenne

  • ninety's store front look

    1994 Iowa Taco John’s restaurant first to generate $1M in sales in a single year

  • a group of happy employees celebrating 50 years

    2018 Taco John’s celebrates 50 years

  • new store front look

    2019 Celebrating 50 years of Franchising

meet our leadership team

Vice President for Franchise Development

“The new Taco John,s is back and better than ever. A big reason is our team - they know the brand inside and out. We’re all committed to helping each and every Franchise Owner develop, launch, and grow their business. There's never been a better time to be a part of Taco John's."

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