the franchise brand
with incredible
staying power.

the original taco tuesday with a store front
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!
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  • 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

BROOKS SPEIRS
Vice President for Franchise Development

“The “new” Taco Johns 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.”

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