What’s New with Taco John’s? The Latest and Greatest Developments

We continue to reinforce Taco John’s status as a historic legacy brand with continued growth and innovation during a challenging year. Read on to check out the latest and greatest happenings with the Taco John’s franchise.

CEO Jim Creel Shares How Taco John’s is Tackling COVID Challenges

Taco John’s CEO Jim Creel recently spoke with QSR magazine about how Taco John’s continues to navigate the pandemic, particularly focusing on the brand’s success despite this year’s challenges, our new image, menu innovation, real estate availability and the pivots that were made early on to support franchisees across our system. Click here to learn more in QSR magazine.

Same-Store Sales Continue to Climb

We don’t plan on slowing down our momentum – Taco John’s same-store sales continue to hold strong! From May through August, comp sales were up by an average of 6.85% each month. In September, our same-store comp sales were up 7.24%. Plus, we’ve celebrated nearly half a dozen openings since the outset of the pandemic across Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Indiana. 

“The way our system has been able to maneuver and grow through this pandemic is incredible and speaks to the recession-resistant nature of our franchise model,” said Brooks Speirs, vice president for franchise development. “We’re looking forward to continued strong sales and unit growth as Taco John’s evolves and adapts, while staying true to our beloved roots.” Click here to learn more in QSR magazine.

Taco John’s Beefs Up Corporate Team

We recently welcomed Greg Miller as chief operating officer and Brad Bergaus as the new corporate chef at Taco John’s.

Miller, a longtime industry executive, joins Taco John’s after spending more than 27 years at McDonald’s in various operations and marketing roles, as well as leadership roles at Whataburger and Jack in the Box. He plans to set comprehensive, aggressive goals to increase restaurant operations performance, sales growth and guest traffic.

Bergaus brings 11 years of experience as an educated and trained research and development chef to Taco John’s. He will be responsible for menu item development and innovation by developing and implementing a strategic plan to produce new items, philosophies and direction to meet the needs of the market. 

With booming sales, continued unit growth and a driven corporate team, Taco John’s seeks to expand through franchising with passionate and qualified operators through the end of the year. Fueled by more than 50 years of history and steady growth, a significant footprint and a new brand image, Taco John’s stands as an attractive opportunity for franchisees looking to grow their portfolio with a proven national brand.

Grab hold of the bold. Click here to learn more about franchising with Taco John’s.