Buffalo Wild Wings®-owned R Taco® Adds Two Franchise Groups

Fast-casual chain specializing in street-style tacos will open new locations in Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

January 17, 2018 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - R Taco, a fast-casual street taco chain backed by Buffalo Wild Wings, announced today the addition of two new franchise groups. The agreements will result in seven new locations across Arizona, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Taco Maumee, LLC, has signed a deal to open four R Taco locations in Maumee, Ohio; FT Wayne, Indiana; East Lansing, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sonoran Restaurant Group, LLC has signed a development deal for three locations in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Taco Maumee, LLC and Sonoran Restaurant Group, LLC to our franchise family,” said Tom Berzinski, vice president, managing director, R Taco. “The addition of the two groups will help expand the R Taco footprint into three additional states including Arizona, Indiana and Michigan.”

Taco Maumee, LLC is owned by Steve Grube and his two sons Mitchell and Mathias.

“We are very excited to open an R taco in Maumee, OH,” said Steve Grube, owner of Taco Maumee, LLC. “The concept has a good authentic vibe with outstanding food and the R Taco franchise group have been great to work with.”

Sonoran Restaurant Group, LLC is managed by Jake Storms along with his father Gene and operating partners Bob Mayo and Bryson Wignet.

“After frequenting R Taco in other markets, we are thrilled to bring the concept to Arizona,” said Jake Storms, owner, Sonoran Restaurant Group, LLC. “R Taco offers fresh, phenomenal food as well as a fun, unique atmosphere that we are excited to share with people here in the Valley.”

Launched in Dallas in 2010 as Rusty Taco and named for co-founder Rusty Fenton, the company shortened its name in 2015 to R Taco to provide broader appeal as the concept continues to expand beyond its Dallas roots. Restaurants have a welcoming atmosphere with quirky décor, bold colors, an open ceiling and open kitchen, with natural and industrial lighting. Service is provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About R Taco

R Taco is a distinctive fast-casual taco concept featuring street-style tacos, all made fresh from scratch, by hand, and on premise. Warm chips, house-made salsas, craft beers and no-frills margaritas round out the experience. There are currently 24 total locations: nine company-owned and 15 franchised in seven markets – Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Omaha, Des Moines, Iowa and Dayton, Ohio. The chain was founded by Steve Dunn and Rusty and Denise Fenton, who together wanted to one day own their own street taco stand. The original restaurant opened in 2010 and is located on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, Texas, a spot Rusty and his family had dreamed about for years. Visit www.RTacos.com for more information.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Buffalo Wild Wings menu specializes in 21 mouth-watering signature sauces and seasonings with flavor sensations ranging from Sweet BBQ™ to Blazin’®. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. Buffalo Wild Wings is the recipient of hundreds of "Best Wings" and "Best Sports Bar" awards from across the country. There are currently more than 1,240 Buffalo Wild Wings locations across the world.

To stay up-to-date on all the latest events and offers for sports fans and wing lovers, follow Buffalo Wild Wings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit www.BuffaloWildWings.com.

SOURCE R Taco

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