Taco John’s chain looks to expand into Wilmington market

Taco John's menu items (Photo: Taco John's/Facebook)
Taco John's menu items (Photo: Taco John's/Facebook)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another national brand is looking to expand into southeastern North Carolina.

Taco John’s, the Mexican fast-food chain that has nearly 400 locations in 23 states, announced plans to expand into the Carolinas and Georgia, including Wilmington.

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In a news release the company says Taco John’s franchisee Superior Taco has partnered with American Development Partners (ADP) to develop restaurants in areas including Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg, Augusta, Columbia and Savannah.

“Taco John’s has an incredible following and history of success – we continue to be impressed by the brand,” ADP Chief Operating Officer Caleb McMillen said in the release. “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.”

It’s not clear when exactly a Wilmington area location might open, but a company spokeswoman says all the new locations should be open by early 2021.

Taco John’s, which is based in Cheyenne, WY, is known for its burritos, tacos and Potato Olés.