Taco Cabana

Taco Cabana Goes Back to The Start With Unit Restoration

Thirty-five years after Taco Cabana introduced its signature patio experience to San Antonio, Texas, the “Original Mexican Patio Café,” located in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood, is beginning a month-long restoration project.

The project will restore the 35-year-old restaurant to the original look and feel of its opening in 1978. The restoration culminates on the brand’s 35th anniversary on September 21 with a special grand reopening fiesta event that will include the family of Taco Cabana’s founder, Felix Stehling. 

Breaking Up Is Not Hard to Do

Sometimes, parting ways can be advantageous.

In May 2012, Fiesta Restaurant Group, owner of fast-casual brands Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, split from Carrols Restaurant Group, the nation’s largest Burger King franchisee. Fortunately, there were no hard feelings.

“Originally, the idea was that the three companies would be worth more separate than they were together,” says Fiesta Restaurant Group CEO Tim Taft. “Since then, that thesis has been proven correct in light of the stock performance of both companies.”

Taco Cabana Gives Fans Access to March Madness

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball fans looking for a way to witness the craziness in March firsthand are getting a big assist from Taco Cabana and Sports Radio 1310-AM The Ticket.

The two local icons are teaming up to give one lucky fan a trip for two, including airfare and hotel accommodations, to Austin, Texas, for the third round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament March 22–24. The winner will be announced March 15.

Taco Cabana Hits the Scene in Arlington, Texas

Taco Cabana, the fast-casual chain with a Mexican patio-cafe environment and true flavors of Mexico-inspired menu, opened its newest Arlington restaurant in Texas. This is the first time Taco Cabana has opened one of its newly redesigned concepts in Arlington.

"We're excited to bring another Taco Cabana location to our fans in Arlington," says Todd Coerver, chief operating officer at Taco Cabana. "And the fact that this location will be the first time we're bringing our newly designed restaurant to the area makes this a special occasion for Taco Cabana and our fans."

Shrimp Tampico Now Permanent at Taco Cabana

Taco Cabana has big news for its fans. The Original Mexican Patio Cafe brought back its popular Shrimp Tampico. The seasonal favorite, served as a quesadilla and soft tacos, has been added as a permanent menu item and is now available year-round.

Made daily with shrimp hand-marinated in the TC kitchen, in a mix of ancho chile and spices, Shrimp Tampico is available at all Taco Cabana restaurants as a shrimp taco or quesadilla.

Nancy Clark Joins Fiesta Restaurant Group as Chief People Officer

Fiesta Restaurant Group, the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana fast-casual restaurant brands, announced that Nancy Clark has joined the company as vice president, chief people officer, effective January 10, 2013.

Clark is a highly regarded human resources business leader with more than 15 years of experience at several high-profile and diverse organizations, including J.C. Penney Corporation, PepsiCo, and General Electric Company.

Taco Cabana Lends a Hand to Wounded Warriors

Taco Cabana recently announced it raised more than $73,000 in its annual Taco Treat fundraiser, benefitting the Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC), and will present a giant check to the organization during a luncheon ceremony at the WFSC.

The WFSC is located in San Antonio, Texas, at Brooke Army Medical Center, a national rehabilitation center for wounded military. This is the second consecutive year Taco Cabana has raised funds directly benefitting the center.