Taco John's

Taco John's New VP Plans to Double Store Count

Shawn Eby has been named the vice president of operations for the Mexican quick-service restaurant chain Taco John’s International. Eby joins Taco John’s with 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry and was most recently the senior director of franchise operations in the northeast region for Arby’s Restaurant Group.


Genghis Grills Recognizes Vendor of the Year

Improving Restaurants, a technology and software provider for the restaurant industry, announced that it has earned the Genghis Grills 2012 Vendor of the Year Award.

In delivering the people, processes, and software that drive business performance for Genghis Grills, Improving Restaurants finished at the top of a who's who list of restaurant supply companies to be selected.

The award was presented by CEO Al Bhakta and the executive team at Genghis Grills’ annual Genghis Khanvention at the Omni Park West Hotel in Irving, Texas.

Taco John's Website Receives W3 Silver Award

A website designed to market a Mexican fast-food chain is attracting attention far beyond the restaurant industry.

The International Academy of Visual Arts has selected TacoJohns.com for a 2012 W³ Silver Award.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition. It means a lot to our team,” says Renée Middleton, vice president of marketing at Taco John’s. “However, as a company, we judge our website by how well it helps our business grow. Using that measuring stick, we’ve been successful developing a site that is not only informative, but also engaging and entertaining.”

Drive Time

Breakfast is on a roll.

Even though most Americans prepare or eat their morning meals at home, an increasing number of them are opting for breakfast on the way to work, particularly at quick-service restaurant locations.

Nearly half of consumers visited a limited-service restaurant for their early meal last year, up from a third in 2009. So it’s no surprise that at least half a dozen quick serves launched breakfast dayparts in the past three years, while many others added new menu items.

Taco John's Serves Up Free Breakfast on August 15

Taco John’s is showing appreciation to its customers by serving free Meat & Potato Breakfast Burritos on Wednesday, August 15.

One free burrito per customer is available to everyone who visits a participating restaurant from 7–10 a.m. on August 15.

"We want to say ‘thank you’ to our customers who start their day with Taco John’s,” says Renée Middleton, vice president of marketing at Taco John’s International. “For anyone who has never tried our Meat & Potato Breakfast Burrito, this is the perfect time to sample one for free.”

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Big Idea: Mini Desserts

Tapas continue to grow in popularity, as do sliders and other little burgers. Even antipasto has found a place in the small-dish arsenal within American restaurants.

So why not the same for the end of the meal?

Bite-size desserts have been predicted as a food trend for years, but they really haven’t trickled down much from the fine-dining sector until the past couple of years.