Industry News | January 24, 2012

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Reaches Milestone Store No. 50

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the Fort Worth, Texas-based restaurant phenomenon famous for its Baja style fish tacos and ice-cold beer, is ringing in the New Year with a milestone event, the opening of its 50th location.

The 50th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is opening today in Dallas at 4740 W. Mockingbird Lane near Love Field. Fuzzy’s store No. 50 is a franchise location owned by Ches Williams with Adam Haig and Shawn Phillips as operating partners.

“We have had our sights set on store No. 50 for the past few years and we are thrilled to reach this milestone,” says Chuck Bush, one of the partners that launched Fuzzy’s Taco Shop nine years ago.

“Fuzzy’s is totally committed to delivering generous helpings of our uniquely flavorful food at a fair price, and our guests have responded enthusiastically. I want to thank our guests and our franchisees for making Fuzzy’s Taco Shop a huge success!

“We will continue to expand our market presence, and look forward to being able to satisfy your addiction to Fuzzy’s, no matter where you live.”

In just nine years, Fuzzy’s has grown from the original Fort Worth location to 50 stores in 10 states (40 stores are throughout Texas). All but six of the stores are franchise operations.

In 2011, Fuzzy’s doubled its locations from the previous year, and Bush says in 2012 more than 20 stores will open.

It is a phenomenal success story with humble beginnings. In 2003, father and son, Alan and Chuck Bush, discovered Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fort Worth near TCU. It was the only Fuzzy’s at the time, and it was struggling.

Realizing the potential of the restaurant, the Bushes, along with three partners, purchased the restaurant and quickly turned it around. They opened the second Fuzzy’s in Fort Worth in 2007 and in 2009 the first franchised store opened.

According to Bush, Fuzzy’s will continue its rapid growth as the current 33 franchise ownership groups open up an additional 137 locations currently under development agreements.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shops are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving a variety of tacos, burritos, big salads, Mexican plates, grilled sandwiches, wine, margaritas, and the coldest beer in town.

The Fuzzy’s atmosphere and ambiance is also a draw to customers young and old alike. Bright red booths, brightly painted walls, galvanized metal accents, and the mascot “Eat Me” fish create a festive Baja atmosphere that is all a part of the Fuzzy’s experience.

See more on Fuzzy’s and the menu at www.FuzzysTacoShop.com