Dos Toros Taqueria, a fast-casual restaurant recently joined into the new food-focused holding company, Founders Table Restaurant Group, announced the opening of its newest New York City location. The San-Francisco inspired taqueria is going “back to school” with its 18th New York City area-based location opening next to Columbia University in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on February 12, 2020.
The new taqueria will be located at 2911 Broadway (between 113th and 114th Streets) with 8 seats available for dine-in customers, making it the coziest location since the taqueria’s first location 10 years ago. Dos Toros will serve customizable burritos, burrito bowls, salads, tacos, quesadillas and nachos, all created using fresh ingredients and 100 percent naturally raised meats. Additionally, a full catering menu will be available.
The New York City-based business was founded by the Kremer brothers – Leo and Oliver – who opened their first restaurant ten years ago near bustling Union Square. Dos Toros was created in response to a gap in the market for the Mission-style burrito and quintessential San Francisco taqueria. The brand has since expanded to 22 locations in New York City and Chicago, and has recently been acquired by Chopt Creative Salad Company. To this day, the Kremer brothers remain deeply committed to the day-to-day operations of Dos Toros and the involvement in newly founded food-focused holding company, Founders Table.
“We are thrilled to bring Dos Toros Taqueria to the Columbia University area, after receiving multiple requests,” says co-CEO andco-founder, Leo Kremer. “We have been passionate about expanding Dos Toros Taqueria across the New York City area since opening the first location in Union Square over 10 years ago and we hope to continue.”
Columbia University owns and manages retail space across the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses, and its long-standing retail approach favors businesses like Dos Toros that bring a variety of amenities and experiences to the Columbia campus, the wider local community and visitors. The new Dos Toros location joins Elysian Fields Café, e’s BAR, and Wu and Nussbaum as other Columbia University retail tenants to have opened or signed in the Morningside Heights neighborhood this year.
Dos Toros’ commitment also extends to the community; the new location is a mere mile away from company partner and Harlem-based charity, Getting Out and Staying Out, a non-profit organization that works to empower young men involved in NYC’s criminal justice system to reshape their futures. Through these efforts, Dos Toros works with the GOSO program to employ formerly incarcerated individuals throughout their restaurants. Additionally, Dos Toros partners with the Food Bank for New York, South Bronx United and other charities throughout the New York area.