Taco Bueno announced that it has appointed industry veteran Omar Janjua as Taco Bueno Restaurant’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. Janjua will oversee a team of corporate executives and more than 2,700 employees in four states from Taco Bueno’s headquarters in Irving, Texas.
Janjua brings more than 35 years of quick serve restaurant leadership to Taco Bueno. Most recently, Janjua served as the chief executive officer for The Krystal Company with more than 350 restaurants in 11 states. Before joining Krystal, he was president and chief operating officer for Sonic, where he oversaw operations, training, franchising, developing and quality assurance. Janjua also served as vice president and chief operating officer at Steak ‘n Shake after 18 years with Pizza Hut, where he provided support to 75 franchise groups operating 2,600 restaurants in 27 states.
“Taco Bueno is an iconic brand with a deep heritage and passionate fans, a fresh menu and a business model that aligns well with what customers want today,” says Janjua. “As CEO, I’m thrilled to join the team at this amazing concept and look forward to driving the company in its next phase of development, excellence across every aspect of our business and bringing the authentic Tex-Mex experience to food fans who value fresh food, value and convenience.”
Janjua holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University and is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, with a major in Operations Management.
In 2018, the North Texas-based Tex-Mex fast food chain announced its focus on its core business: providing the best tasting Tex-Mex for lunch and dinner, including a new customer-inspired menu. Most recently, Taco Bueno introduced the Pick 3 for $2.99 Menu, in which customers can build the ultimate combo meal for less than $3.
Taco Bueno currently has 179 locations and offers door-to-door delivery options through a variety of delivery apps, including UberEats, GrubHub and DoorDash.