Taco Time NW is celebrating its 50th anniversary by rolling out a new ride this summer: the Taco Time Traveler. The traveling taco trunk, which stopped by the Seafair Milk Carton Derby at Greenlake in Washington on July 14 for its first event, will serve complimentary samples at community events and block parties, bringing Taco Time NW's fresh, hand-made items into the communities that have supported the Renton, Washington-based company since 1962.

The Taco Time Traveler will journey to events throughout Washington state, including Seafair at Genesee Park in Seattle on August 3 and Kids SummerStage at Les Gove Park in Auburn on August 8.

At each event, the Taco Time Traveler will sample menu items ranging from classic favorites, like Mexi-Fries and Crisp Tacos, to Fit-Hit menu items like White Chicken Chili. In addition, the Taco Time Traveler will feature Chicken Caesar Salads made with lettuce grown in the Kent Valley through the end of summer.

"We are so grateful to be celebrating our 50th anniversary here in the Northwest," says Gretchen Everett, marketing director for Taco Time Northwest. "The Taco Time Traveler allows us to reach the community in a way we never have before. By offering complimentary menu items, we are able to say thanks to those who have helped create our success and also highlight the new initiatives we have developed to help our company grow in the future."

Like Taco Time NW, the Taco Time Traveler has strong roots in the Pacific Northwest. The truck is staffed by the Crave Crew, a group of Taco Time NW employees from around the Puget Sound area. The Crave Crew serves complimentary samples of many Taco Time favorites made from local ingredients, including 60-day aged Cheddar cheese from Northwest-based Darigold, beef from local Petschl's Quality Meats, and Mexi-Fries made from Washington state potatoes.

Growth, News, Taco Time Northwest