About Us

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Taco John’s isn’t just about food—it’s about family. Our customers are fans for life and that’s because we deliver delicious food with a homegrown attitude. Eating here feels more like being in a neighborhood diner than a national chain. And even though we’ve grown from one restaurant in Cheyenne, Wyoming to more than 380 locations across the country, those basics still drive us every day.

Bold flavors.

At Taco John’s, we serve traditional Mexican food—with a West-Mex® twist. Our fusion of bold and savory American flavors with south-of-the-border spice has created a signature menu, starring our trademark Potato Olés®, freshly prepared tacos and famous Meat and Potato Burritos.

Orders made your way.

Our one-of-a-kind menu items are made when you order, never before. That means you can customize the menu your way—extra sour cream, a side of nacho cheese and whatever else you want to punch up the flavor. We even have a fresh salsa bar so you can top your taco to your taste buds’ liking. Premium tortilla chips and salads are made fresh daily, so you always get to enjoy delicious food that is made to order.

Local focus.

We pride ourselves on giving back locally, keeping a neighborhood focus and treating our guests more like family than customers. Whether it’s the big game, a first date or a family dinner, Taco John’s has been there through it all. Just call it a little bit of nostalgia in a crunchy shell.

Service, service, service.

Nothing makes us happier than having happy customers. Our employees know service comes first and focus on being friendly, courteous, accurate and quick.

Our History

In 1968, a small taco stand opened in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The “Taco House” was an instant success with the locals because of the distinctive seasonings in the tasty tacos and generously sized burritos. In 1969, the franchise rights were purchased by two local businessmen, Harold Holmes and James Woodson. The pair decided to name the franchise after the man who opened the first store—John.

Today, Taco John’s celebrates over 40 years of excellence. There are over 380 Taco John’s, in both small and large communities; making Taco John’s among the largest Mexican restaurant brands in America.

Our Menu

“Taco John’s is committed to developing new products. Whether it is sourcing fresher, better tasting ingredients or the joint venture with Frito Lay and the Flaming Hot Cheetos Burrito; TJ realizes it is the food that keeps people coming back. We have a pipeline of new products and the future is looking great. I would highly recommend Taco John’s as a franchise opportunity.”

Vision Statement

At Taco John’s® we strive to exceed your expectations. Let’s Go!

Mission Statement

We will be the fastest growing Mexican quick service restaurant brand in America.


Make a Difference – Have Fun – Win – People Development – Teamwork