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Taco Tico near 13th and Tyler to reopen

02/04/2014 5:00 AM

02/04/2014 6:56 AM

WICHITA — A new Taco Tico is going to open in a former Taco Tico site just south of 13th and Tyler.

Owner Greg White says some former Taco Tico franchisees in other cities "got a hold of me and said, 'Greg, we don't want to lose Taco Tico in the Wichita area.'"

Last year, the state seized the assets of Ajax International Group, which had 10 Taco Tico restaurants in the greater Wichita are. The company declared bankruptcy with the intent to reopen some of the restaurants, but it didn't work out in the end.

"It's all kind of complicated since what happened last year," White says. "I don't know how to explain it all to you. It's kind of weird the way everything's happening."

The bottom line for him is on Wednesday he's reopening the first of what he hopes will be five Taco Ticos by the end of the year.

"If it all goes good, yeah," White says. "That's probably being a little anxious. You gotta shoot high, I guess."

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

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