For longtime fans, Taco John’s can’t open soon enough in Derby.
As Have You Heard? reported in December, restaurateur Mohamad Touffaha is building a new strip center within the Derby Marketplace that will have a 2,500-square-foot Taco John’s on one end and a 5,000-square-foot IHOP on the other.
The building, which is between Buffalo Wild Wings and Discount Tire, has 1,300 square feet left between IHOP and Taco John’s.
“We are working on a new concept,” Touffaha says.
He and a partner are in negotiations to bring a LemonShark Poke restaurant there.
Touffaha says the IHOP will be ready in mid-November, and Taco John’s should be ready in early January.
If the Lemonshark deal happens, he says, “It’s going to be around the same time.”