Carrie Rengers

Much-anticipated taco chain to open first of several Wichita-area restaurants

Diners at the new Taco John’s in Derby can order tacos off the menu or build their own, including breakfast tacos.
Diners at the new Taco John’s in Derby can order tacos off the menu or build their own, including breakfast tacos. Courtesy photo

The much-anticipated Taco John’s is close to opening in Derby and is looking to hire about 50 employees.

The store will open Feb. 12 in a new strip center within the Derby Marketplace where IHOP also is.

Interested applicants can apply in person between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays between now and Feb. 9 or online at pleaseapplyonline.com/tacojohnsks.

The restaurant will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner with both a set menu and build-your-own tacos.

Diners can download a reward app for the restaurant and like the chain’s Facebook page to earn special deals and free food.

The Wyoming-based chain, which has almost 400 restaurants in 23 states, is expanding with 100 new restaurants in the next four years.

A spokeswoman says Kansas is a particular focus, including Wichita. There could be as many as a half dozen of the restaurants here, though the spokeswoman couldn’t say how quickly the next one may happen.

Look for a sneak-peek video of Taco John’s and what it will offer next week.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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