Peek inside the new Taco John’s on East 10th Street, opening Friday

Feb. 28, 2019

Taco John’s opens its new East 10th Street location on Friday.

“It looks like we’ll be open by lunchtime,” said Ted Miller, vice president of operations for the franchise group.

On Tuesday night, the restaurant closed the site at 1609 E. 10th St. where it had been since December 1973. The new location is across the intersection in a new retail center on the former Communication Service for the Deaf campus.

It will continue to be a 24-hour location with drive-thru-only service from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The entrance for the double drive-thru lanes will be off of 10th Street, said Miller, who’s trying to figure out with all the snow where to put a temporary sign to alert drivers.

Customers will notice the new logo for Taco John’s on the front of the building. It’s the first site in the country to use the new font, Miller said.

Inside, there’s a similar amount of seating compared to the former location, with avocado-green booths and chairs at high-top tables with pops of red.

“This is a certainly a nice, fresh change, and with the efficiency in the kitchen and the new equipment, everybody is pretty excited,” Miller said of the staff.

He gave away 20 “golden tickets” good for a free order of Potato Oles every day for a year to customers who posted photos on Facebook from the original store’s final day. He’s planning another promotion to kick off the new location but is finalizing details.

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Peek inside the new Taco John’s on East 10th Street, opening Friday

The new Taco John’s on East 10th Street features pops of red and avocado green and lots of natural light.

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