Taco John’s restaurants started providing drive-thrus and indoor seating back in 1973, letting people enjoy Taco John’s wherever they pleased.
Taco Juan made his first appearance in 1974. His image has become synonymous with awesome food and great value.
Potato Olés® are our signature side and were introduced back in 1979. Fun fact: they used to all have a bean inside of them. Potato Olés® are now world famous. How did you ever live without them?
Taco Tuesday® began in January of 1982 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Tuesday has since become the most anticipated day of the week.
Our old slogan “A Whole Lot of Mexican” made its debut back in 1992. Even though we’ve moved away from the saying, we haven’t moved away from what it meant: great West-Mex® flavor and lots of it!
The Meat & Potato Burrito was introduced in 1994 and quickly became our most popular menu item. We haven’t looked back since.
Nachos Navidad® started in December of 1997. What began as a holiday treat has now become the tastiest of holiday traditions.
Taco John’s started offering breakfast in 1998 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Over the years, Taco John’s breakfast has become known for having “The Best Breakfast Burritos In Town.”
Whiplash, the monkey mascot of Taco John’s, was introduced in 2004. After a successful run on television, Whiplash hung up his boots.