Residents of Little Canada, Minnesota received bad news this past August when they traveled to their local Taco John’s®. The store had been closed. Well, former regulars, rejoice: a new and improved TJ® has opened in its place. The store, located at 3340 Rice St. on January 24th, arrives with an urban legend attached: it shares a spot with what’s rumored to be the birthplace of an all-time fan favorite.
“Though it’s unconfirmed, we, as well as many of the locals, believe that the old TJ® in Little Canada was where the Taco Bravo® was invented,” said Tamra Kennedy, owner of Twin City T.J.’s, Inc. “It’ll be exciting to see our regulars in the area again – some even come from as far as downtown Minneapolis to eat at their favorite location.”
Customers might arrive to find the place a little different than they remember, though.
“The new restaurant is all about giving our fans a bigger, better experience. It has an updated look, longer operating hours and much better road access, so coming and going will be a lot more convenient,” says Kennedy. “But it’s the same TJ® our regulars loved: Taco Tuesday®, breakfast burritos and all the rest.”
To mark the occasion, the first 100 guests that passed through the doors were given Golden Tickets good for a year of fan-favorite Potato Olés®.