December 13, 2016

Taco John's is now open in Onamia, MNYou don’t have to go south of the border to get great Mexican food – just to the south shore of Lake Mille Lacs. Taco John’s®, a fast-growing Mexican quick-service chain dedicated to fresh ingredients and original flavors, is now open and serving customers at 38668 Highway 169 in Onamia.

“We’re excited to bring something new to the area,” said John Weiers, Director of Non-Gaming Operations for Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures – the company that owns the new restaurant. “Taco John’s® will provide a delicious, convenient option for visitors and local residents alike.”

“Taco John’s® is located in the Mille Lacs Super Stop along Highway 169, which sees thousands of motorists each day,” says Weiers. “Whether you live or work nearby, are just visiting or passing through, the restaurant is conveniently located near some of the best tourist attractions East Central Minnesota has to offer.”

Taco John’s® celebrated the grand opening by giving away Golden Tickets good for a year’s worth of their fan favorite Potato Olés® to some of the store’s first guests. Customers can still put themselves in the running to win a Golden Ticket online – visit before Sunday, December 25 to enter.

About Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures manages all the Mille Lacs Band’s businesses, including Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand Casino Hinckley, the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel and the DoubleTree Hilton in St. Paul, Minn., 2020 Brand Solutions, Embassy Suites Oklahoma City, Eddy’s Resort on Lake Mille Lacs, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort in McGregor, Minn., and other Band-owned businesses such as a cinema, a grocery store, gas/convenience stores, a Subway® franchise restaurant, a Taco John’s® franchise restaurant, a golf course, wastewater treatment plant and a print shop. It also oversees certain amount of the Band’s investments and considers new business opportunities to provide economic support for the Band’s future. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures has over 3,500 employees and its board of directors is comprised of five members, who guide the business and investment decisions for the Band. Visit for more information.

About Taco John’s®
Taco John’s® operates and franchises nearly 400 quick-service restaurants in 24 states. Privately owned, the business opened its first restaurant in 1969 in Cheyenne, WY. Celebrating its 19th year of same store sales growth, Taco John’s® prides itself on serving generous portions, menu items prepared fresh to your order, high quality ingredients and special recipes, seasonings and sauces. For more information or to apply for a position, visit

Sarah C. Barten
Public Relations Manager, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
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