Sophie Bolich

Taco John’s Planned for North Side

The fast food chain that claims to have popularized the phrase "Taco Tuesday" is planning at least two Milwaukee locations.

By - Jul 22nd, 2022 06:00 pm
Rendering of new Taco John's restaurant. Rendering by Logic Design & Architecture.

Rendering of new Taco John’s restaurant for Layton Ave. Rendering by Logic Design & Architecture.

A new Taco John’s restaurant is in the works for Milwaukee’s Buchel Park neighborhood.

The location, 7630 W. Good Hope Rd., would be the first in the city. In May, the Mexican-inspired fast food chain announced its plan to add 10 to 12 restaurants in the Milwaukee area over the next several years.

Another location is planned for the city proper on W. Layton Ave. near Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

Taco John’s reports operating or franchising nearly 400 restaurants in 23 states, mostly concentrated in the Midwest. Wisconsin currently has 30 Taco John’s locations, with Waukesha having the closest location to Milwaukee.

An existing structure will be demolished to make way for a new one-story building with 2,440 square feet of space for the restaurant, based on permits filed with the city. Excel Engineering applied for design review for the project, which will need special approval to incorporate a drive-through and more parking spaces than the zoning code allows.

Yen Ching, a Chinese restaurant, formerly occupied the existing structure. Constructed in 1978, the building resembles traditional Chinese architecture.

The new restaurant would be located in a commercial development area in close proximity to numerous other fast food chains including Culver’s, McDonald’s, Domino’s, Starbucks, Dunkin’ and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. A Pick ‘n Save grocery store is located across the street.

City assessment records indicate that the property is currently owned by 3300 LLC. Ashraf Khaled is listed as the registered agent for the limited liability company, which is also associated with the Milwaukee chain restaurant NYPD (New York Pizza Delivery).

The restaurant is not proposed to open anytime soon, but once open, Taco John’s would have daily hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. according to a permit request.

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