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Torchy’s Tacos Celebrates 17 Years with New Taco of the Month and National Award Recognition 

AUSTIN, Texas – [August 9, 2023] – Seventeen years ago, on August 1st, 2006, the Damn Good doors of Torchy’s officially opened in Austin, Texas. Today, the celebration spans 115 stores across 14 states, and our scratch kitchen, queso dipping, taco slinging, and margarita freezing world domination shows no signs of stopping.

#4 Best Fast Casual Restaurant in USA TODAY’s Best10 

Speaking of which, we have even more reasons to keep the Margarita’s pouring. We’re delighted to officially announce that Torchy’s Tacos has been named the #4 Best Fast Casual Restaurant in the USA TODAY 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our fans for making Torchy’s Tacos a beloved destination. 

“To experience the growth of Torchy’s over the last 17 years has been remarkable. From two wheels on a Vespa in Austin to over 115 stores and counting, it’s been a hell of a journey,” shares Mike Rypka, CEO & Founder, “We wouldn’t be here without our amazing guests and diehard fans. We are so grateful for the love and support we get each and every day.” 


New Taco of the Month: Introducing the Baja Fish! 

We’re thrilled to unveil our latest Taco of the Month creation, the Baja Fish! This fresh, handmade corn tortilla taco features crispy, beer-battered fish, crunchy cabbage slaw, and a burst of flavor from our house-made pickled onions and jalapeños, complemented by a lime wedge, fresh cilantro, and chipotle sauce. Catch this special first-time taco of the month during its limited run this August.



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About Torchy’s: The Torchy’s Tacos story began 17 years ago in Austin, Texas, when Mike Rypka bought a food trailer and a vibrant red Vespa. The CEO and founder of Torchy’s Tacos built a menu out of experimental tacos that were coined by fans as “Damn Good.” Today, Torchy’s Tacos has over 115 locations across 14 states and counting that are committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients and scratch, made-to-order. By living the Damn Good mantra, Torchy’s Tacos is always innovating to deliver the most unique tacos, coveted queso and refreshing margaritas in the game, including the rotating Taco of the Month, an untraditional taco offering that keeps taco junkies coming back for more.