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Torchy’s Tacos Celebrates Austin Escarpment Grand Opening Tuesday, November 13

Taco Junkies invited to epic opening preview party with free tacos and more 

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Oct. 30, 2018 – Torchy’s Tacos, the popular Austin-based taco chain, is set to open it’s 14th Austin location in Escarpment Village on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The new Torchy’s Tacos location will be serving up Damn Good Tacos at 5900 Slaughter Lane, Suite 550, Austin, Texas 78749. Torchy’s Taco Junkies can get their fix by visiting the new location to enjoy Torchy’s award-winning menu featuring unique tacos, coveted queso and refreshing margaritas.

The new Torchy’s location will officially open for business at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13 and will offer guests an untraditional menu including signature tacos like the Green Chile Pork, the Fried Avocado, breakfast Tacos and the Trailer Park, which is best ordered “trashy” (covered in Torchy’s award-winning Green Chile Queso). Additionally, every guest that visits Torchy’s on opening day can enter a raffle to win free tacos for one year.

The night before the official opening, Monday, November 12, the Torchy’s team will host a public preview party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taco enthusiasts that attend the preview party will be showered with free tacos, drinks and entertainment and a damn good time. Early arrival is recommended to ensure admittance. Visit the Facebook event page for updates on the preview party.

Launched from a food truck in Austin in 2006, Torchy’s Tacos has grown from a favorite of Austin locals to a cult following throughout the Southwestern United States. The brand has grown from its original food truck location to now have over 60 locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado with additional expansion planned in 2019.

“We are very excited to open our 14th location in our home market of Austin,” said G.J. Hart, CEO of Torchy’s Tacos. “We are incredibly proud of our Austin roots and love taking our Damn Good tacos throughout Austin and other markets in the United States.”

In addition to being passionate about delivering a wonderful food experience, Torchy’s is passionate about giving back to the communities where it does business. Each month a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Taco of the Month are donated to Torchy’s charitable partners – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish and Phoenix House. The Taco of the Month for November is the Turkey Mole, a taco filled with turkey breast with Oaxacan Mole Sauce, Torchy’s Mexican Rice, fresh avocado, cotija cheese and cilantro served on a flour tortilla.


About Torchy’s Tacos:

The Torchy’s Tacos story began over a decade ago in Austin, Texas, when a man with a dream bought a food trailer and a vibrant red Vespa. Mike Rypka, 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 60 locations across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado that are committed to serving responsibly sourced, high-quality ingredients from around the world that are treated with care in every Torchy’s kitchen. 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 taco game, including the Taco of the Month, an untraditional taco offering that keeps taco junkies coming back for more.  Visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information on Torchy’s Tacos.