Could Taco John’s double-decker tacos be coming to Northwest Indiana, or at least Southwest Michigan?
Meritage Hospitality Group, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based restaurant development chain that owns several Wendy’s in the Region, signed an area development agreement to build Taco John’s in the United States.
The company, which owns Wendy’s restaurants in Merrillville, Portage, Chesterton, Valparaiso and LaPorte, reached a deal to build 50 Taco John’s by 2026 with an option to develop 150 restaurants. Meritage Hospitality Group plans to invest at least $100 million in building Taco John’s now that it has exclusive development rights in several states.
“We are excited about this new partnership with Taco John’s and look forward to launching development in our home market of west Michigan with new store openings beginning in 2022. We were initially attracted to the brand by the made-to-order quality food, drive-thru service and significant new development opportunities, all of