Laredo Taco Company Comes to Florida 7-Eleven Stores

LTC will open in more than 15 Florida stores in the next year.

November 20, 2020

IRVING, Texas—Taco 'bout delicious! 7-Eleven Inc., is expanding its love for tacos with its first Florida Laredo Taco Company location—the first of more than 15 planned for the Sunshine State. The inaugural taco restaurant is located in Inverness, with two more scheduled to open later this year in Palmetto and Parrish. The rest are scheduled to open throughout the state by the end of 2021.

Laredo Taco Company, the retailer's quick-serve Mexican food restaurant, is famous for its tacos served on handmade flour tortillas made from scratch in on-site kitchens each day. Tacos and meals include specialties not always seen in Mexican fast-food chains, such as chorizo, carne asada, carnitas, breakfast tacos made with hand-cracked eggs, and the newest item on the menu, protein-packed bowls. Each restaurant also has a salsa bar where customers can spice up their meal, including a wide selection of on-site, daily prepared salsas and pico de gallo.

“We think Florida is really going to love our Laredo Taco Company restaurants and its delicious food, all made from scratch, with carnitas being my personal favorite,” said 7-Eleven Executive Vice President and COO Chris Tanco, in a press release. “Whenever we open Laredo Taco Company restaurants, the lines of enthusiastic customers have been out the door. We are excited to offer the same great experience and delicious handmade tacos to customers in the state of Florida.”

Every item on the Laredo Taco Company menu is available in stores or via contactless delivery through Postmates. Laredo Taco Company restaurants, along with Stripes convenience stores in Texas, were part of the company's 1,000-store acquisition from Sunoco in 2018.

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