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Member Spotlight: Torchy's Tacos

The Torchy's Tacos Chain was founded in 2006 by Chef Mike Rypka, who started his company in a food truck in Austin, TX before opening his first brick and mortar location.

Sixteen years later, Torchy's Tacos is in 13 states and the new location in St. Petersburg will be the first in Florida and #14 nationwide.

And these aren't just any tacos. This fast-casual, scratch kitchen's got soul and then some. The Torchy's team is known for being fiery, taco crazed foodies fueled by hot sauce and their passion for Damn Good Food and drinks (especially the margaritas) with top notch hospitality.

Although each Torchy's location has it's own unique design, the commitment to top notch ingredients is found in all kitchens.

"We strive to serve our guests the best of the best, and we focus on developing relationships that outlast most norms of traditional eateries, for both our guests and our team members," Eileen Grady, managing partner, said.

With countless tacos eaten, and thousands of taco Junkies added to the Torchy's family, some things have certainly changed, but their dedication to making high quality, cooked to order, "Damn Good tacos" remains the same.

"St. Petersburg has become one of the top foodie and tourist destinations throughout the state of Florida. The investment, and hard work that goes into our community is what makes it such an ideal location for Torchy's in Florida."

With over 100 employees, Torchy's Tacos has an amazing team that is honored to be a part of the St. Pete community, and we're excited to welcome them. Come celebrate their Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, February 1 from 10-11 am at 2314 Tyrone Blvd. North St. Petersburg FL 33710. Register here!

Come out and try Torchy's award winning queso, amazing tacos and full-service bar in Tyrone. You'll be a Taco Junkie in no time.

For more information, visit the Torchy's Taco website, social media pages or download their Torchy's Tacos app.

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Industry: We are a fast casual scratch kitchen focused on making Damn Good Tacos and amazing margaritas.

Special milestone:Torchy's Tacos St Petersburg will be the first restaurant in Florida at number 127 and more to come!

Hiring? We are actively hiring for various positions at Torchy's in St Petersburg.

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