In 1980 we took a leap of faith and purchased a restaurant named Taco Siesta. We had been searching for a way to teach our children and grandchildren the value of hard work. Gary had his own career with Alpine School District and I became owner of the business. Within a short period of time we changed the name and Taco Amigo came into existence.
We created a business plan, did our own advertising, added new food items, and went through each recipe to make sure it was of the highest food quality. We were committed to only serving the quality of food that we would serve for our Sunday dinners. That dedication has now been the standard for nearly 40 years.
In the fall of 2000 we opened our second location in Orem–still family owned and operated, with the same values and commitment toward food quality. Today Taco Amigo is a thriving and vibrant business. Over the years we have given 800+ teens their first work experience and currently employ 130 individuals, many who have been with us for more than a decade. Our employees are like family and are one of our greatest assets.
Today Kathy, Carl, Greg and Melissa shoulder the majority of the day-to-day operations.
We thank our loyal customers and welcome them into the family. It’s an honor to serve you.
Founder, Taco Amigo
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