Torchy’s Tacos, the Austin-based taco-loving chain, is sharing the tortilla-filled love with a new state, Oklahoma. This is the chain’s second out-of-state expansion, after the opening of the first non-Texas location in Colorado earlier this year. It opens on Monday, June 20 with the usual party.
A rep for Torchy’s Tacos told Eater that the reason the company decided to open in the town of Norman, outside of the capital Oklahoma City, is because of the "great college community, which works well for our concept" (read: tons of University of Oklahoma students craving tacos). The impending store is also near the northern Texas locations, which makes it easier for any sort of support needs.
The very first Oklahoma Torchy’s will include a full bar, fancy operational garage doors, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seats. Booze options will include beer, infused tequila, and margaritas, something that the Austin flagship still cannot offer. Construction at 2050 24th Avenue NW started in February.
There are now over 40 Torchy’s Tacos throughout Texas, and now in Colorado. President Barack Obama stopped by the further South 1st Street spot for some politically-themed tacos during his SXSW visit in March.