Some tough news for taco lovers: Taco Bueno is closing some of its underperforming stores, and 11 of those are in North Texas.
[Update on Oct. 12, 2018: We reported on Sept. 11, 2018 that nine Taco Buenos in Dallas-Fort Worth closed. That number has been increased to 11 in D-FW.]
The now-closed Taco Buenos were located in Mansfield, Roanoke, Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Hurst, Balch Springs and Granbury. When asked if more closures are expected, a Taco Bueno spokeswoman issued a statement that says the company is continually monitoring the performance of its restaurants.
"The new management team has been taking a deep look into our existing locations and markets and will make changes where necessary," the statement says. "They are looking to complete this review very soon so that they can then focus their attention on remodels and new development."
Here are the addresses of the 11 closed Taco Bueno restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth:
- 2307 S. Cooper St., Arlington
- 2140 E. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington
- 11932 Elam Road, Balch Springs
2630 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas
- 5600 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
- 8601 Camp Bowie W. Blvd., Fort Worth
- 7057 Ridgmar Meadow Road, Fort Worth
- 1180 East Highway 377, Granbury
- 1321 Desiree Lane, Hurst
- 3140 E. Broad St., Mansfield
- 1200 N. Highway 377, Roanoke
The closures outside of Dallas-Fort Worth impact customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
Taco Bueno is headquartered in Farmers Branch, near Dallas. Its new CEO Omar Janjua said in September 2018 that these closures are permanent.
Part of his job, says a press release, is to "identify underperforming business areas and reallocate resources towards more productive pursuits."