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Taqueria chain breaks into Dallas market with sassy slogan and mission

Taqueria chain breaks into Dallas market with sassy slogan and mission

Tacos 4 Life
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A taco restaurant with a mission is opening in Frisco. Tacos 4 Life is an Arkansas-based chain which not only wants to sell you tacos, it wants to end world hunger. They'll open their first restaurant in Texas at 9169 Dallas Pkwy., across the Dallas North Tollway from Toyota Stadium, and are hoping to get open by the end of December.

Although the first Tacos 4 Life in Texas, this is the eighth overall location; the other seven are in Arkansas. Holding down the fort in Frisco is franchisee Craig Moore, former president of Cici's Pizza and Nothing Bundt Cakes and current president of Buttermilk Sky Pie Company.

A Texas native, Moore has more than 25 years of franchise experience. "I was drawn to Tacos 4 Life because of their sincere mission, superior food, and unbelievable service," Moore says in a release.

There are 14 taco varieties, from traditional fillings such as carnitas, to gourmet-leaning options such as chicken with mango habanero salsa; chicken with bacon and poblano ranch dressing; shrimp with pineapple; and Korean BBQ steak. Two vegetarian options include seared tofu with corn, and breaded eggplant with cilantro pesto sauce.

There is a Mexican cobb salad, nachos, and a rice bowl with black beans and roasted corn. Sides include Mexican creamed corn, a spin on elotes; refried black beans; and cilantro pesto rice.

Husband-and-wife Austin and Ashton Samuelson opened the first Tacos 4 Life in Conway, Arkansas three years ago with fresh, house-made, unique menu offerings. For every taco, quesadilla, salad, or rice bowl sold, they donate 22 cents, or the equivalent of one meal for a hungry child, to Feed My Starving Children, a Christian non-profit organization that distributes food to people in developing nations.