AUSTIN, Texas - Taco lovers listen up! Austin-based Torchy's Tacos is expanding and plans to open restaurants in Shreveport, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles by next year. It'll be the first time the chain has set up shop in Louisiana.

The company began as a food truck in 2006 but has expanded to 76 locations from Colorado to Oklahoma. The majority of the restaurants are in Texas.

Torchy's Tacos sells Tex-Mex which includes breakfast tacos, usually a flour tortilla with eggs, cheese and chorizo. But also food like tortilla chips and queso. It typically has a full bar at each location.

The company is hiring a managing partner in Shreveport and Baton Rouge in addition to a kitchen manager.


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