Irving-Based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Announces 50-Store Deal With Plans to Expand

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has announced a 50-store agreement with Richard Maddox, which will include expansion into the South with new markets in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and growth within Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, existing markets for the brand.

Additionally, all 50 locations included in the agreement will be constructed to accommodate a drive-thru, a first for the brand.

The Irving-based restaurant group is recognized for its Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states.

“As we look to add new Fuzzy’s Taco Shop franchisees we are focused on qualified, experienced restaurant operators who can maintain the integrity of the brand,” said Paul Damico, CEO of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “Richard’s experience with fast casual restaurants and franchised brands makes him exactly the type of franchisee we are looking for.”

In October 2021, Damico announced plans to double the size of the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop brand in the next five years.

Read the full story at Fort Worth Business Press.