Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Yucatan Taco Stand shuts down Frisco & Southlake
Original in Fort Worth is still open.
FORT WORTH Yucatan Taco Stand, the three-outlet taco chain, shut down two of its three branches in December, leaving only the original branch on Magnolia in Fort Worth.
"It was the same story for both –- they weren't covering their overhead for quite some time," he said. "We had a little re-organization on the ownership side. When the new owners saw the numbers, they realized that in order to save the brand, they had to shut those two down."
Part of the perceived problem was in the remoteness of the Frisco and Southlake locations. The Fort Worth branch has always done well, and there's a plan to open new branches in more central locations, i.e. closer to downtown Dallas, sometime next year.
Known for its grilled and tempura-fried fish tacos, Yucatan was opened in August 2008 by chef Paul Willis, who also founded the Fuzzy's chain. But Yucatan has a more upscale atmosphere, deep selection of tequilas, and broader menu with dishes from a variety of Latin cuisines.
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this story.
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