Ready for some fabulous tacos? Jimboy’s Tacos, home of the Original American Taco, is celebrating the opening of its Southern California flagship location in Huntington Beach on Saturday, July 21 and you’re invited! The restaurant, located at 5th & PCH Shopping Plaza (120 5th Street) in the heart of the city’s downtown, will begin grand opening festivities at 11 AM including free tacos, and swag items.
The festivities kick off at 11am at Jimboy’s Tacos in Huntington Beach with the grand opening ceremony and amazing deals for guests in attendance:
- FREE Original Ground Beef Taco and FREE Taquito Burrito for the first 50 people
- FREE Original Ground Beef Taco for anyone who downloads the Jimboy’s Taco Nation Rewards app in-store
- Chance to spin the prize wheel and win FREE food and Jimboy’s swag items
Additionally, Jimboy’s Tacos Huntington Beach has partnered with local pro-surfer and instructor Rocky McKinnon to hold a fundraiser during the Grand Opening celebrations. 20% of sales from Monday, July 23 will be donated back to McKinnon’s nonprofit, which helps to sponsor surfing programs for young people with special needs or disabilities through the McKinnon Surf & SUP Lessons Adaptive Surfing Program.
The story of Jimboy’s Tacos starts nearly 65 years ago as a simple food trailer on the shores of Lake Tahoe, CA. With sights set on serving the best tasting taco on the planet, founder Jim “Jimboy” Knudson created the Original Ground Beef Taco. Amazingly, the taco served today is the exact same since it was first served in 1954 and remains the brand’s most popular menu item. The iconic taco, which Food Network star Guy Fieri has called a ‘guilty pleasure’ taco, is made fresh at each Jimboy’s Tacos location with seasoned ground beef, freshly shredded cheese, and lettuce encased in a crispy, stone-ground corn shell dusted with parmesan cheese.
Southern California locations have added a Mash-up section to their menu with the popularity of the Taquito Burrito. The Taquito Burrito is a signature grilled burrito stuffed with three taquitos, which has received over 25 million views on social media to date and garnered worldwide attention. They were inspired to take their basic menu items and mashed them together. For instance, you can order traditional chips and queso, but why not try the Mash-up version – the Loaded Queso with ground beef, sour cream, guacamole and pico. It was amazing – and worth dipping EVERYTHING in it!
We also sampled their chicken and steak tacos, as well as the slow roasted brisket tacos – all of which are fantastic lunch or dinner options and the TaquitO-M-G, is another one of my favorite menu items where they smother the taquitos in queso.
We’re thrilled to be at the forefront of Jimboy’s Tacos’ Southern California expansion. The Huntington Beach community has been so warm and welcoming to us and we are committed to being a good neighbor. It’s a perfect fit, Jimboy’s Tacos and the beach.” said Southern California franchisees David Angulo and Lynette Romero.
The Huntington Beach location can be found on the historic Pacific Coast Highway just steps away from the beach pier. With a vintage design, an Instagrammable mural wall and the back drop of beautiful Huntington Beach and the Pacific Ocean, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer day.
Get ready Southern California, the franchise operators for Jimboy’s Tacos’ other Orange County location in Anaheim, and are slated to open two more locations in Brea and Irvine this summer. In addition, Jimboy’s plans to open 20 more locations in 2019, and is on target to have 100 locations by 2020. For more information about the Jimboy’s Tacos brand, franchising opportunities and locations, visit www.jimboystacos.com and follow @JimboysTacos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.