Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, the Fort Worth-based restaurant phenomena famous for its Baja style fish tacos and ice cold beer, has hit a milestone with the opening of its 50th location and fast track growth is on the agenda for Fuzzy’s this year.
The 50th Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has opened in Dallas at 4740 W. Mockingbird Ln. near Love Field. Fuzzy’s #50 is a franchise location owned by Ches Williams with Adam Haig and Shawn Phillips as operating partners.
Chuck Bush, one of the partners that launched Fuzzy’s Taco Shop nine years ago, commented on opening of their 50th location: “We have had our sights set on store #50 for the past few years and we are thrilled to reach this milestone. Fuzzy’s is totally committed to delivering generous helpings of our uniquely flavorful food at a fair price, and our guests have responded enthusiastically.”
The Fuzzy’s Story
In just nine years, Fuzzy’s has grown from the original Fort Worth location to 50 stores in 10 states (40 stores are throughout Texas). All but six of the stores are franchise operations and Fuzzy’s is one of the hottest restaurant franchises in the Southwest. In 2011, Fuzzy’s doubled its locations from the previous year and in 2012 Bush said that another 20 plus stores will open.
It is a phenomenal success story with humble beginnings. In 2003, father and son, Alan and Chuck Bush, discovered Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Fort Worth near TCU. It was the only Fuzzy’s at the time and it was struggling. Realizing the potential of the restaurant, the Bushes, along with three partners, purchased the restaurant and quickly turned it around. They opened the second Fuzzy’s in Fort Worth in 2007 and in 2009 the first franchised store opened. According to Bush, Fuzzy’s will continue its rapid growth as the current 33 franchise ownership groups open up an additional 137 locations currently under development agreements.
Hungry For Fuzzy’s
What is it about Fuzzy’s that keeps the customers coming back time and time again? The casual dining, quick serve model has definitely struck a chord with diners looking for fresh, quality food that is inexpensive. Fuzzy’s Taco Shops are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving a variety of tacos, burritos, big salads, mexican plates, grilled sandwiches, wine, margaritas and the coldest beer in town. The Fuzzy’s atmosphere and ambiance is also a draw to customers young and old alike. Bright red booths, brightly painted walls, galvanized metal accents and the mascot “Eat Me” fish create a festive Baja atmosphere that is all a part of the Fuzzy’s experience. See more on Fuzzy’s and the menu at www.FuzzysTacoShop.com