Kettering Gets Bigger. Bolder. Better. with Taco John’s Debut

Kettering Gets Bigger. Bolder. Better. with Taco John's Debut

Popular quick-service restaurant celebrating fifth Ohio location opening with Meritage Hospitality partnership.

Kettering Gets Bigger. Bolder. Better. with Taco John's DebutThe Iconic Western Brand Taco John’s is creating crunchy taco fanatics across the state of Ohio. The newly opened Kettering location is the second in the state to be developed by Meritage Hospitality Group Inc.

Starting on Tuesday, February 20, local fans can look forward to a four-day celebration. Golden Tickets will be given to the first 25 guests in line on Tuesday through Friday – these priceless passes entitle the holder to a FREE Taco or Small Order of Potato Olés each week for a year! Guests can tune into local radio stations K99.1 FM on Tuesday and Hot 102.9 on Thursday to listen to live shows from the restaurant.    

“Taco John’s has become a staple in the Midwest, and we are excited to expand the footprint in Ohio,” said Meritage President and COO, Gary Rose. “There really is something for everyone at Taco John’s, and we are thrilled to be their partner in feeding families across the state.”

The Kettering restaurant marks the first Taco John’s in the Dayton area and will be open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the lobby, and until 10 p.m. in the drive-thru. Breakfast will be served until 10:30 a.m.

With its fusion of distinctive flavors and south-of-the-border spices, Taco John’s menu offers several signature items, including Meat & Potato Burritos, Stuffed Grilled Tacos, Four Cheese Quesadillas, craveable Potato Olés and bold Fried Chicken Tacos. Taco John’s also offers signature specials such as The Original Taco Tuesday and the everyday $2-$3-$4 ValuEST Menu. Download the Taco John’s Mobile App and join Bigger Bolder Rewards for exclusive deals.

Kettering Gets Bigger. Bolder. Better. with Taco John's Debut

Founded in 1969 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Taco John’s has been serving bigger. bolder. better. flavors for more than 50 years. Now, Taco John’s operates and franchises nearly 400 restaurants in 23 states – making it one of the largest Mexican quick-service restaurant brands in America. Taco John’s features signature specials like Taco Tuesday since 1989 and everyday value starting at $2, $3 and $4 on the ValuEST Menu. With bold originals like Potato Olés, Taco John’s knows how to Olé The Day. Taco John’s prides itself on serving generous portions of its signature menu items that are made-to-order using fresh, high-quality ingredients, seasonings and sauces. The brand was listed on Entrepreneur’s “Top Food Franchises of 2023” under the “Mexican Food” category and was recently recognized by QSR Magazine as a “Top 15 Chain Ready to Contend as Fast Food’s Top Players.” For more information, visit and follow Taco John’s on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Meritage Hospitality Group Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the nation’s premier franchise operators, with 385 restaurants and approximately 12,000 employees located across 16 states in the U.S. The Company is one of the largest Wendy’s restaurant operators in the world and operates two proprietary restaurant brands exclusive to Michigan, including Morning Belle. The Company entered into a development agreement with Taco John’s to build up to 200 restaurants in the midwestern U.S., which commenced in 2022.

The Company’s current and publicly available information pursuant to SEC Rule 15c2-11 and FINRA Rule 6432 can be found at, under the stock symbol MHGU/Disclosures or the Company’s website