The Kind of Startup I can get Excited About

Scott Francis
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As a co-founder of a business process management firm, I have always had a soft spot for “non-traditional” startups.  Like my wife’s firm, Red Velvet Events.  Or Chuys (now a public company).  Or Alamo Draft House.

And Taco Deli is another.  They have had 3 locations for several years now, and recently announced two more:

Popular taco purveyors Tacodeli will open two new restaurants in the first quarter of 2014. The makers of the Cowboy Taco, Papadulce taco and El Conquistador taco are opening locations at 7301 Burnet Rd. in Crestview and in the Village at Westlake shopping center at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. The new restaurants, designed by Joel Mozersky, will serve breakfast and lunch and offer patio seating. The two new spots will give Tacodeli five locations in Austin.  […]

“We would like to continue to grow the Tacodeli brand in Austin and perhaps in other cities, and this is a great opportunity for us to make sure we can handle that kind of growth,” Wilkerson said.

The number of fantastic restaurants in Austin has exploded, and one of the trends has been the local one-shop establishment gradually expanding in the Austin environs, trading on the very strong word-of-mouth and local-bias culture in Austin.  That base of operations then gives these operations the confidence to expand outward.

Congrats to Taco Deli.  But more importantly: congrats to BP3 for having another Taco Deli that is closer to our office!