Taco John's opens its doors in Champaign

Taco John's opens its doors in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — A new Taco John's restaurant opened Monday morning at 902 Meijer Drive in Champaign, near the Carmike 13 theaters in the North Prospect Avenue shopping district.

Owner/franchisee Chris Saunders said the first 100 dine-in guests Monday received a "Golden Ticket" that is good for one free small order of Potato Oles every day for a year.

"We've assembled an awesome team here in Champaign, and we can't wait to become the go-to destination for convenient, fast and delicious Mexican food," Saunders said.

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MSJ66 wrote on February 13, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Anything Chris Saunders is part of or involved in will never be patronized by me. I do like Taco Johns though as I go there sometimes in my travels but this one in Champaign will never see any of my money.

Campustownie wrote on February 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm


rockwinkle wrote on February 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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 Taco John's should be in a plaza with Jimmy John's & Papa John's next door.

Lostinspace wrote on February 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

There were six new businesses listed in Sunday's N-G.  Will they all get free advertising?  Or is there something about fast food that deserves more publicity?

illinirazorback wrote on February 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Still ticked they took the "It's Your Business" off the website like they are going to get us to subscribe.  They are actually just hurting the businesses they are talking about.  Could be all sorts of nice publicity for a new business by sharing the link on social media, but no.  Instead, let's highlight certain businesses by making them visible and sharable on the website, but block the other small businesses.

IlliniTownie wrote on February 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

I'm with you. Not a chance I'd ever give a dime to anything associated with Saunders. And yes, Chris(CampusTownie). That's an absolute promise.