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America's Taco Shop plans national growth

Nation's Restaurant News speaks with co-founder Terry Bortin about the concept

America’s Taco Shop, a fast-casual Mexican chain based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is beginning to expand nationally.

The concept, which has six restaurants in the Phoenix, Ariz., area, will open a new franchised unit in Bethesda, Md., on Nov. 9 through a deal with Kahala Corp. of Scottsdale. Six additional restaurants are in the works in for Miami, Arizona, California and Texas, said Terry Bortin, who founded the original Taco Shop in 2008 with his wife, America Corrales-Bortin

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