Nov. 18—The operators of Ted’s Cafe Escondido, an Oklahoma chain founded in 1991 that has grown to 10 restaurants in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton, have announced they’ll be opening a new fast-casual restaurant in Stillwater.
It will be Ted’s Tacos’ fourth location. Other locations are in Oklahoma City Ada and Ardmore.
According to a statement made on Thursday, the Stillwater location will open in early 2022 at 502 N. Main St.
“It’s been a goal of ours for a very long time to find a home in Stillwater and serve the amazing community there,”Ted’s Chief Operations Officer David Foxx stated. “It’s an incredible town that we’re eager to open our doors up to next spring.”
The company’s flagship location in Oklahoma City’s Uptown 23rd District opened November 2020. It serves specialty tacos as well as sheet pan nachos and loaded fries. There is also a full-service bar and a dog friendly patio.
All meals include complimentary chips, salsa, and cheese sauce. The format menu and pricing for full-service is slightly different.
Ted’s Tacos’ and Cantina’s menus feature The Wet Taco. It is made with slow-cooked beef Birria, Oaxaca Cheese on corn tortillas. The tacos are grilled to order, served with onion and cilantro, lime and a dip sauce. Nashville Hot Chicken tacos are also available, as well as Asada tacos or loaded queso.
Foxx said that the Tacos and Cantina idea was being discussed before the COVID-19 pandemic. It also helps the company to meet customer expectations.
“This new concept not only allows us to enter the fast casual market, but also allows us to offer new dining options,”He said.
The restaurant is located less than a mile from Boone Pickens Stadium and offers a variety fiesta packs that the company claims are great for tailgating or watching sports. It will also offer happy hour all day Monday through Saturday.
“Whether you’re looking to pick up food for the family or get drinks with your friends, Ted’s Tacos and Cantina is truly a place for everyone,”Foxx stated. “Our team is thrilled to be able bring this new, fun concept to the Stillwater region.