Capital Tacos is coming to Middlesex County — as soon as it finds location

Fast-growing Tex-Mex casual restaurant has franchisees, now they just need place for chain’s 1st restaurant in N.J.

Capital Tacos, a Tex-Mex restaurant franchise based in Tampa, Florida, announced Thursday it is coming to New Jersey after reaching a franchisee agreement with Parth and Yash Patel — and is aiming to open its first restaurant in the first quarter of 2024.

Where isn’t as clear.

The Patel brothers said they are actively looking for spots in Middlesex County.

“Our current goal is to find the right home for Capital Tacos in New Jersey,” Parth Patel said. “Although we haven’t made any final decisions, we’re particularly drawn to real estate options in Middlesex County.

“We’re hopeful we can find the proper real estate and begin the buildout process as quickly as possible to stay on track for an opening in the early months of 2024.”

Since launching its franchise program in early 2022, Capital Tacos has expanded far beyond its Tampa homebase, with brick-and-mortar restaurants open or under development in Atlanta, Charlotte, North Carolina, Denver, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and markets throughout Florida, many of which have opened just this summer.

Capital Tacos co-founder Josh Luger said the company is eager to add New Jersey locations to the mix.

“We couldn’t be more excited to expand Capital Tacos into the Northeast — more specifically, into the Middlesex County area,” he said.

“Both Yash and Parth will make excellent additions to our franchise family, and their hope to continue building the brand’s footprint in the state is core to the fabric of making our one-of-a-kind flavors and menu available to the masses.”

Capital Tacos is currently seeking single-unit and multiunit franchisees interested in new career opportunities or those looking to diversify their current portfolios.

For more information on Capital Tacos franchise opportunities, click here.