Columbus, Ohio – Condado Tacos, a build-your-own-taco restaurant founded in 2014, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Columbus, investing $150,000 and creating 27 new jobs. Hiring for management, accounting, HR, operations and IT positions will begin in Q4 2018. The company will put the capital investment toward technology and leasehold improvements to bolster its local presence and supplement its long-term growth strategy in the Midwest and across the nation.
“When we started Condado Tacos in the Short North in 2014, we hoped and dreamed the concept would take off,” said Joe Kahn, founder and owner of Condado. “We wanted to create a laid-back hang out spot where people could enjoy great food and as the company has grown, we’re thrilled to be able to expand that vision into reinvesting in our hometown.”
Condado is headquartered at 250 South High Street, where it houses its operational, administrative, food preparation and distribution functions.
“It’s truly an honor to be able to offer jobs to more people in our home city and beyond as Condado Tacos grows nationwide,” said Kahn. “We think we have something special here in Columbus. We’re excited to make new fans as Condado Tacos expands and bring some of the city’s creativity, innovation and passion for food to new markets in the form of delicious tacos.”
Since its founding, Condado has expanded to several markets in Ohio, as well as Indiana and Pennsylvania. Most recently, Condado opened a new 4,500-square-foot taqueria at 8958 Lyra Drive in The Pointe at Polaris. Condado plans to expand into Michigan and Kentucky by 2020, with the overall goal of establishing a presence in 20 locations by the end of that year. After successful growth across the Midwest, Condado is looking to ultimately expand to markets nationwide.
“We’re thrilled to see another locally grown company add jobs and expand its headquarters in Columbus,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We’re proud that we can continue to provide the right business support and talent pipeline for companies like Condado Tacos to succeed in our region and across the country.”
The Columbus Region is home to 196 food and beverage establishments that together generate $2.2 billion in annual economic output. The Region is also a top choice for company headquarters, including fast-food giants like Wendy’s and White Castle, as well as 14 Fortune 1000 companies and five Fortune 500 companies.
“Condado Tacos is experiencing rapid growth throughout the Midwest, and we are delighted this successful restaurant is headquartered in the Columbus Region,” said Joe Needham, JobsOhio director for food and agribusiness. “This expansion will bring 27 new jobs to the facility while supporting Condado’s growth into new regions of the country.”
About Condado Tacos
Condado Tacos features innovative ingredients and toppings on its build-your-own scantron style menu, an extensive tequila and bourbon selection, weird yet delicious rotating monthly specials and a brightly colored street art vibe. Created with the intention to be the ideal community hang-out spot, Condado offers its unique tacos, guacamole, tequila and margaritas at affordable prices. The restaurant also serves lunch daily and has late hours at all of its locations so you can get your marg and taco fix almost any time of the day. Plus, Condado serves brunch on weekends! Since its founding, Condado Tacos has grown to eight locations throughout the Midwest with more on the way in 2018-19. Learn more at condadotacos.com.
About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
About the City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
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