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01 Mar 2023

District Taco Makes QSR’s 40/40 List

District Taco
District Taco Makes QSR’s 40/40 List

District Taco Makes QSR’s 40/40 List

Top Restaurant Publication Selects Leading Mexican Restaurant Franchise for 2023

Falls Church, Va. District Taco, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant serving fresh, healthy and authentic Yucatán-inspired creations, is thrilled to be recognized by industry-leading QSR Magazine. QSR’s 40/40 List identifies the top 40 fast-casual restaurants with fewer than 40 locations on the verge of something big. 

District Taco is a tech-forward, fast-casual restaurant known for its authentic Mexican menu and best-in-class customer experience. With 14 corporate locations and 70 franchise units under development agreements, the company plans to open ten new franchises annually, per their initial five-year expansion plan. 

“We are starting to get noticed by some of the major players in the industry and attracting experienced, multi-unit restaurant operators as franchisee partners – which will continue to fuel our impressive growth,” said Tina Gantz, District Taco’s VP of Franchise Development. “Making QSR’s 40/40 List is an honor and puts District Taco “on the map” as a frontrunner in the authentic Mexican fast-casual industry.

District Taco is differentiated in the market by its Yucatán flavor profile, inspired by their co-founder’s family recipes. They proudly serve tacos, burritos, bowls, salads, quesadillas, and more. Never wanting to compromise quality, the brand ensures freshness by preparing their food daily. Chiles and tomatoes are roasted on the premises, grilled meats are marinated with a secret combination of citrus and spices that are indigenous to the Yucatán region, and chips and salsa are made in-house daily. Their innovative menu items are fully customizable, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

This brand was born of the ingenuity of Osiris Hoil and his neighbor, Marc Wallace and built on the American dream. Hoil moved to the United States from Mexico in the hopes of becoming an entrepreneur. When he lost his construction job due to the 2008 housing bubble, he combined his passion for Mexican cooking with his new American lifestyle. From its humble beginnings in 2009 as a food cart serving breakfast tacos, today District Taco has emerged as a leading multi-unit restaurant franchise.

“This year's 40/40 List is one our most entrepreneurial driven yet. It showcases the recovery, relevance, and potential of the fast-casual category's top brands," says Danny Klein, editorial director at QSR. "All these concepts have a chance to hit it big in the coming years, and we're ready to watch them do just that."

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About District Taco

In 2009, two neighbors got together over some homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and decided to launch a District Taco food cart. Since then, District Taco has grown to fourteen locations and employs more than 300 people in and around Washington D.C. and Philadelphia metro areas. Their mission is to serve quality - Yucatán style – Mexican food that is fresh, simple and healthful, with a fully customizable menu that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. At District Taco, food is made fresh daily from the highest quality ingredients. They strive to limit their impact on the environment by serving in environmentally friendly packaging where possible. For more information about District Taco or their menu, and to download the app, visit or follow on Twitter @DistrictTaco, Instagram @DistrictTaco, and Facebook /districttaco.


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