Rusty Taco opens 1st Nevada location in Reno – Reno Gazette Journal

A fast-food chain specializing in street-style tacos and margaritas has broken into the Nevada market with its first location in Reno.
Rusty Taco, an Atlanta-based chain owned by Inspire Brands, has opened its first Nevada restaurant at 9780 S. Virginia St., formerly the home of Nu Yalk Pizza. The franchise is operated by local fast-food magnates Taylor and Ian Cain, longtime owners of the local Sonic Drive-Ins.
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Rusty Taco specializes in unique street-style tacos and margaritas. Some of the taco ingredients include Baja shrimp, brisket and fried chicken. The brand makes a signature queso and guacamole, which are prepared daily in-house. The Virginia Street location also features a full-service bar where guests can order cocktails and a variety of margaritas.
Rusty Taco was founded in Dallas in 2010 by husband and wife duo Rusty and Denise Fenton, who launched the first restaurant inside a converted gas station. The Fentons’ passion for tacos was inspired by the colorful flavors of Mexican street food during a trip to Acapulco. Rusty Fenton died of kidney cancer in 2013.
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