I love it when restaurant chains we've longed to have set up shop in Kentucky make the decision to expand and include our humble Commonwealth. And nine times out of ten, those chains are ones with which we are familiar.

Relatively New California-Based Chain Coming to Kentucky and Tennessee

The news that California-based Jack in the Box was opening up to 20 restaurants in Kentucky was met with a lot of excitement. On many occasions, when we've asked folks what they'd like to see come to Kentucky, Jack in the Box was always on the short list. Not so Roll-Em-Up Taquitos. And that leads me to believe it IS an unfamiliar enterprise east of the Mississippi. But it soon won't be.

Introducing (to You Maybe, for the First Time) Roll-Em-Up Taquitos

@rollemuptaquitos Exactly what you come for some freshly rolled ones • • Tag a taquito lover • • Chino Hills, Ca Colton, Ca Corona, Ca Victorville, Ca Brea, Ca Garland, Tx Amarillo, Tx • • #mexicanfood #taquitos #rollemuptaquitos #rollone #tasty #delicious #mexicancuisine ♬ This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris & Rihanna

Roll-Em-Up Taquitos plans to expand into the southeastern United States for the first time and will open multiple locations in Louisville KY and Knoxville TN. The fare looks simply amazing. Why, you can watch them "roll em up" right now: https://twitter.com/EATROLLEMUP/status/1227408616317022208

The Story of Roll-Em-Up Taquitos

Unlike some chains I've written about that established themselves long ago, Roll-Em-Up Taquitos is a veritable baby in the fast casual/street casual industry. It was only 17 years ago that a father and son--Ron and Ryan--decided they needed to share Mama Karen's taquitos with the rest of the world. And Roll-Em-Up Taquitos was born. And, of course, the menu has expanded greatly to include far more items than just taquitos--which are sensational; don't get me wrong. Nope. There's a lot to choose from...more so even than THIS selection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBWyiFTmwnI

When Will We See Roll-Em-Up Taquitos 'Roll' Into KY and TN?

And it won't be very long at all before Roll-Em-Up Taquitos opens its first location in these parts; the fourth quarter of 2023 is the target. I, for one, am happy this is somewhat on the fast track. I want to dive face first into everything you've seen and then some. And I cannot wait to chow down on Hot Cheetos Street Corn:

@rollemuptaquitos Hot cheetos street corn is bomb af! gotta try it out yourself! #taquitos #rollone #og #spot #foodie #snacks #snacktime #delicious #style #video #foodtime #rollemuptaquitos #reels #shorts #tiktok ♬ Say So (Instrumental Version) [Originally Performed by Doja Cat] - Elliot Van Coup

That looks absurdly delicious. You know what, I may just go stand in line now.

[SOURCE: FastCasual.com]

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