JRI Hospitality Purchases Taco Grande To Expand The Original Grande

Senor Grande in front of a plate of nachos from the Original Grande in Abilene, Kansas

JRI Hospitality was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide the best food and customer service possible. We strive to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience that excites our customers every time they visit our restaurants, like The Original Grande. To expand our reach and provide exceptional service, JRI Hospitality has purchased the Taco Grande in Abilene, Kansas, and will convert it into one of our The Original Grande restaurants. What does this acquisition mean for the Abilene community, and why is JRI excited for this new opportunity? We’re here to answer these questions and more in the article below.

Abilene’s Taco Grande Will Become The Original Grande

We’re excited to spread the joy of The Original Grande to the town of Abilene, Kansas. Our acquisition of the Taco Grande located at 200 S. Buckeye Avenue is a natural fit for The Original Grande’s expansion across the Midwest and beyond.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us in a market that we know very well,” Jason Ingermanson, founder and CEO of JRI Hospitality, said. “We are excited about the potential of The Original Grande and look forward to expanding the brand across the country.”

As of this article’s posting, we have taken over Taco Grande’s Abilene restaurant and will phase in the rebrand of the location in the coming months. Additionally, the first location of The Original Grande will open this Summer in Salina, Kansas. 

The Original Grande Will Excite and Delight The Abilene Community

When Abilene residents and taco-loving travelers visit one of our The Original Grande restaurants, they’ll appreciate our emphasis on the dining experience. JRI Hospitality creates memorable dining by matching the quality of its food with its exemplary customer service. It’ll feature delicious, freshly prepared menu items enjoyed in a comfortable dining environment. 

Our mission is simple – satisfy people’s craving for Southwestern food with high-quality ingredients and one-of-a-kind customer service. We strive to create a positive experience for anyone who walks into our doors.

The Original Grande is Not the Only Brand JRI Manages

JRI owns and operates over 70 restaurants across 11 states, including Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Mokas Cafe, The Original Grande, and Chompie’s. Our goal is to expand our reach with 20 projects per year in the next few years to ensure everyone in the U.S. can enjoy our line of brands. We’re excited about our growth and, more importantly, the pleasure of serving our communities with the best food possible. 

Become a Franchisee with JRI Hospitality

Are you looking for a new investment opportunity that focuses on community interaction and yields high returns? Get in touch with JRI and learn more about our restaurant concepts. We’re actively working to attract impactful partnerships and franchisees for the brands we own – Mokas Cafe, The Original Grande, and Chompie’s. The company’s focus on creating a unique dining experience and quality customer service is helping fuel the demand for its brands across the United States. Contact JRI Hospitality today and learn more about our franchising opportunities.