Automatic Taco looking for brick-and-mortar space

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Automatic Taco, one of Greenville’s favorite taco trucks, may be headed to a brick-and-mortar location near downtown. Nick Thomas, owner of Automatic Taco, is currently looking for a 2,000 to 3,000-square-foot home for a new restaurant, which he hopes to open in early 2017.

“It’s all speculative right now,” he said. “But we’d like to be able to announce [the new location] in a month or so.”

Thomas said he’s eyeing a variety of locations but hopes to stay as near to downtown as possible. He plans to add at least four more employees as well.

The new concept’s menu would expand on the truck’s offerings but still stay fresh and seasonal, while appealing to a variety of demographics, such as kids. It will also have a full bar of craft cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices and simple ingredients. Like the truck, the new spot will offer counter service and casual food, but it’ll have a more refined environment.

And never fear, Thomas said he plans to keep the truck running around town as long as he can manage both.

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