Chronic Tacos

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Chronic Tacos
Industry Fast Food
Founded 2001 (Newport Beach, California)
Headquarters San Clemente, California, United States
Key people
Daniel Biello (founder)
Randall Wyner (founder)
Jason Acuña (investor)
Products Tacos, burritos, and other fast food
Parent Chronic Tacos Enterprises
Chronic Tacos Huntington Beach Store

Chronic Tacos is an American restaurant chain based in San Clemente, California,[1] specializing in Mexican-style food. It uses a third-generation recipe for its tacos and because of the assembly line nature of the preparation process, it has been referred to as a "Mexican Subway".[2]


Chronic Tacos was founded in 2001 by Randy Wyner and Dan Biello. Wyner, started a shop in Newport Beach, California, because he was "tired of biking so far to find a good taco."[3] Neither of the two had experience in the restaurant industry, so Wyner enlisted the help of a Mexican-American friend who was able to provide him with an authentic family recipe. In April 2006, with the help of Dan's brother Mike Biello, Chronic Tacos Enterprises was formed. The first franchise opened in San Clemente, California. There are roughly 35 restaurants present in California, Nevada and British Columbia.[4]

In 2010, on the wave of success in an economic downturn, a franchise store was opened by professional skater and Jackass star Jason Acuña. The shop, located in Redondo Beach, California, is named Wee Man's Chronic Tacos[3] after Acuña's own nickname which was given to him because of his small stature.

Because of Acuna's partial ownership, he made a brief promotion of the chain in Jackass 3D.


  1. ^ "Chronic Tacos". Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ O'Leary, Tim. "Riding out the recession at Temecula’s Chronic Tacos". The Valley News Inc. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b McDermott, Mark. "Wee Man’s Chronic adventure". Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chronic Tacos Store Locator". Retrieved 28 February 2013. 

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