|Formerly||R Taco (2015–2018)|
Dallas, Texas, United States
Number of locations
|Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas and Virginia|
|Rusty Fenton (founder)|
Denise Fenton (Brand Director co-founder)
Number of employees
|145 (not including franchises) (2018)|
Buffalo Wild Wings (2014–2018)
Inspire Brands (2018–present)
Rusty Taco is a chain of fast food Taco restaurants in nine states across the United States. Rusty Taco was founded by Rusty Fenton and his wife Denise in 2010. The name was shortened to R Taco in 2015, but on September 5, 2018, R Taco announced it was changing its name back to Rusty Taco. Rusty Fenton died in 2013 of kidney cancer.
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