Taco Time Northwest has opened an outlet with franchisee Neltac, Inc. at 2908 S. 38th St., and the building is the first in the international Taco Time network to be powered by sunshine.
“With the new design, Taco Time has dramatically changed the physical appearance and restaurant experience,” the company said in a release.
Features within the new “restaurant experience” include an overall look “inspired by local farmers markets and abundance of open space,” plus a new and more relaxed ordering process and an interior design scheme highlighted by an open kitchen. Outdoor diners share a fireplace with customers indoors.
“We are already deeply connected to this community and we look forward to continuing our support to help ensure its continued growth,” stated owner Steve Nelson of Neltac.
His company operates 10 other Taco Time franchises in the South Sound and on the Kitsap Peninsula. Taco Time Northwest, founded in 1962, oversees 76 restaurants in the Puget Sound region.
Taco Time Northwest spokeswoman Gretchen Everett said Monday that the company will monitor the results of the solar experiment.
“We’re watching to see if it’s a successful thing,” she said.
She also noted that beginning Wednesday the new outlet will begin offering a chicken fresca soft taco and a cilantro lime chicken salad.