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The Taco Maker Announces Expansion Plans

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

OGDEN, UTAH – The Taco Maker, a leader in the Mexican quick service restaurant segment announced today new regional expansion plans that include development agreements with agents in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, plus the Dominican Republic to sell at least 650 stores within the next five years and to open those stores within 10 years.

A franchise of Taco Maker, located in Florida.“The franchise expansions The Taco Maker is experiencing are a very exciting and vital part of our global strategy to help our franchisees open successful outlets worldwide,” said Tomas Torres, President and CEO of The Taco Maker. “With this growth, outlet sales have continued to increase rapidly, positioning The Taco Maker as a leader in the Mexican QSR segment.”

The Taco Maker, Inc. (TTM) is the parent company of The Taco Maker restaurant which is currently the largest Mexican quick service restaurant in Puerto Rico and is well known for its high quality and flavorful Mexican food including tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, salads and desserts. TTM’s other two brands include Jake’s Over The Top, a quick service restaurant offering a unique line of hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken tenders, fries, onion rings, and ice cream treats; and Mayan Juice, a quick service concept offering real fruit smoothies with health boosters.

“The TTM brand has built its reputation on the best quick service Mexican food available today,” stated Carlos Budet, TTM Executive VP & COO. “It’s a reputation we intend to keep as we expand into previously undeveloped areas and into the hearts of new customers who haven’t yet experienced our franchise brand.”

Long known for its fresh, high quality and flavorful Mexican fast food, The Taco Maker offers various outlet types to meet almost every need, from traditional free-standing restaurants and mall food courts to its fast growing programs for non-traditional locations which complement the dual branding concept with franchises such as Jake’s Over the Top and Mayan Juice.

In 2006, The Taco Maker selected FransGlobal, a restaurant franchise management and marketing company to provide management support for its national and international expansion model. FransGlobal also provides support to other growing regional franchise brands such as Angel’s Great Food and Ice Cream, Camille’s Sidewalk Café, and Chester’s Fried Chicken.

Taco Maker is one of three concepts under the The Taco Maker, Inc. umbrella, an international franchise system with over 185 units open in the United States, Latin America, and the Far East. TTM’s other two brands include Jake’s Over The Top and Mayan Juice. For more information on The Taco Maker, visit website at http://www.tacomaker.com.