Laredo Taco Company® Brings Authentic Mexican Food to Oklahoma City-Area 7-Eleven® Stores

First of more than 10 Local Restaurant Concepts Opens Near I-40 in Southwest OKC

Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:00 am

by 7-Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc. will open Laredo Taco Company (LTC) restaurants in more than 10 of its stores in the Oklahoma City metro area. The first location opened this week at 5901 SW 8th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73128. All restaurants are anticipated to open by early 2021.

7-Eleven, Inc. is expanding its presence in Oklahoma City due to the city’s growing economy and the company’s recent acquisition of independently owned Oklahoma stores earlier this year. The new LTC store will add approximately 30 new jobs in Oklahoma City. Subsequent restaurants added to existing 7-Eleven stores will create approximately 10 or more new jobs per opening.

“We have lots of exciting things planned for the Oklahoma stores that recently joined the 7-Eleven family, and Laredo Taco Company gives customers a delicious taste of what’s to come,” said 7-Eleven Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Tanco. “When we open Laredo Taco Company restaurants in select 7-Eleven locations, the lines of enthusiastic customers have been out the door! We are thrilled to offer Oklahoma customers the same great experience and delicious handmade tacos.”

Laredo Taco Company, the retailer’s authentic Mexican food restaurant, is famous for its authentic tacos served on handmade flour tortillas that are made from scratch in on-site kitchens every day. Tacos and meals include specialties not always seen in Mexican fast-food chains, such as authentic barbacoa, chorizo, carne asada, carnitas, breakfast tacos made with freshly cracked eggs, and the newest item on the menu, protein-packed bowls. Each restaurant also has a salsa bar with a wide selection of freshly prepared salsas and pico de gallo where customers can spice up their meal. Every item on the Laredo Taco Company menu is available in-stores or via contactless delivery through Postmates.

As the world continues to respond to the shifting pandemic, 7‑Eleven has enhanced its standards and procedures for hygiene, handwashing, sanitation, food handling and preparation in stores, including increased frequency of cleaning high-touch surfaces. The company’s quality assurance and food safety teams have implemented enhanced food-handling and cleaning practices following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Freshly prepared salsas and pico de gallo are currently being served in pre-packed containers at the salsa bar, where customers can select their favorites.

All store associates are required to wear masks and gloves when serving customers. Acrylic shields have been installed at checkout registers as added protection for customers and employees. Customers are asked to practice physical distancing in stores by standing 6 feet away from each other in line, and also have access to disposable gloves, tissues and sanitizer stations while shopping.

7-Eleven, the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, acquired more than 100 independently operated 7-Eleven stores in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area earlier this year. The Laredo Taco Company restaurants, along with Stripes® convenience stores in South Texas, were part of the company’s 1,000-store acquisition from Sunoco in 2018. 7-Eleven aims to expand to 20,000 stores in the U.S. by 2027: 7-Eleven's 100th birthday (est. 1927).

Taco-lovers in the Oklahoma City area can join Laredo Taco Company on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There, they’ll get the inside scoop about Taco Tuesday specials, new products and other promotions.

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About 7-Eleven, Inc.

Are you still reading this? Awesome. Most people stop when they get to the small print. But not you! You get to read the cool stuff. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. They don’t like to brag, but they invented convenience stores. For real. Google it. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 71,100 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. Mmmmm, tacos. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select™ brand including healthy options, decadent treats, and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® loyalty program with more than 35 million members, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 35 participating markets, or rely on 7-Eleven for bill payment service, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at  FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Also, they trademarked the word “Brainfreeze.” No lie. Thanks for sticking with this. You’re unstoppable.