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Taco John’s opens in Clarksville – Clarksville Online

By June 3, 2022June 24th, 2022Sports events

Clarksville, TN – The wait is over Clarksville, Taco John’s opened its doors on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and held a grand opening celebration. The event included Austin State University Peay Cheerleaders and the Governors mascot.

The first 100 guests received a golden ticket good for a FREE Small Potato Oles® for one year. The ticket is redeemable for a FREE small order of potato oles every week for a year.




The store has a modern look and offers digital menu boards, an indoor self-ordering kiosk, free Wi-Fi and double drive-thru for fast service. Taco John’s promises bigger. bolder. best flavors.

As the first of a 10-store development agreement with franchisee Kevin Newell of Supreme Tacos LLC, this opening is one of three locations under development for Clarksville in 2022. It will be John’s fifth Taco in Tennessee and the 373rd system-wide.

“We are very excited to continue to grow our presence in Tennessee and to open our first location in Clarksville,” Newell said. “We chose this location because of its proximity to popular areas such as Austin Peay University, McGregor Park and the Cumberland Riverwalk.”

“We think this will be the perfect destination for the community to come together and enjoy our bold take on Mexican cuisine before heading out on an adventure,” Newell said.

With its fusion of distinctive flavors and spices from south of the border, Taco John’s menu features several signature dishes, including meat and potato burritos, stuffed grilled tacos, potato olés® and bold, craving-worthy fried chicken tacos.


Taco John’s offers specials such as discounted Taco Tuesday® breakfast burritos on Wake Up Wednesday!® and the daily $1.00-$2.00-$3.00 ValuEST menu. Download the Taco John’s mobile app and join Bigger Bolder Rewards for exclusive offers.

Don’t forget Taco Tuesday when you can get crispy beef tacos at a special price. Taco Tuesday offerings may vary by location.

    Mexican donut bites, fried chicken tacos and two soft shell beef tacos.  (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
Mexican donut bites, fried chicken tacos and two soft shell beef tacos. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

Personally, I couldn’t wait for Taco John’s to open. Since my college days and later, Taco John’s has always been a favorite with my friends and I, especially Taco Tuesday. As much as I was looking forward to the restaurant opening, I was curious, the tacos, potato olés, etc. were they as good as I remembered.




My order was two soft shell beef tacos, a fried chicken taco, potato olés and Mexican donut bites. I don’t remember the fried chicken tacos or Mexican donuts on the menu. They must be items added in recent years. I ordered them to try something I hadn’t eaten before at Taco John’s.

To my surprise, the potato tacos and oles were as good if not better than I remembered. The fried chicken taco was great. I will have it again. The Mexican donut bites were delicious and a great sweet after meal treat. I can be picky about certain things and donuts are one of them. They were light and fluffy with just the right amount of frosting. Just heavenly.

Potato Oles®.  (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)
Potato Oles®. (Mark Haynes, Clarksville Online)

One of the reasons I’ve always loved Taco John’s is the flavor. Unlike other fast food taco places and even many Mexican restaurants, Taco John’s seasons their food to perfection. Not just beef or chicken with a touch of something extra. Their slogan is bigger, bolder, better flavors. It’s not just a slogan, they stick to it and they deliver it.

Next time I’m going out or coming home and need a quick meal, you better believe it’s going to be Taco John’s.

Clarksville’s new Taco John’s is located at 955 North Riverside Drive, Unit 1. Restaurant hours are Sunday through Wednesday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Breakfast will be served daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


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