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  • Ted's to bring new restaurant concept to Uptown

    Ted's Cafe Escondido will be taking space formerly occupied by Pizza23 and Orange Leaf and will be opening a new fast casual concept.

    Orange Leaf went out of business last year and Pizza23 recently announced their permanent closure and vacated the space.

    The following is from a press release:

    Ted’s Café Escondido announced today it will be opening a new restaurant concept for the brand, with the first location set to open this summer in the historic Uptown 23rd District. The new concept, ‘Ted’s Tacos and Cantina,’ will be located at 600 NW 23rd Street.

    “This concept is something we have been discussing and planning for the past couple years, long before the recent pandemic hit our restaurant industry so hard,” David Foxx, chief operations officer for Ted’s, said. “This new concept not only allows us to enter the fast casual market, but also allows us to offer new dining options, such as contactless ordering and patio seating, that we know guests are looking for in this new era of dining out.”

    Ted’s Tacos and Cantina’s fast casual setting will include counter service, a full service bar and dog-friendly patio seating. The menu includes several unique specialty tacos, loaded waffle fries, build your own burritos, and sheet pan nachos, perfect for sharing. Each meal will also come with a complimentary order of Ted’s famous chips, salsa and cheese sauce.

    “We’re excited to finally break ground and begin to see this new concept come to life, and we’re looking forward to joining the Uptown community and being a part of the massive growth that is happening in this area,” Foxx added.

    The new Cantina is currently under construction, with a goal of opening later this summer.

    Vacated Pizza23 space
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