Chronic Tacos is the center of my podcast with Michael Mohammed and Randy Wyner. It was a great opportunity to speak with the two men behind the past, current and future plans of a growing Mexican food chain. As we start to come out of the worldwide pandemic, I was really interested to hear how the closures affected their business and what their future plans are now. Both have traveled extensively for their restaurant business so I was able to ask how they balance business schedules, travel schedules, friends and family. A background of Chronic Tacos starts in Orange County, California, where you could find a Mexican taqueria on every corner. The food was great, but there was an opportunity to create a taco shop with not only authentic Mexican food, but with a unique vibe inspired by their Southern California roots – the Taco Life was born, and the first Chronic Tacos swung open its doors in 2002. Michael Mohammed is the Chief Executive Officer and President at Chronic Tacos Enterprises, Inc., where he oversees the strategic vision of the fast casual Mexican restaurant brand. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Michael attended Saint Martin’s University in Washington State, where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration. Michael and his three brothers first became affiliated with Chronic Tacos in 2010 when they helped finance the chain’s expansion into Canada Randy Wyner is the founder of Chronic Tacos, the Southern California chain of fast-casual Mexican food restaurants. Born and raised in Orange County, Randy draws his inspiration from the distinct Californian food culture. Randy grew up on authentic Mexican food and signature So Cal taquerias. It was his belief that the tastiest taquerias tended to be small, family-owned shops that led him to open his first Taco shop using third generation family recipes he acquired from a close family friend. When Randy was struck with the idea of made-to-order Mexican food that was both fast and fresh, Chronic Tacos was born.
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