Jimboy’s Tacos Opens First Store in Plano, TX with High Goals for Food 4 Kids/North Texas Food Bank


Plano Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Jimboy’s Tacos, Plano

Jimboy’s Tacos is using the Grand Opening of its new Plano store to provide a platform for raising money for the Food 4 Kids/North Texas Food Bank. “We really believe in making a positive impact in our local communities, and this is such a great cause for our local kids and families” said Karen Knudson-Freeman, CEO/President and founder’s daughter. Jimboy’s Tacos will be introducing their one-of-a kind big taste tacos to its guests by giving away two of their legendary ground beef tacos free to every person who stops by between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 8th.

While the tacos will be served free with no strings attached, Jimboy’s management has arranged for 100 percent of any optional donations made during this day long celebration and the next 60 days, to go directly to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Mrs. Jimboy (Margaret Knudson, founder’s wife) who is 93 years young, is traveling from her home on the West Coast to present a $5,000.00 check to NTFB and to cut the ribbon with Karen Knudson-Freeman for the Plano store opening. Both Margaret and the late Jim “Jimboy” Knudson have a unique tie to Texas. Longtime friends of Texas native son Carrol Shelby, through the International Chili Society, they have both had the remarkable honor of winning and holding the title of World Champion for their chili. Our big taste and bold flavors in our restaurants and recipes have always won us awards, whether it was “Voted Best Taco” awards, “Best Mexican Food” or World Champion for our chili. “We are so excited to bring our style of Mexican food to Texas, it really feels like we have finally come home. Jimboy’s Tacos will do whatever we can to support the great communities of Texas through our stores. My Dad believed that great tasting food, friendly customer service, and local community support was what made American business so strong and 60 years later; it is one of our core values that we continue to build on.” said Karen Knudson-Freeman.

WHEN: Saturday, November 8th, 2014,   11:00am – 5:00pm

WHERE: 101 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano Texas 75023,  972-575-8220

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, and the largest North Texas charity. Each day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 feeding programs and 262 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2014, NTFB provided access to some 62 million meals. NTFB recently has announced a 10-year vision to eliminate the hunger gap in its 13-county service area. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.
Jimboy’s Tacos was founded in 1954 and stretches across 3 States. This restaurant company is going through an impressive growth period; in 2014 they began to actively sell their franchise again, with multiple store openings in Washington, Nevada, California, Texas, and Internationally, India all on schedule for 2015 openings.

“We serve our food quick in a “Fast Casual” atmosphere with only high quality ingredients. We use fresh local ingredients, top grade local beef, hormone free chicken, real cheese, real avocados, quality local produce, real beans and rice made from scratch, we cook our food fresh to order with big taste and bold flavors. Combine this with our handmade salsas and you get that Jimboy’s Tacos unique style of food that will bring you back over and over,” said Karen Knudson Freeman.