Tacos four Life opening in St Louis


Tacos 4 Life, a fast casual restaurant with a mission to help end world hunger, will open a location this year near St. Louis in O’Fallon.

“We are thrilled to now serve the greater St. Louis community with this new location and our first in the state,” Austin Samuelson, co-founder of Tacos 4 Life, said in a company press release. “To open in a new market with new franchise partners that are aligned in our mission-focused work is even more special. We are proud to partner with individuals who truly believe in our cause that we are so passionate about — and Matt and Jacy Rose are two of those individuals.”

In 2017, the Roses visited Tacos 4 Life for the first time in Little Rock at the recommendation from a family member. They immediately fell in love with it and began exploring franchise options, the release said. After months of planning, they settled on O’Fallon and began working on the build-out and opening plans.

“Tacos 4 Life was placed in our lives at the perfect time when we were praying for an opportunity to help those less fortunate,” Matt Rose said in the release. “The mission and food is something we knew we immediately wanted to share with our family and friends, and we can’t wait to open our doors to the community for them to share in this special place with us.”

Tacos 4 Life opened its first location in 2014 in Conway, Arkansas. For every taco, salad, quesadilla, rice bowl or nacho order that are sold, 24 cents goes to Feed My Starving Children, Tacos 4 Life’s nonprofit partner. The chain has units in Arkansas, Texas, North Carolina Oklahoma and Tennessee.


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