Torchy’s Tacos Pulls $500K Permit For Construction on First DMV Location

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Torchy’s Tacos has pulled a $500k permit to begin construction on its first DMV restaurant, which will be located at 12266 Rockville Pike in Federal Plaza.

Last September we let you know that Texas-based Torchy’s Tacos is coming to 12266 Rockville Pike in Federal Plaza, taking over part of the space that was recently home to Chuy’s and previously home to Ruby Tuesday. The restaurant had its hearing for its alcohol license on Thursday, February 1st at 11:30am. With that hurdle out of the way and the space gutted of the previous Chuy’s interior, construction was the only thing left to go for the restaurant- now we know that’s coming soon. In addition to the new permit, the windows have been covered with Torchy’s signage.

Torchy’s Tacos features “the most unique tacos, coveted queso and refreshing margaritas in the game, and the rotating Taco of the Month.” With more than 115 locations across 14 states, Torchy’s Tacos serves tacos, sides, and drinks from scratch, made-to-order. Based on the interior progress (photo below), we believe the opening is at least a few months away.

“We welcome Torchy’s Tacos and Kura Revolving Sushi Bar as they expand into Maryland,” said Ralph Ours, Director of Leasing, Mid-Atlantic Region at Federal. “These two new, innovative dining additions further cement Federal Plaza as a popular shopping and dining destination for the Rockville and greater Montgomery County community.”

An opening timeframe is not available yet, but 2024 has been the goal from the time of the announcement last year. The news of the permit was first reported by Maryland Newsletters.

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