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Press Release
: : 25 September, 2003


Taco Time President Ken Pattenden is pleased to announce that local entrepreneurs Ray and Leeanne Menard will open the company’s first B.C. Cantina in Nanaimo, in early October. Serving authentic Mexican food and alcohol, the 2000 square foot Cantina will seat 50 people. It also features a patio with retractable door that opens onto the street. The downtown Cantina will provide local businesses and area residents with take out and delivery services.

"Taco Time’s research showed that there was a pent-up demand for authentic Mexican food served in a fast casual manner and in an ambience that featured Mexican decor," says Cantina co-owner Ray Menard.

"In our Cantina, every order is made in front of the customer who chooses the flavour and level of seasoning for their meal," adds co-owner Leeanne Menard. "Customers really have the best of two worlds - speed and personal choice. They also have the option of supplementing their meal with authentic Mexican beer and Sangria."

The Nanaimo Cantina will feature Mexican music and artifacts as well as employees wearing stylish Mexican themed uniforms.

Pattenden added that the company plans to open more additional upscale Cantina restaurants in Kelowna and Cranbrook before year-end.

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Taco Time Canada
Taco Time is one of Canada’s largest Mexican restaurant chains. The private company operates 113 franchise restaurants (including Cantina) from British Columbia to Ontario. The Taco Time Cantina is a fast casual restaurant featuring authentic Mexican food, music, liquor and décor. Taco Time prides itself on preparing authentic Mexican food in a friendly environment that provides outstanding customer service and value.

Mr. Ken Pattenden, President, Taco Time Canada (403) 543-3491 (Direct)
Mr. Neil Bousquet APR, PR, Taco Time Canada (403) 256-8834


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