Torchy’s Tacos and General Atlantic Announce Strategic Partnership

Brazos Business

10458345_500669386736865_658028517430134233_nTorchy’s Tacos, a fast-casual restaurant serving untraditional tacos, announced today a significant minority investment from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. General Atlantic joins the five founding partners of the restaurant chain as shareholders.

Torchy’s was founded in Austin in 2006 by former corporate chef Michael Rypka, who was inspired by a love for tacos and a passion for experimenting with food to bring an untraditional taco experience to the people of Texas. Born out of a food truck, the concept was welcomed with enthusiasm by taco lovers in the Austin market. To help cultivate the dining experience and expand the business, Michael was then joined by Farrell Kubena, Vice President of Business Development, Rebecca Kubena, Vice President of Finance, Jason Wald, Vice President of Operations, and Alfonso Angelone, Vice President of Technology. Today, Torchy’s serves innovative, untraditional tacos to customers in 46…

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