Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex Chain Files for Bankruptcy, Announces Closure of 11 Restaurants


In a significant development for Florida’s dining scene, Tijuana Flats, the beloved Tex-Mex chain, has filed for bankruptcy according to a news release. The company has been acquired by a new ownership group called Flatheads.

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CEO Jose Christina expressed optimism about the transition, highlighting the group’s commitment to reinvesting in the brand’s core values. However, along with this restructuring, Tijuana Flats has made the tough decision to shut down 11 of its restaurants.

Although the company did not specify the affected locations, it attributed the closures to financial challenges, occupancy costs, and market conditions.

Despite these setbacks, Tijuana Flats assures patrons that its remaining locations will continue operations as usual.

The new ownership group aims to refocus on customer service, food quality, and affordability to revitalize the brand and propel it to new heights.

Founded in 1995 in Winter Park, Tijuana Flats currently operates 65 company-owned outlets across Florida.

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