No Joke: George Lopez Partnering on Virtual San Diego Taco Restaurant

“Badass tacos coming to a city near you.”
San Diego to Participate in Virtual Taco Restaurant
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A recent retweet by actor, comedian, and restauranteur George Lopez might be of some interest to San Diegans: “Badass tacos coming to a city near you.” What does this have to do with Lopez you might ask? Or San Diego for that matter?

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Nextbite, the company that teamed up with rapper Wiz Khalifa to bring us Hotbox by Wiz, has joined forces with Lopez to create George Lopez Tacos, a virtual restaurant that will specialize in delivery tacos.

Available on June 8th through DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and Uber Eats, George Lopez Tacos will offer a full menu of street tacos with fillings like carnitas, chicken tinga, and beef ranchero verde. Churro bites and chips and salsa will also be available to order.

If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how on earth a virtual restaurant even works. Nextbite, which is powered by Ordermark, has it all figured out. They’re a “new kind of restaurant company” with the mission of meeting customers like you, right where you are: online. They also have a thing for satisfying the fast-growing, off-premise dining model.

Ever heard of Outlaw Burger? Firebelly Wings? The Big Melt? They are all part of the Nextbite family, which collaborates with “Fulfillment Partners” to bring these brands to your fingertips. The partners are actually kitchens in your city that prepare the food to Nextbite’s brand specifications, which means Nextbite supports local kitchens too. According to their website, Nextbite’s goal is to help support commercial kitchens by adding “smart, online food delivery concepts to their line-up.”

So how about it? The next time you’re scrolling the food apps, hemming and hawing over what to order, try something brand new and sure to satisfy. You’ll be supporting your local kitchens when you do.

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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