Las Vegas, NV- Co-owners of Me Gusta Tacos Chris Connors and Li Sun met while working together at Mandalay Bay in 2006. Chris at the time was a restaurant manager of a one Michelin star restaurant called MIX and Li was a cabana host with Chris’ wife Stacy at the Mandalay Bay pool, which is how they originally met.
In 2010, Li and Chris both said farewell to MGM International and became their own boss. Li, opening a place called Crepe Shack and Waffles in Henderson and Chris, becoming the first franchisee of Rachel’s Kitchen, opening a location in The District at Green Valley. “We always maintained contact while owning our restaurants. We would always call each other and ask, who are you using for produce, dry goods, how are sales, things like that”. said Chris.
In 2014, both of them came to the decision to sell their restaurants and become business partners to create something new, something the city hasn’t seen before.
“We did a ton of research and development on Me Gusta Tacos. We feel this concept is something special”, said Sun.
In April of 2016, Li and Chris opened Me Gusta Tacos. They picked the District in Green Valley as their first location. “I have a very good history with the landlords here, they have great management team in place and loved our business plan and outlook on the city”. Said Connors. Since they opened, business has been booming. So, Li and Chris decided to open a second location in the southwest part of the city on the corner of Durango and Warm Springs.
“We love this demographic in the Southwest, it’s a great mix of families, young couples and singles”, mentioned Sun. And it looks like the Vegas valley loves Me Gusta Tacos as the duo plan to open another location by the end of 2018. Both partners said they want to take an expansion slow and make sure each location is trained properly with customer service, health department and food safety. Li mentioned “Our main focus is serving a great quality product to our customers”. “We don’t have big investors or tons of money, we are two simple guys who just want to give our city something different, something unique.” -said Connors
Me Gusta Tacos
2235 Village Walk Dr #153
Henderson, NV 89052
Me Gusta Tacos
7425 S Durango Dr #103
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Source: Press Release