Lloyd Taco Factory is coming along swimmingly on Hertel Avenue. Signs of life are readily apparent with fresh new signage going up. The iconic green Lloyd logo sits high above a set of garage doors that will open to the street when the weather warms up again. According to the Lloyd Facebook page, the taco slingers say that they have not announced a specific opening date, simply stating, “It’ll be soon, no definite dates yet, but it’ll be here before you know it!”
The Hertel location will be Lloyd’s first brick and mortar restaurant location. They do have a second location on Elmwood Avenue, though at this time they are using it as a prep kitchen. Word is that if all goes according to plan, the Elmwood location could someday become a full fledge restaurant.
In the meantime, North Buffalo is gearing up for some taco madness. Ever since hitting the street with its mobile taco fleet, the food truck operators have garnered a cult following. Lloyd was the food truck in Buffalo – a designation that gives them some serious clout. Not to mention their culinary offerings that, at the time, brought Mexican food to all corners of the city, with relatively little competition.
It’s interesting to see the forerunner of Buffalo food trucks banking on a permanent location. It just goes to show you that food trucks can also be viewed as roaming restaurant incubators. I’m sure that there will be a number of other freewheeling operations looking to see how Lloyd fares once open. No doubt, Hertel residents will do their part to ensure that Lloyd is successful, just judging by the buzz on the street.
Lloyd Taco Factory | 1503 Hertel Avenue