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Mexican cuisine comes to Muncy

By Staff | Sep 8, 2016

Jamie Caputo (far left) from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank accepts a donation from Sunoco APlus in Muncy Township for $2500 during the grand opening of Laredo Taco Company, a new Mexican cuisine for the area.

MUNCY – A new ethnic cuisine has arrived in the area, and a celebration was held on Friday, August 26 in front of the Sunoco gas station on Rt. 220 in Muncy Township. Pulling into the station that day guests and travelers were welcomed with a live Mexican band, the Mariachi Band, from Reading.

Throughout late winter, spring and early summer locals would watch the new Mexican restaurant being built and added to the Sunoco Station at 140 Lycoming Mall Drive.

The Laredo Taco Company officially opened the first of August and held a festive open house on August 26 when they handed out free tacos for lunch and school kits for children. Michele Hofer, general manager, said there is nothing like this in the area. “Come and try it. Everything is fresh and homemade, made to order,” she said.

“The flour tortillas are made in-house with authentic recipes,” said Helen M. Caravello, regional director for Sunoco APlus.

During the open celebration a $2500 donation was made to the Central Pennsylvania Food bank. Representative and director Jamie Caputo was there to accept the check. Twenty five new jobs were created according to Hofer and a total of 32 employees have been hired. The facility is open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Breakfast quesadillas are available and there are some egg dishes as well with salsas and toppings.

An authentic Mexican band, the Mariachi Band, from Reading came to perform live music during the Laredo Taco Company’s grand opening on Friday, August 26. Free tacos were given out during the lunch hour.

The Texas chain has over 450 locations. Muncy is the first location in Pennsylvania and among the first to be located outside of Texas. The first Laredo Taco Company in Pennsylvania opened this past January in Greensburg and it is also in front of an APlus Sunoco store.