Torchy’s Tacos takes on significant investment from New York equity firm

The green chili pork taco, Missionary Style, from Torchy’s secret menu. (Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Austin-based Torchy’s Tacos is taking on some serious investment backing, according to Statesman business reporter Gary Dinges. The restaurant chain, which started as a trailer in Austin more than a decade ago,  has partnered with General Atlantic, which has taken “a significant minority interest,” according to Dinges’ story.

“As part of the deal, General Atlantic’s Andrew Crawford and Shaw Joseph will join the Torchy’s board of directors. So will Todd Diener, former president of Chili’s, Dinges reports.

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