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Jimboy's Tacos will fill one of the vacant slots in Sacramento's Downtown Commons sometime this fall, the company confirmed Tuesday.
Jimboy's began working on plans to open in Downtown Commons, also known as DoCo, about a year ago, spokeswoman Samantha Wilson said. The opening date for the 1,050-square-foot restaurant near the Cinemark Century theater on DoCo's second floor has yet to be set.
Founded by Jim and Margaret Knudsen as a Lake Tahoe trailer-turned-food truck in 1954, Jimboy's has opened more than 40 locations and spread across the United States and into India. The Knudsens opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant near Cal Neva Lodge & Casino in 1958 and began franchising in the Sacramento area in 1969, later moving their headquarters to Folsom.
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The DoCo restaurant will have the same contemporary look as several other recently opened Jimboy's, Wilson said, with digital menu boards, wood tabletops and an illuminated sign reading "TACOS" above the counter. Stainless steel chairs and table legs also call back to Jimboy's trailer roots.