Tu Taco to come to Rhatigan in August


Photo illustration by Brianna Cook and Wren Johnson

Tu Taco, a Mexican-inspired restaurant, will come to the RSC next fall. Brkfst & Co. will leave the RSC this summer.

Those looking to grab a taco at Wichita State will have a new spot to eat in the fall. 

During the first week of the fall semester, Tu Taco, a Mexican-inspired restaurant, will open in the Rhatigan Student Center where Brkfst & Co. currently resides.

Tu Taco will feature build-your-own tacos and bowls and chips and dip. Jamie Kraisinger, senior director of operations for WSU Dining Services, said food will cost around or under $10.

“You can go in and get a single taco for a couple of dollars, or two tacos, or you can get an entire platter that has the sides with it,” Kraisinger said. “So you have that flexibility.”

While operation hours have not been solidified, Wichita State’s Dining Services members said it could look something like 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

“In the next week, we’ll be working through … what we’ll have available through the entire first semester — the pricing and the dedicated menu here within the next two weeks,” Kraisinger said. 

The dining option received overwhelming support after students were asked to participate in a survey to choose their preferred restaurant.

“Out of about 800 votes, almost 500 of those were for Tu Taco,” Kelly Linenberger, senior marketing manager for WSU Dining Services, said.

Brandon Montgomery, majoring in aerospace and music composition, said he did not know about Tu Taco coming to campus but loves Mexican food.

“I’m a picky eater, so Freddy’s is like the only thing I eat (at WSU right now),” Montgomery said.

Tú Taco falls under the dining service Chartwells Higher Education, which creates restaurant concepts for colleges and universities nationwide. According to Kraisinger, other campuses have housed Tú Taco as well.

“It has performed very well at other campuses,” Kraisinger said. “The feedback has been great.”

More about WSU Dining Services can be found at wichita.edu.