Danny Trejo is swell, ain’t he? Whenever he pops up in a movie it’s hard not to squeal with excitement — he’s such a compelling presence. And now there’s even more reason to squeal, this time with hunger: the 71-year-old actor is now expanding his empire to include a taco joint bearing his likeness.
Yes, the Robert Rodriguez film regular is getting ready for the opening of his sensibly named L.A. eatery Trejo’s Tacos. Boasting the Machete star’s instantly recognizable face on the logo, this restaurant will serve specialty tacos with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Danny Trejo wants to keep you healthy.
The items that aren’t purchased by close of business will be donated to a local homeless shelter after Trejo’s Tacos stops service. Y’know, because Danny Trejo is the awesome dude you’ve always known him to be.
Speaking with Los Angeles’ ABC affiliate, Trejo revealed that the restaurant was a dream his mom had. He’s also fairly bullish on the quality of the food that will be served up.
“We have got some of the most delicious tacos known to man,” Trejo told Vista L.A.’s Patricia Lopez.
Trejo’s Tacos (located within L.A.’s Miracle Mile) doesn’t have a grand opening date just yet, although the Los Angeles Times reports that a soft launch is in the works for early next week, while Trejo has indicated it’ll be a few weeks yet. We imagine the place will make a Machete-level killing on the merch alone. In addition to tacos and souvenirs, diners can also purchase Trejo’s special blend of coffee. Talk of Trejo ice cream sandwiches has been dangled out there too.
As you might imagine, people are hyped on the venture and Trejo himself has been retweeting his favorite memes:
We clearly live in a blessed age.