Sunshine Gasoline Distributors is partnering with Rego Restaurant Group to develop at least 13 combined, dual-branded Quiznos and Taco Del Mar restaurants in Sunshine's unbranded convenience stores in central and south Florida, including Miami, Orlando and Tampa.
The first opened in February in Cape Coral, Florida. Several of the new restaurants, expected to open over the next six months, will showcase components of updated store designs introduced last year, said Denver-based Rego, which owns the two restaurants. The second opening is scheduled for May in Venice, Florida.
The restaurants, which sell toasted subs and fish tacos, respectively, will offer customers new flavors and menu offerings, such as portable options for on-the-go consumers, Rego said. The new store designs feature flat-top grills and deep fryers so customers can enjoy enhanced recipes with freshly prepared proteins and hot sides, like fries, alongside toasted subs.
- Sunshine Gasoline Distributors is No. 19 on CSP’s 2023 Top 40 update to the 2022 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.
“The partnership with Rego and their two iconic brands is a perfect addition to our services as we consistently seek out ways to offer further convenience to our customers,” said Eddy Alvarez, senior operations manager at Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Doral, Florida. “The deal is also an opportunity to grow our business and expand our suite of offerings while meeting the cravings of local guests.”
“We are thrilled to expand our footprint in the Sunshine State in this unique, convenience store-friendly format, with a tremendous partner in Sunshine Gasoline,” said Tim Casey, CEO of Rego, which in late 2022 named Vanessa Fox chief development officer. “The combination of the rebranded concepts, featuring inventive subs and made-to order-Baja inspired eats, coupled with the operational expertise of Sunshine Gasoline, provides a winning foundation to bring Quiznos back to local fans who have missed the brand, and to introduce Taco Del Mar to the region.”
Sunshine Gasoline Distributors Inc. has been family owned since its founding in 1987. It operates more than 400 service locations throughout Florida.
Rego Restaurant Group is a fast-casual restaurant platform backed by High Bluff Capital Partners. It manages nearly 800 restaurants in 32 countries.
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