District Taco will open in Riverdale Park at noon on Monday, Dec. 11.
“Our Maryland fans have been very patient, and we are excited to finally give our new amigos what they want,” said owner Osiris Hoil, who began the chain with a food truck.
The first 100 customers in line on Dec. 11 will receive District Taco swag and a free meal. A portion of the day’s profits will go to Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, a local organization that offers support for homeless families and creates personalized birthday parties for homeless children.
The Riverdale Park location joins 11 others in D.C., Virginia and Pennsylvania for District Taco, and Hoil is already scouting other locations in Maryland.
As part of its opening celebrations, District Taco is offering University of Maryland students a 25% discount with their student ID from Dec. 12-19 and encouraging students to take advantage of its free wifi while they study for final exams.
An avid cyclist, Hoil sponsored the college’s cycling team and has said he picked the location in part because of its proximity to campus.
The restaurant will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with its popular breakfast tacos as another draw for commuters.