Family affair

Michigan’s Best Local Food: It’s a Family Affair at House of Taco in Jackson

JACKSON, MI – It’s all about family at Jackson’s House of Taco.

Chuck Minix has owned the Jackson Institution for 42 years. Now his daughter, Kristen, and 16-year-old granddaughter, Baylee Lewis, work with him. Minix hopes Kristen will take over the business when he’s ready to retire.

“We learned to be flexible with each other,” Kristen Minix said. “He’s been doing it for so long, he’s got his way. And then, sometimes, I have my way. And then you have to come to an agreement. »

Tacos and wet burritos are the most popular items on the menu, Chuck Minix said.

“They’re bigger than most places,” he said. “Other places might not put everything we do on them.”

Tacos come in hard shell or soft shell with meat, cheese, lettuce, onions and tomatoes. Dry burritos are also popular, Chuck Minix said.

The restaurant is drive-in or take-out only. It has a porch to use when the weather permits, but indoor seating has been eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

House of Taco, 2400 Page Ave. Jackson, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/House-of-Taco-112195522173169. Call 784-2550.

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