The University of Central Florida is no stranger to the Tex-Mex flavor with popular chains such as Chipotle, Q’doba, and various others being in the area, but now people will have a taste that is a little closer to home with Tijuana Flats opening on University Boulevard by Catalyst Surf and Skate shop.

Brian Wheeler, the man behind the Tijuana Flats franchise, graduated from UCF in 1995 with a bachelors degree in marketing. Shortly after, his restaurant debuted in Winter Park back in 1995, and since then he has gone to open 70 restaurants in the south-eastern United States. Now Wheeler is returning to University Boulevard with his legacy behind him, opening a chain that will be immediately accessible to students in the area.


There is no specific date that the restaurant is set to open, but we will keep you posted with any news we hear about the opening of the establishment.