Posted on : 01-Apr-2013 | By : Ryan | In : About Us, Really Cool, SJ News
JIMMY VOSIKA OF SHOPJIMMY.COM BECOMES A TACO BELL FRANCHISE OWNER
BURNSVILLE, MN — April 1, 2013 — Jimmy Vosika, CEO and Director of Partology of ShopJimmy.com, today announced that he has become a Taco Bell (Yum! Brands, Inc., NYSE: YUM) franchise owner in Burnsville, MN.
This business development signals ShopJimmy.com’s commitment and dedication to its employees and surrounding community, as Jimmy plans to pilot new, value menu and “First Meal” items by September 2013. The deal also includes the renovation of an empty, former Taco Bell building just off Highway 13 in Burnsville. This location is conveniently located less than a quarter of a mile from ShopJimmy.com’s new headquarters.
“It’s really funny how this came about,” said Jimmy. “We settled on the new ShopJimmy location because of its close proximity to a Taco Bell, but ironically enough the Taco Bell closed down before construction was complete — so I bought it!”
Some of the new items on Jimmy’s Taco Bell menu — which he’s cooked at home for years and knows will be successful — include:
- The complete “First Meal” menu
- “Taco Balls” (Deep fried and rolled taco meat and cheese)
- “Chili Balls” (Deep fried chili cheese burrito blend)
Here is the building that Jimmy will renovate and reopen as a Taco Bell in July 2013:
Founded in 2007, ShopJimmy.com is the global leader in TV parts and lamps, TV stands, refurbished TVs, and electronic accessories distribution. With a growing inventory of over 400,000 products, ShopJimmy.com made Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Fast 50 List” of the fastest-growing private companies in the Twin Cities. ShopJimmy.com also made the 2011-2012 INC. 500|5000 Lists, Minnesota Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2012, and the Star Tribune’s “Top Work Places” in 2012. For more information about ShopJimmy.com and to view career opportunities, please visit www.ShopJimmy.com.
About Yum! Brands, Inc.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system units with more than 39,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in more than 125 countries and 1.4 million associates. Yum! is ranked #213 on the FORTUNE 500 list, with revenues of more than $13 billion in 2012. The Company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened approximately four new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development. The Company has consistently been recognized for its reward and recognition culture, diversity leadership, community giving and consistent shareholder returns.