The same company that backed HotBox by Wiz, a virtual restaurant fronted by rapper Wiz Khalifa, has partnered with actor and comedian George Lopez on a new delivery-only taqueria that’s launching nationwide on June 8 and will include San Diego among its participating cities.
Lopez, who is perhaps best known for his eponymous sitcom that aired for six seasons on ABC, is also a restaurateur. The entertainer runs several locations of Chingon Kitchen in California and Arizona, including an outpost at a Los Angeles food hall.
The virtual restaurant, called George Lopez Tacos, will offer a menu that includes street tacos filled with carnitas, chicken tinga, and beef ranchero verde as well as chips and salsa and churro bites, all available via third-party delivery sites.
In these challenging times for brick-and-mortar restaurants, Nextbite is looking for local kitchens that are interested in becoming fulfillment partners for the pop-up, which could help drive much-needed revenue through the off-premise dining model.