Chronic Tacos—the franchise Cal-Mex taco and burrito joint (nudge nudge)—closed its doors suddenly on July 1. Clay Carley, general manager at Old Boise, which owns the Pioneer Tent Building property where Chronic Tacos was located, said the restaurant had been struggling for a while.
“They had closed their Meridian store two months earlier,” said Carley. “They just couldn’t make it in this market.”
An employee at Jenny’s Lunch Line, the cafe adjacent to the former Chronic Tacos space, said she hadn’t heard anything about the closure, but noticed that the business was shut down all weekend. Though Carley also learned about the restaurant’s closure on July 1, he wasn't completely blindsided.
“I watched their business and I wasn’t totally surprised,” said Carley.