Margarita’s first opened in Martin City in 1995.
Sales were strong for more than a decade but by 2008 sales were slipping. Dave Quirarte, president, had health problems requiring surgery and had to rely on management.
He closed the restaurant at 13401 Holmes Road and tried to sell the building. When he couldn’t find a buyer he signed a three year contract with Swagger to open in the spot. Swagger operated in the space for a short time before closing.
Now Quirarte is remodeling the building and plans to reopen Margarita’s there in mid-March.
“We’re going to give it another try. I got new management in now and feel real comfortable with them,” Quirarte said.
It will have the same menu as the other restaurants, including daily specials.
Margarita’s was founded in 1985 and has locations on Southwest Boulevard, Lenexa, Liberty and the Northland.
It also sells Margarita’s Amigos products including salsa, taco seasoning, and chicken seasoning.