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Tijuana Flats continues its expansion plans: Opens new restaurant in Brooksville

by HERNANDO SUN STAFF

The Tijuana Flats located at 12320 Cortez Blvd, a half a mile west of Mariner Blvd in Brooksville is now open for business. The new location is the seventh store that Tijuana Flats has opened this year.

The new restaurant is 2,253 square feet and includes 64 indoor guest seats and 24 patio seats. It will employ 45-50 team members to include management, back-of-house and front-of-house employees. Additionally, Brooksville guests will enjoy a selection of 15 different hot sauces from Tijuana Flats’ Hot Bar.

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