The Story of Taco Ready starts in the year 1955 when Manuel Rojo emigrated to California from Sonora, Mexico and settled in East Los Angeles. He married Enedina Rojo in 1961. Accustomed to working hard, he ran a small tortilla delivery route in the mornings and afternoons while he worked as a butcher for several markets in the East Los Angeles area. Enedina was busy at home, raising their children. In 1976 while Enedina was pregnant with their sixth child, Manuel had an opportunity to purchase a small corner market in the city of Rosemead. Using his knowledge of the butcher trade, and his experience as a tortilla jobber, combined with Enedina's special recipes they opened the first Taco Ready on June 17, 1976. This date also marked their fifteenth wedding anniversary. Manuel chose the name Taco Ready, because he wanted everyone to know that they could buy authentic tacos even if they were in a hurry or "on the run" while still getting quality food, in a clean environment. The two oldest children, Nora and Lourdes while in high school did their part to help things get off the ground.