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Torchy’s Tacos, an emerging restaurant chain based in Austin that fuses the cuisines of Texas, Mexico and the South, was on a trajectory similar to that of Shake Shack at the beginning of 2020. During the course of this year, it planned to open 20 new restaurants, adding to its 70-plus locations, according to CMO Scott Hudler. Its average unit volume was just under $4 million.
But with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, the chain, like