Taco Cabana founder Felix Stehling passes away

Felix Stehling opened first Taco Cabana in 1978

Published On: Dec 11 2012 03:37:04 AM CST
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SAN ANTONIO -

Felix Stehling, the co-founder of San Antonio based Taco Cabana passed away Monday at the age of 87.

Taco Cabana was founded by Stehling and his brother Mike in 1978 at the original location at the corner of San Pedro and Hildebrand.

Stehling took the company public in the early 90s and it quickly expanded over the years to more than 150 locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Felix Stehling was a father of two and his wife, Billie Jo, passed away last year.

The company posted a statement on their Facebook page that read:

"As we enter our 35th anniversary year, we are proud of our rich history and the man that started it all. Descanse en paz, Felix. (Rest in peace)"