Welcome to Taco Susan®
The Taco Susan® was born on the day my son Quinn came home with a 5th grade science project. His assignment was put on his ‘science hat’ to observe the world around him and invent something that would make life run smoother, faster, better or more efficiently.
At dinner that night, we tried and tried to come up with ideas – but it’s not easy to think of a good idea when it seems like everything you need is already out there. Little did we know that the key to our invention was sitting right in front of us.
It was taco night at our house and all of the ingredient bowls were scattered about the table, and we seemed to be doing more passing of food than eating. This made us wonder…how could we make taco night run more smoothly? How could we make all the ingredients more accessible to everyone? That’s when Quinn and I thought – why not create a modified Lazy Susan just for taco night?
With a modified Lazy Susan, we solved the main problem of the mess of bowls on the table, but we knew we could take this further – we wanted to create a complete kit for taco night. The first accessory we added was the taco holder, which holds the taco shell upright while loading in all the good stuff. As taco night continued, Quinn folded his burrito, lifted it up and everything proceeded to fall out. He always forgets to fold the bottom, creating a big mess. Immediately, we started thinking of how to design a folder that will show someone how to make the perfect burrito.
Immediately after dinner, we went to work designing our invention and began making it in the next day. We built a improved version of the Lazy Susan, complete with bowl or ingredient holder, taco shell towers, taco plates with holders and the magic burrito folder. The very next week, we tried it out, and it worked like a dream! Quinn took our invention to school, and gave his presentation to the class, which earned him a grade of 100%. His teacher even wrote a note saying, “I want one, everyone would buy one!”
And the rest is history. Now, we can’t have Taco night without “Taco Susan®” I’m not sure when Quinn’s science project became my entrepreneurial dream, but after so many people wanted me to make them one, I knew I had to do something, and after some research and finding that there’s no complete Taco and Burrito serving kits in the marketplace, we are taking a chance and starting this new, American Made Product.
We really believe we have a useful product that will be fun for everyone to use. The Taco Susan® is not just for tacos, it can be used for anything you can imagine. We use it for Ice cream sundae nights, hors d’oeuvre, party platters, and even for arts & crafts.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read this page, and before you go, I want you to know that it was important to us to keep this project local and the manufacturing of the Taco Susan® in the United States. I feel blessed for the opportunities we have here and I want to thank everyone that has helped make this dream come true.
We hope you will have as much fun and enjoyment with your Taco Susan® as our family has had. We can’t wait to hear from you, all the uses and recipes you have come up with.
Here’s to your enjoyment and to Putting A New Spin On Taco Night!
The Bahnsen Family