Wayne County Commissioner Raymond Basham (D-Taylor) presented a resolution March 17 to the management of Matador Restaurant in Taylor for 61 years of service to Wayne County residents. Matador Restaurant is at 26747 Van Born Road, between Inkster and Beech-Daly roads.
The Mexican restaurant, which also offers American fare, was opened as Matador Drive-In in 1954 by Alfred Tejada and his son, Raymond Sr. The restaurant, now operated by the fourth generation of the Tejada family, was expanded in 1975.
"The Matador is a terrific, popular restaurant and a credit to the community," Basham said. "It's wonderful that four generations of Tejadas have kept the tradition going. Small businesses like the Matador are the backbone of a community, and I wish them many more years of success."
Basham's goal is to honor longtime successful businesses in the 14th District, which covers Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Taylor and Woodhaven