Meet the TacoTime Executive Team

The premier Mexican food and taco franchise boasts a proven leadership team with decades of experience

President of the TacoTime taco franchiseKevin Gingrich
TacoTime Brand President

Mr. Gingrich serves as the Brand President of TacoTime®. Mr. Gingrich’s career has included roles as Vice President of Operations, field representative, restaurant manager and franchise owner. He has more than 30 years experience in the food service industry. He understands the importance profitability, operations and management play in running a great franchise. His strong leadership and communication skills have earned him the respect of his fellow TacoTime franchisees as their Brand President, and he continually strives to build strong relationships between the restaurant owners and parent company Kahala Brands™. He attended the University of Lethbridge where he majored in Business Management. Gingrich is also a multi-unit franchise owner of TacoTime. He and his wife manage several Utah locations.

Jeff Smit, COO of the TacoTime taco franchise for sale

Jeff Smit
Kahala Brands Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Smit took over Chief Operating Officer responsibilities for Kahala Brands in June 2009, after successfully running the Blimpie® brand as President from November 2007 until December 2014. Mr. Smit has more than 35 years of experience in food service management. His commitment to providing customers with the finest dining experiences has helped Blimpie and Kahala grow. Mr. Smit’s wide-ranging skill set and passion for excellence allows him to provide all Kahala franchisees with the high quality products, training and support they need to help build and maintain amazing franchise operations.

JW-PhotoJohn Wuycheck
Senior Vice President of Development

Mr. Wuycheck has served as Kahala Brands’ Senior Vice President of Development since September 2014. Mr. Wuycheck is a distinguished franchising professional who has worked for a wide variety of successful and nationally-recognized franchise brands, including HomeSmart® International, Edible Arrangements® and Seattle’s Best Coffee®. As an accomplished and visionary development executive, Mr. Wuycheck helps Kahala franchisees make smart decisions when buying a world-class food franchise. He works hand-in-hand with each franchise business owner to design concepts, strategies and processes to build amazing franchise locations.

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