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2019 Is the Year to Invest in TacoTime Authentic Mexican Restaurant Franchise

Backed by devoted fans and world-class leadership, TacoTime sets its sights on serving fresh Mexican food in new cities

Taco Time Franchise

TacoTime® authentic Mexican restaurant has a strong foothold in the Northwest, but America’s never-ending obsession with fresh Mexican food makes for plenty of opportunity for TacoTime
to bring its original recipes and fresh ingredients to new fans across the U.S.

Since our brand’s first location opened in Eugene, Oregon, in 1960, TacoTime has built a strong fan base in the Northwest. Demand for high-quality, affordable Mexican food continues to rise, and TacoTime is seeking savvy entrepreneurs to expand our brand’s footprint beyond our more than 250 current locations in the U.S. and Canada.

“TacoTime certainly has a strong presence in the Northwestern states, and we are looking at neighboring states such as Nevada as opportunity for us,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President, who also owns several TacoTime franchise locations in Utah. “Typically when people move, they move about 100 miles away. So when our fans move to another state, they take their craving for TacoTime with them.”

TacoTime franchise is a sound opportunity for experienced business owners seeking to invest in the popular fast-casual Mexican food space in 2019 and beyond. Here are just a few reasons why investors are taking note of our well-loved brand.

Fans inherit their love for TacoTime

TacoTime was serving fresh Mexican food before it became a trend. Many fans have grown up loving our brand, and they have passed down that love. “There definitely is an emotional appeal to TacoTime! We have so many generations of people who have grown up with TacoTIme, starting with the grandparents on down,” Gingrich said. “Our brand’s core products, like our Crisp Burrito, have been favorites with fans for decades. Our menu has pretty much stayed as it is for more than 50 years.”

Many Mexican food QSRs serve pre-prepped products that are reheated or, even worse, poured out of a bag. At TacoTime, we’re committed to freshness and taste, not cutting corners on prep time. Our food — from our chips to our crispy taco shells and mouth-watering salsa — is prepared and cooked in-house, and customers can taste the difference.

“The key difference with TacoTime is our taste profile,” Gingrich says. “It tastes good because of our proprietary spice blends. But our bigger differentiator is how many items we carefully make in-house, from our hand-rolled Crisp Burritos to our taco shells to our own salsas and taco meat cooked fresh every two hours.”

TacoTime leadership is highly engaged with owners

TacoTime’s leadership is in constant communication with franchisees, providing them with multiple ways to provide feedback on everything from new food items to online marketing. It’s a strong component of a proven business model, and one the franchise industry has taken note of — TacoTime was once again named to Entrepreneur’s 200+ list in 2018. The list is a go-to resource for investments across all segments of the industry.

You also won’t find many franchise brands whose president holds the dual role of brand president and franchisee. Gingrich worked his way up through the ranks, from team member in TacoTime stores to holding management positions. He and his wife, Joy, own several TacoTime locations in Utah. Most importantly, he is a huge fan of TacoTime food, taking time to eat TacoTime multiple times a week.

Training and support help franchisees grow

For entrepreneurs wanting to open a restaurant in the highly competitive Mexican QSR space, TacoTime offers an attractive investment opportunity. Under the visionary leadership of Kahala BrandsTM, one of the fastest-growing franchise companies in the world, our franchisees benefit from shared teams in purchasing, finance, real estate, business training and IT.

TacoTime strives to make the “learning curve as short as possible,” Gingrich says. From site selection to hiring and training for your stores, TacoTime’s franchisee support also has resulted in extremely low ownership turnover. “We welcome franchisees in every aspect of our business. If they are successful, we are successful. We help new franchisees every step of the way so they don’t have to worry about anything pertaining to opening their new TacoTime.”

The initial investment estimate for a traditional TacoTime restaurant ranges between $396,150 and $814,050, about half the initial investment for other quick-service Mexican brands. We also offer lower buildout costs than other brands in the Mexican QSR space, which means faster ramp-up time to allow for a potentially faster return on investment. The franchise fee for your first traditional TacoTime franchise is $30,000, and the franchise fee for multiple units may be discounted if certain conditions are met.

TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With more than 250 locations in the United States and Canada, the Mexican food franchise is ready to break out of its home turf in the Pacific Northwest and hit the national stage. TacoTime is looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing authentic and affordable Mexican food to their communities. TacoTime is led by a veteran franchise team and has a dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands™ family.

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