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3 Reasons to Invest in a TacoTime Authentic Mexican Restaurant Franchise

With a devoted fan base and world-class leadership, TacoTime is poised to bring its fresh, real Mexican food to customers nationwide

Fast-casual Mexican food is on the rise, with Americans spending $40 billion annually dining out on their Mexican food favorites. TacoTime® is positioned as a standout because of our dedication to fresh food that never cuts corners and always keeps fans coming back.

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Since our first location opened in Eugene, Oregon, in 1960, TacoTime has grown into a beloved eatery with a wildly enthusiastic customer base passionate about our fresh take on Mexican food. Now with nearly 300 locations in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, our secret is serving delicious food made with only the freshest ingredients. Demand for high-quality, affordable Mexican food continues to rise, and TacoTime is seeking savvy entrepreneurs to expand our footprint beyond the Western part of the nation.

“I’ve been with TacoTime for more than 30 years,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President, who also owns several TacoTime franchise locations in Utah. “Now as TacoTime moves forward, we want to find entrepreneurs who not only love the food and are passionate about the food, but who also have the desire to grow in their communities. Now is a great time to become a TacoTime franchise owner.”

Here are three reasons a TacoTime franchise is worthy investment opportunity for experienced business owners seeking an investment opportunity.

Our commitment to freshness makes us a premier contender

The norm for QSRs specializing in Mexican fare is to bring in ready-made products through the back door, often reheating them in the kitchen or just pouring them out of a bag. We don’t take shortcuts at TacoTime. Our food is prepped and cooked in-house, and the difference is inspiring. We make our craveable chips, crispy taco shells and mouthwatering salsa fresh daily. You just don’t find that commitment to premier ingredients and freshness in other Mexican QSR concepts, and fans seek us out to satisfy their TacoTime craving.

For nearly 60 years, TacoTime has made a promise to our growing base of wildly enthusiastic customers: TacoTime was founded with the belief that fresh, real ingredients make better food. We are committed to producing food prepared in-house with only the freshest ingredients — in many cases, by hand and from scratch. This commitment has paid off, as TacoTime boasts average unit sales revenue of well over $1 million (for the top 10% of our traditional stores, according to Item 19 of our FDD), making it clear that our customers are voting with their wallets.

“The key difference with TacoTime is our taste profile,” Kevin says. “It tastes good because of the seasonings that we have, which are proprietary spice blends created for TacoTime. But our bigger differentiator is how many items we 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 is driven by passionate leadership

TacoTime’s proven business model has made the American dream of small business ownership a life-changing reality for our flourishing network of franchise owners. The industry has taken notice: TacoTime has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious annual Franchise 500 list every year since 2006.

Brand President and multi-franchise owner Kevin Gingrich smiles in front of a yellow background

Our leadership sets us apart. Brand President Kevin Gingrich is also a multi-unit franchisee, so he is uniquely vested in the behind-the-scenes operations of our franchise. He and his wife manage several Utah locations. Most importantly, Kevin loves TacoTime food and happily admits that he craves TacoTime’s food multiple times a week. Under the visionary leadership of industry-leading parent company Kahala Brands, one of the fastest-growing franchise companies in the world, our franchisee community benefits from shared teams in purchasing, finance, real estate, business training and IT.

Low initial investment with potentially high return

For entrepreneurs wanting to open a restaurant in the highly competitive Mexican QSR space, TacoTime offers an attractive investment opportunity. With the initial investment estimate for a traditional TacoTime restaurant ranging between $200,150 and $819,050, TacoTime is a low-cost investment opportunity. We also offer lower buildout costs than other brands in the Mexican QSR space, which means faster ramp-up time leading to opening day 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.

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