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3 Reasons To Open A TacoTime Franchise

An Exciting Mexican Food Franchise Opportunity

Market research shows that Mexican food in the U.S. is growing in popularity, and the Mexican restaurant sector is expanding. Mexican food is in high demand among American restaurant goers, and market trends indicate that’s not changing any time soon.

If you’re ready to bring a premier Mexican QSR franchise to your community with a time-tested brand and a consumer base that’s growing exponentially, TacoTime may be the perfect investment opportunity for you. Founded in the Pacific Northwest, TacoTime has brought quality, fast casual Mexican fare with a unique twist to its customers since 1960. Though affordable, TacoTime sacrifices neither quality nor freshness with its food, which is more important than ever, as customers are increasingly factoring health and personal values into their dietary choices.

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3 Reasons to Open a TacoTime Franchise

Why customers keep coming back to TacoTime is simple: while many restaurants – especially in the fast casual market – purchase pre-made products and cut corners, TacoTime stands apart by offering unique menu items made fresh daily, from scratch and in-house. An investment in a TacoTime franchise is an investment in a brand that’s been built over the course of 60 years from a single, small storefront into a franchise that continues to expand along with its loyal and multigenerational customer base.

“We’ve been in business now for over 60 years, and our franchise owners are successful, profitable and beloved members of their communities,” says Kevin Gingrich, TacoTime franchise owner. “In my experience, this is rare in the Mexican QSR franchise space. We’ve seen our competitors come and go, while our franchise owners have been successful for 20, 30 and even 40 years! The TacoTime difference that real ingredients make better food was proven with the baby boomers when our franchise system got going, and is continuing now with Millennials, who are really concerned with the quality of their food. TacoTime is truly a brand with staying power.”

Here are three reasons to invest in a TacoTime franchise this year:

1. Storied Brand History

It was a dream come true for World War II navy veteran Ron Fraedrick when he founded TacoTime in 1960. On a mission to provide quality Mexican food with quality, fresh ingredients that were also fast and affordable, Fraedrick spent years building the TacoTime franchise into the recognizable brand it is today that customers love, trust, and instantly recognize. By the late 1970s, TacoTime had grown to 150 locations and went international, with its first storefront opened in Canada. Today, TacoTime is owned by global franchisor Kahala Brands™ and is one of the fastest-growing franchise companies in the world.

Thanks to Fraedrick’s vision and the TacoTime brand’s commitment to real food and superb customer service, new franchisees know they’re investing in a trusted and time-tested brand with a high profit potential, and customers know they’re getting consistent, fresh food with great taste at a low price point.

2. Signature Food Offerings

Far from your average fast food Mexican joint, TacoTime offers a menu of both beloved mainstays and seasonal items, vegetarian options, and kids’ meals with fresh-made ingredients often locally sourced. In addition to a variety of customizable tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, and salads, TacoTime offers a few innovative items that have grown into customer favorites. That includes Mexi-Fries®, a reinvention of classic tater tots, which can be stuffed with melted cheese or dunked into any of TacoTime’s signature salsas, and Crisp Burritos, which are all hand-rolled, fried and come in four varieties. You won’t find reheated or prepackaged products at TacoTime, which is why customers keep coming back for more.

“The key difference with TacoTime is our taste profile,” Gingrich says. “It tastes good because of the seasonings that we have, which are proprietary spice blends created by TacoTime, but our bigger, unique factor is how many items we make in-house – from our hand-rolled Crisp Burritos and taco shells, which most people don’t even know that we do, to our own salsas and taco meat, cooked every two hours. The norm in the QSR space is brands bringing in products through the back door, maybe reheating them or just pouring them out of a bag. We don’t do that. We cook our products in-house, and that’s why ours taste better.”

3. Low Cost Franchise Opportunity

Overhead costs are one of the most important factors at play in purchasing a franchise. Fortunately, becoming a TacoTime franchisee is a low-cost investment, with an initial franchise fee of $30,000. Total franchise costs depend on the number, location and size of TacoTime restaurants franchise owners open, but estimates are in the range of $331,150 to $734,800.

What’s more, the potential for returns on this business is high, thanks to the brand’s name recognition earned over 60 years of providing quality Mexican food and outstanding customer service to hundreds of communities in the U.S. and Canada. Research shows that Mexican food has grown increasingly popular among American consumers over the past five years, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.

Learn More about TacoTime Franchise Today!

Do you want to learn more about opening up a TacoTime in your community, why investing in TacoTime can be a solid investment opportunity, and how to run the business? Visit our research pages here for more information about the brand. If you’d like to become a TacoTime franchise owner, start a conversation by filling out our inquiry form here. We will be in touch with more information about the franchise’s profit potential, startup costs, support and training opportunities, and more.

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