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3 Reasons to Invest in a TacoTime Authentic Mexican Restaurant Franchise

Followed by diehard fans and led by world-class franchise experts, TacoTime is committed to making fresh Mexican food for another 50 years

America’s obsession with Mexican food is not slowing down, and the fresher the food, the better. Fast-casual Mexican food is on the rise, with Americans craving Mexican food more than burgers, according to a Business Insider poll. TacoTime®  Mexican food franchise stands out because of our brand’s dedication to only the freshest ingredients and a menu that has kept fans happy for more than 50 years.

Since the first location opened in Eugene, Oregon, in 1960, TacoTime has built a strong fan base passionate about our fresh take on Mexican food. Now with over 250 locations in the U.S. and Canada, demand for high-quality, affordable Mexican food continues to rise, and TacoTime is seeking savvy entrepreneurs to expand our brand’s 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 a sound investment opportunity for experienced business owners seeking a strong brand in the popular fast-casual Mexican food space:

tacotime franchise historical picsWe’ve been committed to freshness for decades

Today’s customers — especially millennials who are edging out Baby Boomers as America’s largest consumer demographic — crave fresh food, and TacoTime has been ahead of that trend for decades. It’s very typical for Mexican food QSRs to bring pre-prepped products in through the back door, often reheating them or just pouring them out of a bag. At TacoTime we’re committed to freshness and taste, not saving time. Our food — from our chips, crispy taco shells and mouth-watering salsa — are prepared and cooked in-house, and customers can taste the difference.

“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’s business model and leadership drive growth

TacoTime’s proven business model has made the American dream of small business ownership a life-changing reality for our brand’s network of franchise owners. The industry has taken notice: TacoTime was once again named to Entrepreneur’s 200+ list. The list is a go-to resource for potential investors, spotlighting the franchise systems that Franchise Times has deemed best-bet investments across all segments of the industry for 2018.

You also won’t find many franchise brands led by a president who also is a franchise owner. Brand President Kevin Gingrich owns several locations in Utah with his wife, so he is uniquely vested in the operations driving our franchise. Most importantly, he is a huge fan of TacoTime food and eats at TacoTime multiple times a week. And, under the visionary leadership of industry-leading parent company Kahala Brands, 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 FranchiseesLow 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. 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 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.

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 dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands™ family.

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