Entrepreneur Recognizes TacoTime on Top 10 Hot Franchise Trends List
Popular business publication includes TacoTime as Mexican food opportunity on list of franchise categories they expect to boom in 2019
Entrepreneur magazine has named TacoTime® a featured investment opportunity in the Mexican food space on its list of 10 franchise categories they expect to boom in 2019.
“We’ve been in business now for nearly 60 years, and our franchise owners are successful, profitable and beloved members of their communities,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President and a multi-unit owner. “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 the franchise system started. It’s continuing now with millennials, who are really concerned with the quality of their food. TacoTime is truly a brand with staying power.”
Food quality creates a family of fans and franchisees
Many TacoTime Mexican food franchise customers have a strong emotional connection with the brand, having grown up with TacoTime, and they pass down their love for TacoTime’s signature fresh food to their own families. That legacy of devotion also applies to the family of TacoTime franchisees. TacoTime franchisees Denise and Lee Staley, for example, grew up with the TacoTime brand and purchased Lee’s parents’ restaurants, which they own and operate today. They take pride in being a family run business that serves quality Mexican food at an affordable price point.
“We’re known for fresh products, and how we make everything fresh every day and throughout the day, including our chips and shells. We’re known for that versus for being quick,” Dense says.“We’re still doing things, like crisp burritos, that we did in the 1970s. You can’t go wrong with tacos, burritos and salads.”
Menu favorites made in-house are a differentiator
At TacoTime we’ve taken our commitment to fresh food into our own hands, quite literally. It’s not common for Mexican restaurants, especially in the QSR space, to make their own salsas and taco shells and take the time to hand roll their crisp burritos, but TacoTime does just that. What you will find is the norm are mass-produced salsas and hot sauce in plastic packets and other key ingredients delivered through the back door and reheated on site. TacoTime franchisees take pride in knowing they are providing fresh, high-quality food to their communities.
“I have always loved TacoTime and the quality of our products,” says multi-unit owner Trea Latimer-Stillinovich. “I’ve grown so much professionally because of the opportunities that TacoTime has given me and the risks that I have taken. Being a business owner is something that I am very passionate about and care very deeply about. It has been wonderful!”
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 dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands™ family.