Liven Up The Local Restaurant Scene With A TacoTime Franchise
Being the “new kid in town” is a great way to create buzz
No entrepreneur wants to open “just another” crowded fast-casual dining option in their local restaurant scene. The best way to rise above the crowd, even before day one? Bring a new name to town. That’s what many people are doing as the TacoTime™ Mexican food franchise continues to pop up in communities across the United States.
“Outside of Canadian markets and the Northwest U.S., this is a brand that most people do not know,” says Ray Zandi, Vice President of Franchise Development. “So, it’s not another outpost of the same names they already know. That generates a lot of interest, and when those people visit the new TacoTime in their community, they soon find out why this 60-year-old legend is known for customer loyalty.”
Strong support for franchise owners
That’s a compelling argument from the customer side. Now look at what TacoTime taco franchise owners get, thanks to the comprehensive support provided by Kahala Brands™. With decades of experience, Kahala backs up franchise owners with not only site selection, but initial and ongoing training, well-vetted back-office systems, marketing and other outreach, and the opportunity to participate on advisory and product-development boards.
“A small-business owner starts off with a huge amount of enthusiasm, and Kahala builds on that by providing the knowledge they need to run the business properly,” Zandi says. “That means comprehensive training at our corporate headquarters, as well as in-store support up to and through the grand opening. Those new owners are plug into the broader TacoTime franchise network right away, so they can get input and advice from more seasoned owners.”
It’s all about the food
TacoTime’s menu is anchored by classic Mexican food at a competitive price. It’s a simple formula that has created more than 60 years of franchise growth. This is not a static brand, however, as evidenced by seasonal menu additions rotated onto the menu throughout the year. Many if not most of these items, which reflect changing tastes as well as popular new ingredients and combinations, come from customer and franchise owner suggestions, another way this group plugs into the whole TacoTime operational structure.
“TacoTime’s food is why TacoTime has been around since the early 1960s,” Zandi says. “People have their longtime favorites, and that is why some menu items haven’t changed one bit since the beginning. They’ve been joined over the years by newer items, and the TacoTime test kitchen is a busy place. No brand lasts this long without evolving, and it’s important for potential TacoTime franchise owners to know that this iconic brand has managed to evolve without losing any of what made it so strong in the first place.”
TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With locations across the United States and Canada, the successful 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.