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TacoTime Mexican Franchise Opens New Location in Salina, Utah

Beloved Mexican food franchise continues its rapid expansion across the United States with the opening of a new location in the Beehive State

TacoTime, the beloved Mexican food franchise, recently held a grand opening for a new location in Salina, Utah. Even though this is the first TacoTime location in the historic city, the franchise has a strong footprint in the Beehive State, where Brand President Kevin Gingrich owns multiple locations in the Salt Lake City area.

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The recent opening was captured in The Richfield Reaper, a local publication serving the citizens of South Central Utah since 1888, in an article entitled, “Time for Tacos in Salina.”

“We’re really excited to bring Taco Time to Salina,” says Kinley Peterson, co-owner of the new TacoTime franchise location, in the article. “We wanted to find a concept that didn’t directly compete with the other offerings in the area.” He said the franchise’s great reputation and philosophy of providing fresh food, prepped every day, was appealing.

The recent opening of TacoTime comes hot on the heels of more good news.  Franchise Times, a national publication dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with worthy franchise systems, named TacoTime to their annual Top 200+ list of best-bet franchise investments in October.

The inclusion on the Franchise Times’ prestigious annual list is a testament to the franchising efforts the Mexican food franchise began in 2016. This year, TacoTime launched a new franchise recruitment website to help grow the brand beyond its wildly enthusiastic base in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1960, TacoTime has remained true to our core belief that real, fresh ingredients make better food. As a result, TacoTime has grown to nearly 300 established locations. TacoTime has become a customer favorite, growing organically as a result of our popular, proven menu that infuses traditional Mexican fare with a playful sensibility and our commitment to exceptional customer service.

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“We’ve been in business now for nearly 60 years, and our franchise owners are beloved members of their communities,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President with TacoTime. “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 in business for 20, 30 and even 40 years! The TacoTime difference that real ingredients make better food was proven to be successful with 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.”

TacoTime franchise is a worthy investment. According to our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), TacoTime franchise owners are not only running sustainable businesses over the long-term, but system-wide sales are also on the rise. The top 10 percent of TacoTime franchise stores posted average gross sales of almost $1.1 million in 2015 per store, according to the latest Item 19 disclosures in the FDD. This is the second year average sales have approached $1.1 million, and in the coveted Top 10% category, average sales were up almost $20,000 per store, underscoring the consistent performance and growth of the TacoTime brand.

TacoTime posted average gross sales of $571,692 per store in 2015. This figure was up over 2014, when average gross sales came in at $567,884, also reinforcing the brand’s consistent performance in the Mexican QSR franchise market.

Our franchise owners continued to see sales growth in 2015, and they’re just as excited about the future of TacoTime as we are,” Kevin says. “Looking forward, we’re going to keep growing the brand, adding new franchises and providing our signature quality and service to our brand’s customers.”

Ready to open a TacoTime franchise in your community?

TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With nearly 300 locations in 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. To learn more about TacoTime, visit the Franchise Information Portal. Or request the free Franchise Information Report.

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