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Streamlined Operational Systems Free Up TacoTime Franchise Owners’ Time

State-of-the-art POS technology consolidates time-consuming, tedious functions like inventory and payroll so franchisees can focus on great Mexican food and customer service

Owning a small business sounds like a dream, but the paperwork and procedures can be overwhelming. Not at TacoTime! When you join TacoTime™’s family of franchisees, you’ll have streamlined operational systems at your disposal — thanks to more than 50 years of global franchising expertise through parent company Kahala Brands™.

Kahala Brands is an established name in the franchise world. Over time it has developed back-office systems that are easy to learn and operate. This allows TacoTime franchise owners ease and efficiency when it comes to the day-to-day requirements of running the business, says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.

“What has been created for franchise owners’ use is a system of POS — or point of sale — technology that is connected with accounting, inventory, payroll and other functions,” explains Wuycheck. “The franchise owner is able to perform his or her operational tasks from a single platform with many capabilities versus having to have multiple spreadsheets and screens open simultaneously, and then trying to reconcile it all.”

Detailed support beyond opening day

Most franchises help you open your location, but the level of support can sometimes drop off after grand opening day. At TacoTime, our brand’s ongoing support drills down to the nuts and bolts of daily operation, including things like back-office systems for payroll and inventory. That means a new TacoTime Mexican food franchise owner isn’t trying to manage the back end of their business, but has a reliable system in place from day one that’s integrated into a larger network of support.

“People don’t open a business to sit in the back office poring over paperwork,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President of TacoTime, who also owns multiple locations in Utah. “I certainly didn’t when I opened my first TacoTime Mexican food franchise. Kahala Brands has built a world-class support system that includes everything from employee training to the computerized systems that help the business run smoothly. And because they are always working to improve these systems, franchise owners benefit from enhancements and upgrades without having to do all the work themselves — they can focus on running their business.”

More face time with people, not processes

One of the joys of owning a local restaurant is getting to know your customers, and it’s tough to do that if you’re constantly doing administrative work. Another benefit of a centralized, unified operational system is that franchisees can focus on being visible in their restaurant, focusing on great customer service as well as mentoring employees.

“A TacoTime franchise is a people business,” Wuycheck says. “Owners relish the opportunity to talk with customers, to find out what they like about the food — and what they’d like to see. Then they are able to pass those insights along to the corporate R&D team, for instance, if a new recipe idea has been proposed. They’d much rather be doing that than sitting in the back rewriting the shift schedule, and the operational system TacoTime provides helps make that possible.”

TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With more than 260 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.

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