TacoTime Backed by Global Franchising Experts at Kahala Brands
TacoTime and Kahala Brands share a storied past
Since 1960, when a U.S. Navy veteran mortgaged his home to open the first TacoTime™ Mexican food location in Eugene, OR, entrepreneurs have been eagerly bringing the brand’s high-quality food and great service to their communities. Eventually that growth led to a partnership with Kahala Brands™, allowing TacoTime to capitalize on Kahala’s long experience in brand operations and franchise owner support.
“The Mexican food category is where everybody wants to be,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Development of Kahala Brands. “TacoTime has more than 60 years of serving exceptional Mexican food, and there are several franchise locations that are multi-generational — the business is part of the family. TacoTime offers great food, a loyal following and a well-tested operational structure. All across the board, TacoTime delivers on quality.”
Kahala Brands simplifies franchise operations
Because of its long experience across a wide variety of franchise types, Kahala Brands knows what works. That’s led to “back of the house” systems and processes for everything from inventory control and ordering to employee scheduling and payroll. That makes life easy for franchise owners, who want to be mentoring staff and engaging with customers, not stuck in the back office pushing paper.
Kahala Brands also provides franchise owners with plenty of opportunities to receive mentoring and guidance if they encounter obstacles. There are also advisory councils of all types, from product development to marketing, so that franchise owners have a voice at the table when it comes to brand development and ongoing operations.
The Kahala Brands ‘conveyor belt’ of support
The process of becoming a TacoTime franchise owner has many important steps. Kahala Brands has built a ‘conveyor belt’ strategy that allows the potential owner to engage fully with the corporate team at every step, as well as ways to stay plugged in once the restaurant is up and running. Here’s how that breaks down:
Real Estate Selection: Kahala Brands can help conduct site selection and lease negotiation services with the confidence of years of experience in the industry. Its team of professionals has cultivated valuable relationships with traditional developers as well as non-traditional real estate organizations.
Design & Construction: Kahala’s design and construction team has designed thousands of locations. They can streamline the construction planning process, as well as offer site-specific adaptations for multi-branding projects.
Training: The comprehensive training provided at the Kahala Training & Education Center (KTEC) includes classroom training and in-store training, and outlines the operational systems used in each restaurant.
Operations: From answering day-to-day questions to the execution of promotions, the operation team provides a wealth of knowledge and unending support.
Purchasing & Supply Chain: The purchasing and distribution team has spent more than two decades developing relationships within the industry, allowing franchise owners to benefit from cost savings and other conveniences.
Marketing, Creative Services & Public Relations: Kahala’s in-house creative department and dedicated marketing team work together to develop traffic-building local and national marketing promotions. The public relations team works with each brand to develop a PR strategy and increase brand awareness.
Digital & Interactive Marketing: The interactive team at Kahala Brands works to develop the overall digital strategy for our brands. The team’s main areas of focus include website design and development, search engine optimization, paid digital advertising, social media, and the development of new technologies utilized for marketing and sales purposes.
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Invest with TacoTime and Kahala Brands today!
TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With locations across 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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