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TacoTime Franchise Is a Brand with Staying Power

After nearly 60 years of success, the beloved Mexican restaurant QSR franchise is stronger than ever

Taco Time infographic "Americans Spend more than $40 Billion Annually at Mexican restaurants"

In the wildly popular Mexican QSR segment, currently valued just shy of $40 billion in annual revenue1, TacoTime® is one brand with a history of getting it right.

Founded in 1960 with the belief that real, fresh ingredients make better food, TacoTime has grown to nearly 300 established locations in the Pacific Northwest. TacoTime has become a customer favorite, growing organically as a result of our popular, proven menu infuses traditional Mexican fare with a playful sensibility and our commitment to exceptional customer service. For a modest initial investment for traditional TacoTime stores ranging from $200,150 to $819,050, a new TacoTime franchise is a remarkably affordable opportunity to take part in a potentially lucrative growth market.

“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 with TacoTime and the owner of multiple TacoTime franchise locations in Utah. “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 successful 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.”

Our food is the secret to our success. In the Mexican QSR franchise space, TacoTime has a menu that is truly something to behold. While offering an assortment of customizable tacos, burritos, salads, nachos and quesadillas, TacoTime has been incredibly inventive. Our wildly popular Mexi-Fries® are our take on tater tots, which can be dunked into one or all of our proprietary salsas, or stuffed with melted cheese. Our Crisp Burritos, all of which are rolled by hand, come in four varieties and pack a lot of flavor into the crunch of a fried tortilla shell. TacoTime goes further than other brands — offering vegetarian options, kids meals and an ever-changing array of limited-time and seasonal offerings that keep our customers excited to come back.

“The key difference with TacoTime is our taste profile,” Kevin says. “It tastes good because of the seasonings that we have, which are proprietary spice blends created by TacoTime. But our bigger, unique factor is how many items we make in-house. From our hand-rolled Crisp Burritos, to making the taco shells — which most people don’t even know that we do — to the array of other items that are made in-house, from scratch. We make our own salsas and cook our own taco meat every two hours. The norm in the QSR space is where brands bring in products through the back door, maybe reheat it or just pour it out of a bag. We don’t do that. We cook it in-house, and that’s why it tastes better.”

Nachos with sour cream and guacamole, a crisp taco, a crisp meat burrito, and churros on the side

TacoTime franchise owners are running profitable businesses. TacoTime recently unveiled its new Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which revealed that 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. This is the second year that 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, which showed double-digit growth over the average gross sales per store in 2014. The significant increases in average gross sales from one year to the next reinforce the notion that TacoTime is a best-bet investment in Mexican QSR franchise segment.

“2015 was a great year for TacoTime,” Kevin says. “We saw growth in average gross sales, and the top 10% of stores also saw sales growth — showing that TacoTime is a great opportunity for investors looking to get into the Mexican restaurant business.”

Bring TacoTime to your community today

TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With nearly 300 locations in the United States and Canada, the beloved 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.


[1], “Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.: Market Research Report,” Apr. 2015

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