TacoTime Franchise Can Help Entrepreneurs Master the Art of the Mexican QSR Business
Beloved Mexican QSR franchise helps passionate entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams of restaurant ownership
TacoTime®, the iconic Mexican QSR franchise, is rapidly expanding beyond our stronghold in the Pacific Northwest. The reason why entrepreneurs choose to invest in our brand goes far beyond our fresh and delicious spin on Mexican food. As a franchise, TacoTime provides one of the most comprehensive support platforms in the entire industry, and our business model has helped entrepreneurs reach their entrepreneurial goals for nearly 60 years.
Entrepreneurs also connect to our culture of inclusivity, engagement and collaboration. As a member of the Kahala Brands™ family, which is one of the largest franchisors in the world, we value our relationship with our franchisees and we work to prove this value everyday by providing the training and support they need from the day they sign their agreement to opening day and beyond.
The industry agrees. Entrepreneur magazine recently named TacoTime as a wise investment opportunity in the Mexican QSR category.
TacoTime’s culture of support is felt from day one and every day after
Opening a new restaurant may seem challenging and overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be. TacoTime strives to make the “learning curve as short as possible,” says TacoTime Brand President and franchise owner Kevin Gingrich. From site selection to hiring and training, TacoTime’s franchise support has resulted in extremely low ownership turnover.
“We welcome franchisees in every aspect of our business,” Gingrich says. “If they are successful, we are successful. We help new franchisees every step of the way so they hopefully don’t have to worry about anything pertaining to opening their new TacoTime.”
TacoTime’s intensive training platform includes how to manage every aspect of the business, including the most important part: how to prepare and serve the food the way our customers love it. Owners also are trained to manage inventory, operate the point-of-sale system and grow their business. Continual reviews from leadership help owners meet financial and performance goals, and ongoing coaching helps them effectively market their business in their communities.
“And then once they’re open, they’re going to take advantage of the advertising and marketing plans that our brand’s corporate team creates,” Gingrich says. “The good news is that TacoTime Mexican food franchise owners get the opportunity to chime in on those efforts, as well as on any R&D initiative and every other initiative the corporate leadership team puts forward. It’s an amazing partnership that most small businesses don’t have access to.”
Operational support helps owners focus on running their businesses
Ongoing franchisee support continues long after the grand opening celebrations have ended. We train our franchisees with the essentials for running a TacoTime, such as back-office systems for payroll and inventory. That means a new TacoTime franchise owner has a 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 doing paperwork,” Gingrich says. “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.”
TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With more than 300 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 affordable Mexican food to their communities. TacoTime is led by a veteran franchise team and has a dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands family.