TacoTime Franchise Owners Maximize Mentoring Opportunities
Business growth coupled with helping young entrepreneurs develop business knowledge is a key bonus for community-minded franchise owners
Growing a small business is an exciting, challenging prospect for entrepreneurs, which is why so many are looking at solid prospects like the TacoTime® Mexican food franchise brand. And as a part of their business plan, many, if not most, say that passing along business skills to young people is a big consideration.
“Because our brand is in the fast-casual restaurant industry, our franchisees have a lot of younger employees, many of whom are entering the workforce for the first time,” explains Kevin Gingrich, President. “Franchisees want to help them become good employees, and also learn valuable business skills they can take with them through high school, college and into their future.”
Passing along valuable skill sets
What that means is that in many TacoTime locations, those behind the counter aren’t just preparing great-tasting, affordable Mexican food, they also are learning core small-business competencies such as inventory control, customer service, scheduling and more.
“TacoTime franchise owners really enjoy engaging with their employees not just as bosses, but as mentors and growth partners,” Gingrich says. “That’s why instead of just giving them tasks to do, they walk through why and how each operation contributes to great customer service, as well as smooth operations.”
Well-trained employees become managers, owners
That, in turn, spurs many of the franchise owners to become skilled in all facets of the TacoTime franchise operation. From there, many go into management there, or pursue management opportunities in other locations as they continue their education or enter the workforce full-time.
“Today’s smart, well-trained employee is tomorrow’s manager or even franchise owner,” Gingrich says. “In business, it’s called ‘growing the pipeline,’ or helping make sure that there’s always a group of well-prepared people to take on the challenges tomorrow brings. A TacoTime Mexican food franchise is not only providing great meals to customers, it’s also a learning environment for the next generation of business leaders.”
TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With more than 350 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.