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TacoTime® Franchise Benefits From Strong Network of Franchise Owners

Beloved Mexican QSR franchise has a network of franchise owners that are passionate about the success of their peers

A Taco Time franchise owner in black business wear holds her taco plate with a smileIt is often said that buying into a franchise system is akin to a marriage. The benefits of the partnership are mutual on both sides: new franchise owners get the benefit of a proven business model and corporate support, while the franchisor sees its brand expand into a new territory with an enthusiastic entrepreneur at the helm. At TacoTime, we take this concept one step further; franchising with TacoTime means you become a part of our family.

Founded in 1960, TacoTime has remained true to our core belief that real, fresh ingredients make better food. As a result, TacoTime has grown to nearly 300 established locations in the Pacific Northwest. Our rapidly expanding franchise network is composed of entrepreneurs who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, professional histories and cultures, many of whom have been with us for several decades and now own multiple locations. What unites our franchise owners is their passion to deliver high-quality Mexican food at affordable prices to their families and their commitment to one another.

“Taking the bull by the horns and buying our first TacoTime restaurant is a decision I would make again, because we have,” says Denise Staley, co-owner of several TacoTime franchise locations in Wyoming. “This is a brand that truly listens to their franchise owners. We have input on nearly everything — from national marketing strategies to new menu items. The camaraderie we have with other franchise owners is much different than what I have heard from my friends in other franchise systems. We tackle everything together. This is due to leadership. Our brand president is a franchise owner, so he knows what the brand’s strengths are and what we struggle with. Franchising with TacoTime really means that you become a part of a big family that really cares about your success.”

In the Pacific Northwest, TacoTime has become a customer favorite, growing organically as a result of our popular, proven menu that 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.

What separates TacoTime from other brands in the Mexican QSR franchise segment is that TacoTime involves our franchise owners in everything we do: from rolling out new initiatives, to making changes to our beloved menu to meet customer demand.

“I’ve been with TacoTime for over 30 years, and there has never been a better time to franchise with our brand,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President of TacoTime and owner of several TacoTime franchise locations in Utah. “Compared to other brands in the fast-casual segment, the TacoTime franchise network is extremely close-knit. Not only do we listen to our franchise owners and solicit their feedback on new products, but our franchise owners also actively work to help each other succeed. They foster relationships organically; our franchise owners check in on each other, we ask for each other’s input on best practices. We want each other to thrive.”

TacoTime franchise owners are running profitable businesses. Earlier this summer, TacoTime unveiled our 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 a TacoTime Franchise 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.


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