TacoTime Franchisees Backed by Global Franchising Experts at Kahala Brands
Franchise leader emphasizes communication and collaboration with owner network
There’s strength in numbers and in the case of entrepreneurs investing in a TacoTime® Mexican food franchise, business owners have the added reassurance of being part of one of the largest franchisors — Kahala Brands™.
TacoTime franchise owners have a wealth of expertise and resources at their fingertips to help guide them as they launch and run their restaurants. Every step of the ownership process is backed by the Kahala team of franchising experts.
“People don’t realize just how much expertise Kahala Brands has in building and operating very well-known brands,” says Kevin Gingrich, TacoTime’s Brand President. “While they have a lot of brands, they also have been very smart in making sure that each brand receives all the time and attention it needs to grow and thrive.”
Franchisees are considered partners with the corporate team
TacoTime’s culture places a strong emphasis on collaboration and communication between owners and corporate management. TacoTime’s leadership is in constant communication with franchisees, providing them with multiple ways to provide feedback on everything from new food items to online marketing. It’s a strong component of a proven business model, and one the franchise industry has taken note of, most notably Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises of 2019 list.
“This is not a business where you buy a franchise and then are just told what to sell and how much to sell it for. That is a very big deal for us because it keeps us invested in making the food — and the customer experience — better all the time,” says Denise Staley, who along with husband Lee is a longtime owner of five TacoTime franchise locations in Wyoming. “We work with the corporate chef; we test new items in our stores; we work on the promotional calendar. All these things are huge because they keep us engaged with what’s happening with TacoTime.”
You also won’t find many franchise brands led by a brand president who understands the challenges and opportunities facing franchisees as a longtime franchise owner himself. TacoTime Brand President Kevin Gingrich has been with the brand since he was a teenager, working his way up through the ranks, from team member in TacoTime stores to holding management positions. Today he and his wife, Joy, own several TacoTime locations in Utah.
TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With more than 250 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 a dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands family.