Why You Should Bring a Mexican Food Franchise to Your Community
TacoTime is a best-bet investment for first-time entrepreneurs looking to carve out a lane in the booming fast-casual Mexican industry
The demand for fast-casual Mexican food continues to rise in the United States. According to IBISWorld, the Mexican restaurants industry earned $60 billion in 2019. By investing in a TacoTime™ Mexican food franchise, first-time entrepreneurs can capitalize on the food that millennials crave.
Technomic data states that nearly 80 percent of millennial parents visit restaurants at least once a week. Not only does that make this demographic the highest restaurant user of any group, but this generation is also expected to contain the biggest food and beverage spenders within 10 years.
Since our founding, TacoTime has expanded to more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. We attribute our success to keeping true to our TacoTime promise: use fresh, real ingredients to make better food. Keeping this promise has not only allowed us to be incredibly inventive with our menu, incorporating a playful sensibility into traditional Mexican fare, but also offer our customers an assortment of customizable tacos, burritos, salads, quesadillas and nachos.
Now our Mexican food franchise is ready to break out of its home turf in the Pacific Northwest and hit the national stage. This is why we are looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing affordable, high-quality Mexican food to their communities.
TacoTime Doesn’t Cut Corners with Our Food or Franchisees
At TacoTime, we take the time to do it right — and that’s why you can taste the deliciously fresh difference in every item we make. Each of our world-famous Crisp Burritos is rolled by hand and our chips, shells and salsas are made fresh in our kitchen every morning. Not only is our produce the freshest and ripest available, but we also use 100 percent boneless, skinless all-white meat chicken and top quality lean ground beef.
“The key difference with TacoTime is our taste profile,” says Kevin Gingrich, Brand President of TacoTime and owner of several TacoTime franchises in Utah. “It tastes good because of the seasonings that we have, which are proprietary spice blends created for us. However, our biggest unique factor is how many items we make in-house. The norm in the QSR space is where brands bring in products through the back door, maybe reheat them or just pour them out of the bag. TacoTime doesn’t do that. We cook our products in-house, and that’s why they taste better.”
Not only do we provide our customers with great food, but we also provide our franchise owners with unmatched world-class support. TacoTime is led by a veteran franchise team and has a dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands family. Kahala is a franchisor of QSR restaurants with a portfolio of 29 diversified brands with nearly 3,000 locations worldwide.
Furthermore, TacoTime has developed an intensive training platform that highlights how to manage every aspect of your business, including managing inventory, operating your point-of-sale system, and preparing and serving TacoTime products to your customers to ensure you give every one of them a reason to return.
Ultimately, we strive to make our new franchisees learning curve as short as possible. From site selection to hiring and training, TacoTime’s franchise support has resulted in 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 don’t have to worry about anything in regards to opening their new TacoTime.”