TacoTime Helps Meet Your Customer Needs
High-quality food at a great price
When it comes to dining out in the quick-service restaurant, or QSR, space, consumers want a few things every time: great-tasting food, a fair price, friendly service, and a fast, pleasant experience. Those customer needs are the floor, not the ceiling, at every TacoTime™ Mexican food franchise, which is why this legendary brand has been a beloved part of people’s lives for more than 60 years. And it’s why, as TacoTime expands across the United States, it’s winning new fans in the competitive Mexican fast-food landscape.
TacoTime’s unique menu keeps things fresh
Attention to the customer experience is just part of what makes TacoTime a best-bet brand. Consider the food itself. TacoTime’s menu is ever-changing, so returning guests can always find their favorites along with new items to try. Then add in the way TacoTime’s food is prepared, another essential way the brand stands out.
“The key difference with TacoTime is the taste profile,” says Ray Zandi, Vice President of Franchise Development. “It tastes good because of the seasonings that we have, which are proprietary spice blends created for TacoTime. But our bigger unique factor is how many items we make in-house. From our hand-rolled Crisp Burritos, to making the taco shells — which most people don’t even know that we do — to the array of other items that are made in-house, we do it all from scratch. We make our own salsas and cook our own taco meat every two hours. Everything is cooked in-house, and that’s why it tastes better.”
There’s something for everyone at TacoTime
The broad and evolving menu also gives TacoTime a leg up when it comes to consumer trends. At any given time, there may be a move toward a particular dietary angle, such as vegetarianism or veganism, for example, and many QSR restaurants can’t meet those requests. TacoTime, however, can and does thanks to a willingness to experiment with new ingredients and combinations and, if they meet the brand’s quality standards, present them to consumers.
For instance, in summer 2022, the brand debuted the Impossible Burrito, a limited-run item featuring Impossible™ Meat, a plant-based protein. While it was only around for a short time (unless its popularity makes it a permanent addition), vegan customers can enjoy TacoTime’s veggie burrito and other menu items throughout the year.
Time-tested support helps the business thrive
TacoTime is led by the vision of industry-leading parent company Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest-growing franchise companies in the world. With a large selection of high-quality, quick-service restaurant brands, Kahala is dedicated to developing business models while providing franchise owners with tools and support.
Kahala achieves synergies and cost savings for the franchise community by bundling “back of the house” functions, where the entire franchise community benefits from shared teams in purchasing, finance, real estate, business training, and IT to capitalize on economies of scale. Zandi and his team are at the heart of the business, supporting franchise owners with sales, marketing and operations training, and mentoring to help them start strong and grow at a sustainable pace. This type of support is unique in the franchise industry and sets Kahala apart from its competitors.
TacoTime brand has been a Pacific Northwest mainstay since the early 1960s
Since 1960, when a U.S. Navy veteran mortgaged his home to open the first TacoTime Mexican food location in Eugene, OR, TacoTime has been providing a way for customers to have a great meal, while also supporting entrepreneurs as they build a business and achieve financial independence. TacoTime’s ability to be nimble when it comes to trends without ever sacrificing quality or reputation is why it has grown for more than a half century and is poised for even more expansion into whole new communities and states.
“The Mexican food category is where everybody wants to be,” says Jeff Smit, Chief Operating Officer of Kahala Brands. “TacoTime has more than 60 years of serving exceptional Mexican food, and there are several franchise locations that are multi-generational — the business is part of the family. TacoTime offers great food, a loyal following and a well-tested operational structure. All across the board, TacoTime delivers on quality.”
Join a brand that puts customer needs first!
TacoTime is ready for the spotlight. With locations across the Pacific Northwest 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. To learn more about TacoTime, visit our research pages, or request more information and start a conversation with our franchise team by filling out our form here.