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TacoTime Franchise

For 55 years, TacoTime® has served its rabidly loyal customers a tasty variety of made-fresh, home-style Mexican fare, while refusing to cut corners on quality. A proven concept with strong brand recognition, TacoTime is accessible to passionate entrepreneurs for about half the initial investment of other quick-service Mexican franchises. TacoTime has been named to Entrepreneur® magazine’s prestigious annual Franchise 500® list every year since 2006.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$371,150 - $605,300
Franchise fee
Units in operation
Franchising Since

Own a TacoTime Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Fast-service Mexican restaurant that's earned loyal customers by emphasizing quality while remaining affordable, with hand-rolled burritos & made-fresh-daily chips, taco shells & salsas
  • TacoTime's brand promise depends on using fresh, real ingredients and refusing to cut corners

How does it make money?

  • It's a traditional restaurant business model, where customers pay for food and beverages

Who is it for?

  • Ideal for someone who has experience with the restaurant, food, or hospitality industries
  • Entrepreneurs looking for a franchise with substantial backing; TacoTime is owned by the Kahala Group, which has opened 2,000+ franchises. Kahala offers support for all TacoTime owners to ensure success

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Hire restaurant staff and management personnel
  • Initially, you'll oversee daily operations; later you can hire a manager and opt for an absentee model
  • Market and promote the TacoTime brand



A different way to do things

As a proven brand with solid brand awareness, we are committed to meeting the ever changing demands of your customers. No one takes more pride in the food they serve than we do at TacoTime restaurants.

TacoTime® Restaurant

We offer quality, fresh ingredients in large portions with a special blend of spices to create a unique flavor profile. We don't cut corners, we take the time to do it right. We use real aged cheddar cheese, boneless, skinless, all-white chicken, domestic lean ground beef, ripe tomatoes, tangy cilantro and juicy limes. Real ingredients make better food.

Strong corporate support

Kahala Brands, the franchisor of TacoTime, is proud of the extensive support we provide our franchisees. From site selection to grand opening assistance, our dedicated support team will assist you throughout your journey to your store opening. Our tested operating system and industry experience enable us to keep the cost of entry and operating costs as low as possible. We understand that opening a restaurant isn’t like flipping a switch, so we’ve developed a unique support structure that gives you the best opportunity to hit the ground running.



Franchisees receive extensive training; ongoing coaching and operations manuals that help them master the operations of a TacoTime store. Training takes place four to 10 weeks before your store opens and five days of classroom training at our Scottsdale, AZ headquarters, as well as five days of in-store training at an operating TacoTime.

Our training program provides an overview of the business and franchise industry, details on store operations, our insights into providing exceptional customer service, details about products, instruction in how to use the TacoTime point of sale system and our internal communications portal, financial management instruction, and more. You’ll also learn about store- opening procedures, food-product handling, sanitation procedures, back-office administration, equipment operation, storage and store management.


“TacoTime is a uniq ue flavor profile that is truly CRAVEABLE! Our customers that are raised in a TacoTime community often times make it their first stop when returning back home to visit their family and friends. TacoTime has been a two generation business opportunity for our family. It has provided our family with a great lifestyle and set up our future to provide other generations an opportunity for wealth and growth." -Denise Staley, WY market (5 stores)

TacoTime® Restaurant

"I am very pleased with my decision to purchase my own business and be part of the Taco Time brand. It is proving to be the best financial decision I have ever made. I have enjoyed the lifestyle to date and am even more excited about the future rewards to come.” -Jamie Brons, #6394 Colville, WA

“As a new franchisee for Taco Time I would just like to express what a great experience it's been to work with both the Kahala and the Taco Time brand people. From site selection to construction to the extensive training, they make you feel like the only partner they have. I was very impressed with the time that was spent with me in Sioux Falls and at our restaurant. By the time they left I felt like I had been given all the tools that I would need to be successful.” -Jeff Davis, #6702 Sioux Falls, SD

“I started working at Taco Time in 1977 in a management position and was able to buy in as an owner several years later. I have felt a great support from other owners and the franchise president. We are able to make decisions for the whole franchise and feel like we have a say in the day-to-day operations."-Steve Atwood, #6341 Tremonton, UT 

If you provide the drive and determination, we’ll provide the tools and support! Contact us today to learn more.



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