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Wahoo's Fish Taco


Wahoo’s Fish Taco is a fusion restaurant serving a blend of Mexican, Asian, and Brazilian cuisine. While the main dish is the fish taco, the popular item is unlike other fish tacos due to its international flavors. For customers who are not fans of seafood, steak, chicken, and tofu tacos are also available on the menu. The menu, however, is not too extensive, as Wahoo’s Fish Tacos prefers to delight its customers with a few reliably great dishes. The restaurant has a distinct surf décor theme that helps to establish a fun, yet relaxed atmosphere.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$425,000 - $715,000
Franchise fee


Wahoo’s Fish Taco seeks franchisees who have experience running restaurants, specifically multi-unit restaurants. The company looks to partner with people who want to open at least three Wahoo’s Fish Taco locations currently. Presently, the company is unable to offer financing to interested franchisees.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco Franchise Opportunities - History

The three Wahoo brothers, Wing, Ed, and Mingo, grew up working at their parents’ Chinese restaurant in Brazil. Later, the family moved to the United States, close to the Mexican border, where the brothers developed a taste for fish tacos. In 1988, the trio began Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Wahoo’s Fish Taco

Franchise Income

Wahoo’s Fish Taco’s initial franchise fee is $35,000 (and just $27,5000 for each additional store). The total initial investment ranges between $425,000 and $715,000 depending on the location and size of the store. Wahoo’s Fish Taco charges franchisees a 5% royalty on all gross sales, while an additional 2% must be applied toward marketing efforts.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco Business Opportunities: Other Information

Wahoo’s Fish Taco currently has more than 50 restaurant locations. While the majority of locations are found in California and Colorado, some exist in Texas and Hawaii, as well. Nonetheless, Wahoo’s Fish Taco is eager to expand and will consider proposals to open franchises elsewhere throughout the country.

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