Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a TacoTime franchise cost?

The franchise fee for your first traditional franchise is $30,000. The franchise fee for multiple units may be discounted for additional franchises based on certain conditions and criteria. The initial investment estimate for a traditional TacoTime restaurant is between $402,150 - $817,550.

What are the financial requirements to qualify for a TacoTime franchise?

To purchase a TacoTime franchise, you will need a credit score of 680, a minimum net worth of $250,000, and the required liquid capital of $100,000.

If I don't meet the financial or operational criteria to become a franchisee, can I partner with someone who does?

Yes, you can. As long as your partner owns at least 50% of your organization, this is acceptable.

Will you help me secure financing?

We do not offer direct financing. However, we do have a number of third party financial institutions that may be able to help you with financing.

Is there a continuing royalty fee?

For a traditional location, the continuing royalty fee is the greater of 6% of gross sales or $400 per week.

Is there an advertising fee and what does it cover?

Currently the advertising fee is 4% of gross sales. Fees go to National Marketing, Brand Building and Local Restaurant Marketing. Your TacoTime representative will be able to provide additional information.

I've never built a store before. How does all of this work?

The TacoTime team will guide you through all phases of the site selection, lease negotiation, construction, training, grand opening and ongoing processes for marketing and operations.

I'm not a marketing expert. How do I build sales?

Building sales takes effort on many different levels - from running your business with monitored food costs, to strong operations, to local store marketing, to most importantly ensuring that you give every customer a reason to return. The TacoTime Marketing Team will assist you by creating national marketing initiatives and advertising that are key to building sales. Increasing sales takes diligent effort in all areas of your business.

What if there is already a TacoTime in my town?

TacoTime has mapped out a range of site opportunities in each region. If a store already exists in your area, there may be enough local demand to support more stores. Ask your Franchise Development Manager to discuss opportunities.

How many people may attend training?

Up to two people are included in the training process as part of the initial franchise fee. Additional staff may attend for a fee.

What are the steps I must complete to own a franchise?

There are five main steps to owning a franchise:

  • Complete Your Application
  • Sign Your Franchise Agreement
  • Secure Your Location
  • Build & Outfit Your Store
  • Open Your Store

Read the details by visiting our Process to Becoming a Franchisee page.

Ready to get started? Complete an application