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Fuzzy's Taco Shop

2015 Franchise 500
#259
At a Glance

Products & Services: Baja-style Mexican food

Number of Locations: 78

Total Investment: $330.3K - $704.2K

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2009

About Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Father and son restaurateurs Alan and Chuck Bush bought the original Fuzzyâs Taco Shop, in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2003. In 2009, they began franchising the restaurants, which serve Baja-style Mexican food, including tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, grilled sandwiches, salads and breakfast dishes.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 70 0 0 8
2013 60 0 0 8
2012 55 0 0 7
2011 41 0 0 6
2010 22 0 0 5
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $330,260 - $704,210
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3.5-5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
Operations
90% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (65% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 32 hours. At franchisee's location: 5 days. At company-owned store : 6-8 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Rewards program

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #259 (2015), #274 (2014),
Top New: #10 (2014),