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Qdoba Mexican Grill

2014 Franchise 500
#99
At a Glance

Products & Services: Mexican food

Number of Locations: 597

Total Investment: $594K - $795K

Founded: 1995

Began Franchising: 1997

About Qdoba Mexican Grill

Anthony Miller and partner Robert Hauser brought San Francisco-style burritos to Denver, Colorado, with the opening of the first Qdoba Mexican Grill in 1995. The company began franchising in 1997, and in 2003, it was acquired by Jack in the Box Inc.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 311 2 0 284
2012 303 0 0 306
2011 329 0 0 239
2010 331 0 0 182
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $594,000 - $795,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $750,000 - $2,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000 - $500,000
Operations
64% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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Accounts Receivable
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Local store marketing

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #99 (2014), #105 (2013), #90 (2012), #95 (2011), #102 (2010),
America's Top Global: #77 (2012), #80 (2011), #84 (2010),

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