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Quesada Burritos - Tacos

2014 Franchise 500
#408
At a Glance

Products & Services: Mexican food

Number of Locations: 27

Total Investment: $156.2K - $236.7K

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2010

About Quesada Burritos - Tacos

Ontario native Steve Gill developed a passion for Mexican food while working as a software developer in Denver. Once back in Canada, he decided to open his own Mexican restaurant, Quesada. The company began franchising in 2010. Quesada's menu offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas and salads with a choice of fillings, including fish, shrimp, chicken, steak, pork, and vegetables.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 0 23 0 4
2013 0 12 0 4
2012 0 5 0 4
2011 0 5 0 4
2010 0 0 0 3
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $156,200 - $236,700
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $65,000
Operations
50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week. Ongoing online training
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Social media

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #408 (2014),
Top New: #40 (2014),

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