Taco John's Int'l. Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Mexican food

Number of Locations: 401

Total Investment: $768K - $1.1M

Founded: 1969

Began Franchising: 1969

About Taco John's Int'l. Inc.

The story of Taco John's sounds more like a legend than the history of a business. In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a man named Juan opened a tiny taco house, serving uniquely seasoned and generously sized tacos and burritos. An immediate hit with the locals, the taco house was quickly purchased by local businessmen Harold Holmes and Jim Woodson in 1969. Renamed Taco John's, it began selling franchises right away and now has restaurants across America. The privately held company is still based in Cheyenne.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 391 0 0 10
2013 392 0 0 10
2012 388 0 0 9
2011 394 0 0 10
2010 400 0 0 9
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $768,000 - $1,105,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $350,000
Operations
30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 35. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% 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: 6 weeks. At franchisee's location: 6 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #162 (2012),

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