Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill

Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill

Mexican food
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Initial investment
$380K - $793K
Units as of 2022
6 arrow up 20.0% over 3 years

After years and years of attending less-than-healthy fast-food restaurants, a group of professionals got together and said they could do it better. Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill offers fresh, healthy menu options instead of burgers and fries or the same options as other Mexican food restaurants.

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill wants customers to experience flavorful Mexican food prepared fresh and made from scratch daily. The company strives to utilize old-world cooking knowledge and ingredients to create food that customers will crave.

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill was founded in 2001 and began franchising in 2018. Since beginning to franchise, it has opened multiple units throughout the United States.

Why You May Want To Start an Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill Franchise

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill franchisees should crave the thrill that comes with offering exceptional customer service. Franchisees typically need to have excellent leadership and time management skills. Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill franchisees may also need to be energetic and help their team catch their vision.

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill franchisees are typically expected to be involved in the day-to-day operation of their franchise, though absentee ownership may be an option. While no experience in the restaurant industry is required, it would be beneficial if you have some sort of experience serving food, leading a team, or working with people.

What Might Make an Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill Franchise a Good Choice?

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill knows that visions can evolve, and that means companies need to innovate. A few things that may make Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill different from other fast food joints are their menu and their services. Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill makes more than the typical burrito or tacos. The franchise offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and oil-free menu items. Customers also may have the option to create their own dish giving the menu a great deal of flexibility.

In addition to serving food at the restaurant, Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill typically allows customers to order online and have food delivered. The company also offers catering for events. These different services may provide franchisees with multiple services to tout to customers.

To be part of Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open an Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill Franchise

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill franchising team questions.

You may want to come up with a list of locations for your potential franchise before meeting with franchise leadership. Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill does offer help selecting a site, but it is always good to do some research of your own. You should also check out your competition in the area, so you are knowledgeable before meeting the franchise team.

Ori’Zaba’s Scratch Mexican Grill offers support through Ori’Zaba’s University to train you and your staff before opening your doors. The company also offers a financial management system and marketing assistance.

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Company Overview

About Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill

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Mexican Food
Parent Company
Astute Brands
Jen Howell, President
Corporate Address
8082 S. Interport Blvd., #200
Englewood, CO 80112

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2018 (2023-2018 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin

# of Units
6 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

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Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$379,645 - $793,060
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$10,000 off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
200 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

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Updated: December 12th, 2022