Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Baja-style Mexican food
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#339 Ranked #249 last year
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Initial investment
$361K - $1.2M
Units as of 2021
138 5.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

Father and son restaurateurs Alan and Chuck Bush bought the original Fuzzy's 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.

About Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Mexican Food
Founded
2003
Leadership
Jessica Wescott, COO & CFO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2009 (13 years)
# of employees at HQ
26
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
138 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4200 Regent Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Fuzzy's Taco Shop franchise.

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.

Initial Franchise Fee
$20,000 - $35,000
Initial Investment
$360,500 - $1,219,600
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000 - $500,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000 - $300,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off first unit, $2,500 off additional units for traditional restaurants; $2,500 off for taqueria restaurants
Royalty Fee
3.5-5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Fuzzy's Taco Shop has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, 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
297 hours
Classroom Training
30 hours
Additional Training
At company-owned store
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021