Initial Investment

LOW: $142,250
HIGH: $819,050

Change in Units

-1.1% -3 UNITS (1 Year)
-1.8% -5 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1961 (55 Years)

Corporate Address

9311 E. Via De Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85258


Stanley Ma

Parent Company

Kahala Franchising LLC

About TacoTime

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Taco Time founder Ron Fraedrick fell in love with the Mexican cuisine he sampled as he traveled throughout Southern California. Deciding to bring back his newfound taste to his hometown of Eugene, Oregon, Fraedrick opened up the first Taco Time restaurant in 1959. Using spices Fraedrick created himself, the restaurant sold more than 3,500 tacos in its opening weekend. The company opened its first franchise in 1961 and now has franchises in both freestanding and express sites throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Japan and Kuwait. In 2000, the company introduced Brand Renaissance, which includes a facility décor package and updated food mix and packaging, as a renewal of the brand.

TacoTime is owned by Kahala, franchisor of Blimpie, Cereality, Cold Stone Creamery, Frullati Café & Bakery, Great Steak & Potato, Johnnie’s, Nrgize, Ranch 1, Rollerz, Samurai Sam’s and Surf City Squeeze.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$142,250 - $819,050

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$9,500 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

TacoTime has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 124

Lowest Rank: 346

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 15 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 15 - 20

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Updated: October 13th, 2016

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