Qdoba Mexican Eats

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Mexican food
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#293 Ranked #152 last year
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Initial investment
$476K - $1.1M
Units as of 2020
736 1.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Anthony Miller and partner Robert Hauser brought San Francisco-style burritos to Denver, Colorado, with the opening of the first Qdoba Mexican Grill in 1995. The company began franchising in 1997, and in 2003, it was acquired by Jack in the Box Inc.

About Qdoba Mexican Eats

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Mexican Food
Founded
1995
Leadership
Keith Guilbault, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1997 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
130
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units
736 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
350 Camino De La Reina, #400
San Diego, CA 92108

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Qdoba Mexican Eats 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
$30,000
Initial Investment
$475,500 - $1,095,000
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$350,000 - $1,000,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.25%
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
Qdoba Mexican Eats has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
360 hours
Classroom Training
9 hours
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
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
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
15
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #293

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #120

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #6 in Mexican Food

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Updated: February 8th, 2021