Taco John's Int'l. Inc.

Taco John's Int'l. Inc.

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Initial Investment

LOW: $768,000
HIGH: $1,105,000

Change in Units

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Company Profile

Founded

1969

Franchising Since

1969 (47 Years)

Corporate Address

808 W. 20th St. Cheyenne, WY 82001

CEO

Jeff Linville

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$768,000 - $1,105,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$350,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

3.5%

Financing Options

Taco John's Int'l. Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2009 - 152
  • 2012 - 162

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 6 weeks

Training at headquarters: 6 weeks

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 35

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Updated: April 29th, 2014

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