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TacoTime
Mexican food

TacoTime
Mexican food

About
Founded

1958

Franchising Since

1961 (57 Years)

Corporate Address

9311 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

CEO

Stanley Ma

Parent Company

Kahala Franchising LLC

Ticker Symbol

KAHL

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$144,650 - $814,050

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%+

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

120 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

15 - 20

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $144,650 High - $814,050
Units
+2.2%+6 UNITS (1 Year) -2.5%-7 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
Learn More

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