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Rusty Taco

is seeking candidates for expansion.

What does a Rusty Taco Franchise Cost?

The Rusty Taco menu is high-quality, made-to-order, yet simple to execute and operate, while the service is unpretentious and friendly. Rusty Taco offers competitive unit level economics and investment returns; has simple, manageable operations; in a dining segment that is on-trend, growing and lacks competition; and is backed by the strength and support of Inspire Brands. The total investment ranges from $512,425 to $782,540.

Total Investment$512,425 - $782,540
Cash Required$250,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target MarketSee List

A Street Smart Business.

Rusty Taco™ is a distinctive fast-casual taco concept that serves creative street-style tacos that are both traditional and inspired. In 2014, Buffalo Wild Wings® purchased a majority stake in the Rusty Taco concept, with plans to develop and grow the brand on a national scale. Our menu features a variety of tasty tacos at an affordable price, where each taco is hand-made fresh and fast in our open kitchen, using ingredients made from scratch. Warm chips, delicious salsas, craft beer and no-frills margaritas all served up in our welcome environment, round out the experience.

Open Rusty Taco in any of these available states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, DC.


The original name “Rusty Taco” comes from our founder, Rusty Fenton who, along with his partner Steve Dunn, opened the first Rusty Taco in a converted gas station on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, TX in 2010. Rusty was passionate about food, especially tacos, and he finally made his dream come true when he opened this concept that offered freshly-made authentic and inspired street-style tacos. The dream got better when customers flocked to Rusty Taco and returned again and again. More restaurants soon followed, as well as a new shortened name, Rusty Taco.

Rusty Taco requires our franchisees to meet the following to own and operate a minimum of 3 Rusty Taco restaurants:

  • Liquid Capital:   $250,000
  • Net Worth:   $1,500,000+
  • Franchise Fee:  $25,000
  • Initial Start Up Costs Range:  $512,425 - $782,540
  • Royalty Fee:  Royalty 5% of gross sales
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, drive and passion in the restaurant industry

Why Rusty Taco?

  • Demand for tacos is swelling because it's a fast, inexpensive meal with quality ingredients.
  • Menu board concepts involve low labor costs and good food value.
  • Rusty Taco is a smart choice in the current economy because it attracts diners across all income brackets.
  • Rusty Taco is unique in the market.
  • Our concept has 3 parts: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves breakfast tacos all day long, a popular current trend.

Franchise Support 

Real Estate/Design/Construction Support
Rusty Taco will provide support and criteria for targeted site selections, as well as specifications and consultations on building your Rusty Taco restaurants.

Training and Pre-Opening Support
Rusty Taco has a comprehensive training program that is conducted at one of our Corporate Restaurants, and offers on-site Opening Training assistance at your restaurants.

Grand Opening and Marketing Support
Support for planning and executing Grand Opening marketing with assistance from our Marketing team is provided, as well as local marketing initiatives for your restaurants.

Operations and On-Going Support
Rusty Taco supports the operations of your restaurants by providing access to pre-approved suppliers and National Purchasing programs, as well as materials and manuals through our Intranet site. Guest focused strategies and Team Member guidance are also supported.

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