A different way to do things
For nearly 50 years, TacoTime® has offered our loyal customers a tasty variety of freshly prepared, home-style Mexican fare. Our ingredients and the care we take in making our food fresh make us truly a one-of-a-kind taste experience and set us apart from our competitors. The TacoTime brand and menu offerings continue to evolve as the industry changes. From décor enhancements to additional menu items, we are constantly moving forward with new ways to grow your business.
As a proven brand with solid brand awareness, we are committed to meeting the ever changing demands of your customers. No one takes more pride in the food they serve than we do at TacoTime restaurants.
We offer quality, fresh ingredients in large portions with a special blend of spices to create a unique flavor profile. We don't cut corners, we take the time to do it right. We use real aged cheddar cheese, boneless, skinless, all-white chicken, domestic lean ground beef, ripe tomatoes, tangy cilantro and juicy limes. Real ingredients make better food.
Kahala Brands, the franchisor of TacoTime, is proud of the extensive support we provide our franchisees. From site selection to grand opening assistance, our dedicated support team will assist you throughout your journey to your store opening. Our tested operating system and industry experience enable us to keep the cost of entry and operating costs as low as possible. We understand that opening a restaurant isn’t like flipping a switch, so we’ve developed a unique support structure that gives you the best opportunity to hit the ground running.
Franchisees receive extensive training; ongoing coaching and operations manuals that help them master the operations of a TacoTime store. Training takes place four to 10 weeks before your store opens and five days of classroom training at our Scottsdale, AZ headquarters, as well as five days of in-store training at an operating TacoTime.
Our training program provides an overview of the business and franchise industry, details on store operations, our insights into providing exceptional customer service, details about products, instruction in how to use the TacoTime point of sale system and our internal communications portal, financial management instruction, and more. You’ll also learn about store-opening procedures, food-product handling, sanitation procedures, back-office administration, equipment operation, storage and store management.
TacoTime® - Testimonials
“TacoTime is a unique flavor profile that is truly CRAVEABLE! Our customers that are raised in a TacoTime community often times make it their first stop when returning back home to visit their family and friends. TacoTime has been a two generation business opportunity for our family. It has provided our family with a great lifestyle and set up our future to provide other generations an opportunity for wealth and growth." - Denise Staley, WY market (5 stores)
"I am very pleased with my decision to purchase my own business and be part of the Taco Time brand. It is proving to be the best financial decision I have ever made. I have enjoyed the lifestyle to date and am even more excited about the future rewards to come.” - Jamie Brons, #6394 Colville, WA
“As a new franchisee for Taco Time I would just like to express what a great experience it's been to work with both the Kahala and the Taco Time brand people. From site selection to construction to the extensive training, they make you feel like the only partner they have. I was very impressed with the time that was spent with me in Sioux Falls and at our restaurant. By the time they left I felt like I had been given all the tools that I would need to be successful.” - Jeff Davis, #6702 Sioux Falls, SD
“I started working at Taco Time in 1977 in a management position and was able to buy in as an owner several years later. I have felt a great support from other owners and the franchise president. We are able to make decisions for the whole franchise and feel like we have a say in the day-to-day operations." - Steve Atwood, #6341 Tremonton, UT
- Liquid Capital required $100,000
- Net Worth required $250,000
- Royalty (in percent format) 6% of gross sales
- Investment range $396,150 - $814,050 (traditional location)
- Franchise Fee $30,000 (traditional location)
- Year business was established 1960
- Year business was franchised 1962
- Number of units/franchisees 220 US 125 International