Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Franchise

Fresh-Mex-style cantina

Founded in 2000, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina is one of the fastest-growing Mexican fast-casual Mexican restaurant chains, recognized for its people, food and world-class hospitality. Customers can create delicious made-to-order meals from a flavorful Mexican menu that offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tortilla-crusted pizzas and salads with a wide selection of meats, fresh vegetables and homemade salsas in lively, family-friendly environment. For general information, please visit or call 704-540-9447. For franchising information, please visit or call 866.61SALSA.

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How much does it cost to open a Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Franchise?

The investment required to open a Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Franchise is between $283,150-$563,900. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Salsarita's Fresh Cantina name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
  • Royalty Fee:
  • Advertising Fee:
    1% Nat'l 1.5% Local
  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    15% of then-current fee

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Salsarita's Acquired By Former Mc Alister's Ceo
Salsarita's acquired by former McAlister's CEO Former McAlister's Deli president and CEO Phil Friedman has acquired the Salsarita's Fresh Cantina restaurant chain. The chain has 80 stores across 19 states and is now owned by Salsarita's Holdings LLC, a company formed and controlled by Friedman, w...

Salsarita's Launches Back-to-school Scratch & Win Promotion
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, one of the nation's fastest growing, fast-casual Mexican restaurant chains, has launched a Back-to-School Scratch & Win promotion in which every guest is an instant winner. During August and September, Salsarita's will distribute 300,000 complimentary Scratch & Win cards a...

Salsarita's Announces New Store Openings
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina has announced it has opened in 2009 four new restaurants and signed agreements for 28 more locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company is currently closing in on its first hundred restaurants with the goal of opening 200 by 2012. Salsarita's also has ann...

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina News & Press Releases

When did the first Salsarita's Fresh Cantina open? 1999
When did Salsarita's Fresh Cantina start Franchising? 2000

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2012 80 0 0 0
2005 20 0 0 0
2004 10 0 0 0
2003 5 0 0 0
2002 4 0 0 0
2001 2 0 0 0

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming,


Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No No


Training in Charlotte, NC at our "Burrito Bootcamp" for themselves and their manager. Salsarita's also helps you train your staff in the week prior to opening and running through the first full week of operation. We have Franchise Business Coaches available who can and will assist you in day-to-day operations and to make scheduled visits to your store.

Newsletter, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 20% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Restaurant experience helpful

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

    Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

    Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
    7301 Carmel Executive Park Dr
    Charlotte, NC


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