The Taco Maker Franchise

Mexican fast-food restaurant chain

After gaining valuable experience in successfully developing a large franchise system, Gil L. Craig founded

The Taco Maker Inc. in 1968. Based in Ogden, Utah, The Taco Maker franchise system has locations in the United States, Latin America, Western Europe, and the Far and Middle East. Franchise sites include traditional freestanding buildings and mall food courts as well as the Express program, which complements

The Taco Maker's co-branding relationship with companies including Blimpie and selected service station chains.

Now seeking motivated, outgoing individuals looking to franchise and become a part of a fast growing community.

We offer a winning combination of food brands that include The Taco Maker, Jake's Over the Top, and Mayan Juice - all available as part of the same outlet. We have locations in a variety of outlet types, with design formats to meet almost every need.

Our facilities are designed to reflect specific motifs with state-of-the-art materials and equipment. All of this sets us apart from the competition. The creation of fine foods starts with kitchen and production lines that are clean and organized in such a way as to encourage efficiency and minimize waste.

Franchise Opportunities are Available!

The diversity of our multiple-brand outlets makes them the most successful opportunities available. Single-concept outlets are available when restrictive elements exist because of covenants or prior exclusivity on competing products. We have the ability to go into spaces from 400 square feet to 3500 square feet in traditional freestanding units, convenience stores, shopping malls, food courts, airports, and in-line strip centers, all of which have all proven their success.

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How much does it cost to open a The Taco Maker Franchise?

The investment required to open a The Taco Maker Franchise is between $221,000-$400,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $19,000-$29,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the The Taco Maker name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    15 years
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The Taco Maker News & Press Releases

When did the first The Taco Maker open? 1978
When did The Taco Maker start Franchising? 1978

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 132 0 1 3
2004 128 0 1 3
2003 128 0 3 2
2002 130 0 4 3
2001 125 0 4 3

International: Canada, Philippines, Western Europe,

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

Third Party Financing Source(s): the SBA & private lending institutions

Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, National media

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 35

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at The Taco Maker 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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    4773 Harrison Blvd
    Ogden, UT


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