Taco Bell Franchise

Mexican quick-service restaurant

Taco Bell Corp. was founded in 1962 and began franchising in 1964. It operates both Taco Bell and Taco Bell Express. A subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., Taco Bell is affiliated with Pizza Hut, KFC, A&W, and Long John Silver's. There are Taco Bell locations throughout the United States and the world. The public company is based in Irvine, California.

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How much does it cost to open a Taco Bell Franchise?

The investment required to open a Taco Bell Franchise is between $585,300-$1,205,600. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Taco Bell name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years

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Taco Bell News & Press Releases

When did the first Taco Bell open? 1962
When did Taco Bell start Franchising? 1964

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 4617 81 144 1296
2004 4657 0 193 1325
2003 4806 0 234 1321
2002 5017 0 231 1321
2001 4152 128 120 1661
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Other Financing Source(s): 3rd-party financing available

Available at headquarters, Additional training available

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

Co-op advertising, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:
Multi-unit Operations Background

Restaurant, retail and/or gas convenience experience

Geographically Desirable

Open to locate in a strategic market and have local market knowledge


Run a successfull business, with p/l responsibility, and development experience

Team Builder

Experience in staffing and retaining employees, demonstrated leadership skills

A culture fit with taco bell

Commitment to world class operations with strong recognition mindset

Financial Strength

Minimum of $750,000 liquid assets and $1,500,000 net worth

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Taco Bell 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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