Qdoba Mexican Grill Franchise

Fast-casual Mexican food

The fast casual franchise chosen by the world's toughest restaurant critics: Successful Franchisees.

We've attracted successful multi-unit franchisees from such brands as Jack in the Box, Papa John's, Burger King, Sonic, Popeye's and Village Inn, as well as a former president of KFC and a former CEO of Church's and Rally's. Clearly, they know a winning system when they see it.

* Exceptional sales-to-investment ratio

* 9 consecutive years of same store sales growth

* Leader in the exploding Fast-Casual Mexican category

Qdoba is more than just incredible food; it's a brand in the right place at the right time.

Requirements for becoming a Qdoba Multi-Unit Developer
Qdoba Mexican Grill is seeking multi-unit development partners in territories throughout the United States.
To be considered, individuals or partnerships must meet the following minimum characteristics:

* 3 years multi-unit restaurant management experience as an owner and/or operator

* Minimum financial net worth of $2 million and liquidity of $500,000

* Development agreement commitment of 3-20 units

* Knowledge of real estate and trade areas in development territory

* Must have enthusiasm, drive, and passion for the restaurant industry

* Operating partner must live in the territory

* Single unit franchises require a $750,000 net worth and are considered on a case by case basis

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in taking the next step, please contact us.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Qdoba
restaurant is $475,500 - $1,095,000. This includes $30,000 which must be
paid to the franchisor or their affiliates.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a non-traditional Qdoba restaurant is
$251,500 - $815,000. This includes $15,000 which must be paid to the franchisor or their affiliates.

The franchisor may offer the right to enter into a development agreement
to develop a minimum of two Qdoba restaurants pursuant to a development
agreement. You must pay a development fee to the franchisor in the
amount of $10,000 for each restaurant to be developed (there are no
additional fees payable to their affiliates).
The total investment necessary under the development agreement, based on a commitment of two
Qdoba restaurants, is $952,000 to $2,195,000. This includes $20,000 of
development fees that must be paid to the franchisor or their

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How much does it cost to open a Qdoba Mexican Grill Franchise?

The investment required to open a Qdoba Mexican Grill Franchise is between $475,500-$1,095,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Qdoba Mexican Grill name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
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  • Royalty Fee:
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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:

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When did the first Qdoba Mexican Grill open? 1995
When did Qdoba Mexican Grill start Franchising? 1997

United States: Nationwide

Canada: Nationwide

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


On-The-Job Training: 179 hours
Classroom Training: 37 hours

Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Loyalty program/app

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 90% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 15

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Real estate

  • Your income potential as a Qdoba Mexican Grill Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    350 Camino De La Reina, #400
    San Diego, CA


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