Wahoo's Fish Taco's Franchise

Fish Taco's


In 1988, the Wahoo brothers decided to import the fish taco to Orange County, California, and give it a unique twist. They combined the fish taco with their Brazilian favorites and Asian inspired items. The brothers decorated the original restaurant with the donations of near-by surf companies and that's how Wahoo's Fish Taco was born. Wahoo's then quickly developed a loyal and steady following, to where some locals came in daily and servers automatically knew what their customer would order.



In 1990, Steve Karfaridis, joined as a partner and the one location in Costa Mesa rapidly developed into multi-locations in Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach.

Today you will find over 50 locations of Wahoo's all throughout California and Colorado, including Texas and Hawaii.

We are looking for franchisees who have the experience and financial resources to develop an area of at least 3-5 stores.




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How much does it cost to open a Wahoo's Fish Taco's Franchise?

The investment required to open a Wahoo's Fish Taco's Franchise is between $540,000-$715,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000-$30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Wahoo's Fish Taco's name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $540,000-$715,000
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $25,000-$30,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    5%
  • Advertising Fee:
    2% local


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Business Experience:
We prefer applicants who have restaurant experience as well as multi-unit experience. Depending on some other factors, we will consider applicants who have other types of multi-unit retail experience.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Wahoo's Fish Taco's 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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Wahoo's Fish Taco's


2855 Pullman St.
Santa Ana, CA
92705-5713

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