Del Taco Franchise

Quick-service Mexican restaurant

Ed Hackbarth opened the first Del Taco restaurant in Barstow, California, in 1964. A few months later, he added a second restaurant with a drive-thru window in Corona, California. Locations eventually spread across California and many parts of the United States. Del Taco restaurants offer items including a value menu of tacos, burritos and nachos priced under $1, a Macho menu of large burritos, nachos and drinks, and an American menu featuring hamburgers, French Fries and shakes.

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

The investment required to open a Del Taco Franchise is between $859,700-$2,116,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Del Taco name.

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    20 years
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When did the first Del Taco open? 1964
When did Del Taco start Franchising? 1967
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 Yes

Our leadership team, brand legacy and proven business model offer our franchisees the personal support, systems and resources needed to help establish manage and grow their business. From referring financing sources, site selection assistance and construction oversight to extensive hands-on management and crew training, new store opening support and robust marketing materials, our assistance doesn’t end when you open your doors.

On-The-Job Training: 400 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: At training store

Our professional and experienced support team provides:

Ongoing management/crew training and manuals
State-of-the-art POS systems to help franchisees track business indicators
24-hour technical support help desk and customer comment line
Local store marketing toolbox, including community-based programs
Effective advertising materials and market research
Assistance from a dedicated Franchise Business Consultant and Franchise Marketing Manager
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform


Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 40% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 50

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (35% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:
Del Taco is seeking passionate candidates who are committed to outstanding customer service to join us as we rapidly expand across the country. Our ideal franchisee is an experienced restaurant operator or an investor who will partner with an experienced operator and is committed to developing at least two restaurants over time.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Del Taco 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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Del Taco, value menu, nachos, Macho menu, large burritos, drinks, American menu, hamburgers, French Fries, shakes, fast food, mexican food, fast food restaraunts
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Del Taco

Del Taco

Del Taco Inc.
25521 Commercentre Dr.
Lake Forest, CA


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