Who Makes The Perfect Independent Taco Franchise Owner?

What is Independent Taco?

Independent Taco is a fast casual, build your own taco and burrito restaurant, serving a rich variety of street tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, and quesadillas. We put a major emphasis on serving only fresh and quality ingredients made on-site daily.

Our fast casual concept is what Americans want – a high-quality meal offered in a comfortable, social dining experience. Our secret to success is offering foods you just won’t find at your typical Mexican chain food restaurant.

Independent Taco is ready to shake up the $62 billion Mexican QSR segment. Right now, we’re looking for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to meet America’s growing demand for Mexican food with a fresh new concept that blows away the competition.
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Why Franchise with Independent Taco?

The team at Independent Taco is ready to make a major splash in the Mexican QSR. We’ve built a business model that’s awaiting the right candidates to pick up and hit the ground running.

We’ve made sure starting an Independent Taco is a low-cost investment. Starting costs of $574,783 makes us one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the Mexican QSR segment. As part of that investment, you’re never going to be alone in your business, with around-the-clock access to our best-in-class training and ongoing support network, including assistance with marketing, menu development, technology, and professional development.

Being an energetic, smaller franchise about to blow up allows franchisees to have an intimate relationship with the corporate team – a big advantage over the mega-corporate chains.

Ideal Characteristics of an Independent Taco Franchise Owner

There is so much energy and momentum behind Independent Taco’s splash onto the Mexican QSR scene, and we’re looking for the ideal franchise owners to get in on the ground floor and be part of an amazing franchise story.

Team Oriented

We’re looking for aspiring entrepreneurs who truly want to be part of a tight-knit team. Not only does being team oriented help you lead your own team within your Independent Taco location, it also allows the Independent Taco team to help you along the way.

Independent Taco also places a huge emphasis on having our franchise owners become part of the communities they serve. Our customers are the most important aspect of Independent Taco. What sets us apart from larger corporate competitors is the ability to be considered a local, contributing community member.

Attitude

Setting a positive culture is important for every workplace, but even more so in the restaurant industry. Customers eat out because they want an atmosphere outside of the home where they can enjoy time with friends and family.

As such, we’re looking for franchisees who have an overall happy and optimistic attitude that will reflect in their locations. You should also embody the “Independent” attitude to be able to sell your brand to your customers.

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Franchising takes someone with the qualities of an entrepreneurial mindset. Running a business requires thinking on your feet and having to make tough decisions. You also have to be financially responsible and know how to adapt in an ever-changing economic landscape.

And at the same time, you can’t be afraid to take risks when opening an Independent Taco franchise. We’re all about thinking outside the box and being a Mexican QSR that you just can’t find anywhere else.

Ready to be an Independent Taco Franchise Owner?

We’re ready to go, are you? The Mexican QSR segment is booming, as Americans’ demand for Mexican cuisine is at an all time high. At the same time, customers are bored with the same old stale options. And that’s where Independent Taco comes in.

We offer fresh, high quality foods that are going to take the industry by storm. If you’re looking to get in on the ground floor with a fast growing brand, Independent Taco is the place for you.

If you’re ready to learn more about investing in Independent Taco, fill out our request information form here and one of our team members will be in touch. We can’t wait to see if the Independent Taco franchise opportunity is right for you!

What’s the Best Mexican QSR Franchise Opportunity?

Stand out in a crowded segment

The Mexican food QSR segment may be booming, but it’s also highly competitive. This is why Independent Taco stands out among the rest by focusing on mouthwatering street tacos and an extensive menu filled with fresh ingredients.

It seems every Mexican food QSR franchise offers the same products with slight variations. It’s a world of sameness in which customers can’t distinguish between menus. That’s why Independent Taco, a fresh new take on Mexican food favorites, is a great way to stand out in a crowded segment.

We like to stand out

According to IBIS World, Americans have grown increasingly fond of Mexican cuisine, which has now blossomed into a $55 billion a year industry. Indeed, it seems you can find a Mexican spot on every street corner in America. But the traditional Mexican franchises have menus that pretty much offer the same exact food, just under a different name.

The restaurant industry, of course, has always been highly competitive. Companies are constantly seeking the competitive advantage by product diversification.

Independent Taco is a fast-casual, build your own taco and burrito shop, which serves a variety of street tacos, burritos, bowls, and walking tacos – with a major emphasis on serving only fresh and quality ingredients made on-site daily.

Our fast-casual concept hits on what Americans want – a healthy, high-quality meal that’s offered in a comfortable, social dining experience, somewhere in between fast food and casual dining. Indeed, a report from QSR Magazine stated that although the Mexican food market is competitive overall, the Mexican fast-casual segment is “virtually wide open.”

Bringing Independent Taco to your neighborhood

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The first Independent Taco opened in January 2020 in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Now, Independent Taco is looking for excited, motivated entrepreneurs that want to build a brand that customers love and is in high demand.

Our secret to success is offering foods you just won’t find at your typical Mexican chain food restaurant. Our street tacos, for instance, just defy expectations – packed with great flavor and oh so many options for fillings.

On top of the staples like grilled chicken and taco beef, you can fill your street taco or top your salad with shredded barbacoa, carnitas, grilled shrimp, or fiesta mushrooms. We also offer fresh guacamole, savory queso dip, cilantro lime rice, and freshly made tortillas.

Did we mention our extensive list of sauces and salsa? From pineapple salsa, Sriracha ranch, chipotle sour cream, cilantro lime hot sauce and mango habanero, the combinations on our menu are truly endless, which keeps customers coming back for more. And, we’re proud to build a reputation on having the freshest and highest quality ingredients around. You just won’t find that level of quality at your same old Mexican fast food spot.

Ready to invest in an Independent Taco franchise?

To learn more about the Independent Taco franchise opportunity, simply fill out the inquiry form and start a conversation. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

Why Should You Invest in an Emerging Franchise?

Getting in early has big advantages

Getting in on the ground floor with the emerging franchise opportunity at Independent Taco allows aspiring small business owners a unique chance to be part of something with big advantages in the long term.

For one, joining an emerging franchise on the cusp of a massive expansion allows the first wave of franchisees to connect directly with the leadership team. Think about the huge chains and fast food corporations. Do you think their small franchise owners are heard if they have an idea or suggestion on operations? Not at all.

But when you are part of a burgeoning franchise, you are an important part of the company’s beginnings – and your thoughts and opinions matter. As is the case with any new franchise, the leadership team relies heavily on their franchisees as they look to develop and perfect their business plan. All your experiences from starting one of the first franchise locations are integral in crafting the future of the brand, and those inputs won’t be forgotten by the higher ups anytime soon.

Thriving together

Getting in early on emerging franchises also allows entrepreneurs to not only see their business grow, but also the franchise as a whole thrive. Indeed, after you’ve found the concept and business you believe in, there’s no better feeling than seeing the growth of the brand from the early days as a startup to the goal of being a robust operation with locations across the country. Also, franchisees with a long history with the company are uniquely positioned for new territories and markets should they look toward expansion. You’ll also be an important resource for other franchisees as they learn the ropes.

Also, if you’re more entrepreneurial, becoming part of a franchise as it’s just starting out allows far greater freedoms, with the ability to work closely with the founders and help direct the future of the brand. As Independent Taco starts its long journey to becoming a foundational restaurant in the Mexican food QSR, you will have a seat at the table to provide your input and experiences.

We like different

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Independent Taco has all the makings to become the go-to spot for a fast casual, build your own taco and burrito shop. We serve a variety of street tacos, burritos, bowls, and walking tacos. We put a major emphasis on serving only fresh and quality ingredients made on-site daily. In short, we work to bring healthy, fresh quality ingredients and menu offerings you just can’t find at the same-old Mexican fast food chains.

Independent Taco is looking for the right candidates who are excited by the opportunity to offer something different, delicious and unique in the $55 billion Mexican food industry. By getting in now, aspiring entrepreneurs will be on the front lines of building what’s sure to become one of America’s favorite Mexican food spots in the country.

Ready to invest in an Independent Taco franchise?

To learn more about the Independent Taco, the emerging franchise opportunity, simply fill out the inquiry form and start a conversation. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

What Franchise Should Foodie Entrepreneurs Invest in 2022?

A brand built by and for foodies

Independent Taco counter foodie entrepreneursIndependent Taco is calling all foodie entrepreneurs.

With a wildly innovative menu that emphasizes unique flavor profiles, adventurous combinations, and fresh, high-quality ingredients, Independent Taco is ready to connect with foodie entrepreneurs.

It should almost be a crime: Mexican fast food joints and chain restaurants, far too many times, doused their dishes with cheese and generic sauces, covering up all the unique flavors and blends that Mexican food, in its truest form, is known and loved for.

As a result, so many of the go-to Mexican chains are indistinguishable, offering the same menu items, the ingredients of which were likely in a can from a delivery truck just moments before. It’s as if they are all following the same old, tired playbook: take a tortilla, stuff it with meat, douse it with cheese and sauce, and serve it up.

Where has all the true, delicious Mexican food gone?

At Independent Taco, we don’t have to sacrifice intricate recipes, fresh foods and quality ingredients to offer the fast, casual dining experience Americans want. In fact, it’s what we’ve built our reputation on since opening our first location in January 2020, with tons of more planned locations in the coming months.

For entrepreneurs considering opening an affordable, easy-to-scale, easy-to-operate Mexican food franchise, yet still value good, quality food, Independent Taco is an incredible opportunity.

Our menu offers a rich, enchanting mix of flavor, color, and texture. We offer an array of street tacos, burritos, salad bowls, rice bowls, and nachos. Take your pick of grilled chicken, taco beef, shredded beef barbacoa, shredded pork carnitas, grilled shrimp, or fiesta mushrooms. We also serve cilantro lime rice, black and pinto beans, as well as a mix of fresh vegetables like sautéed onions, peppers, coleslaw, pico de gallo, pickled onion, and diced tomatoes. Try any one of our diverse sauces and sales: pineapple salsa, corn relish, Sriracha ranch, chipotle sour cream, cilantro lime hot sauce, or mango habanero. And not to mention our freshly made guacamole and queso dip.

For too long, traditional Mexican chains and fast food restaurants have given a bad name to the cuisine of Mexico. At Independent Taco, we are out to change that narrative, one meal at a time.

And for foodie entrepreneurs, Independent Taco is – hands down – the franchise to invest in in 2022.

Ready to invest in an Independent Taco franchise?

To learn more about the Independent Taco franchise opportunity, simply fill out the inquiry form and start a conversation. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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