Independent Taco Franchise FAQs

Answers to common questions about the fast-growing street taco franchise

What is an Independent Taco franchise?

Independent Taco is a radically different franchise opportunity in the Mexican QSR segment. By focusing on street tacos, Independent Taco stands out in a crowded field and offers investors a unique way to capitalize on the booming Mexican QSR segment. With a highly original menu that blends foodie sensibilities and the customization that today’s consumers expect, Independent Taco is building a cult-like following. As a business model, Independent Taco is built for simplicity of operations, scalability, and to maximize profitability.

How much does an Independent Taco franchise cost?

Independent Taco is one of the most affordable franchise opportunities in the Mexican QSR franchise category with total costs ranging from $574,783 to $964,417. The total estimated costs of investment includes everything you need to start your business, including real estate, build-out, equipment, and working capital to ensure that you can get started on the right foot. Fill out our franchise request form here! *Estimates based off of our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document

What is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee for Independent Taco is $35,000. This gives you access to our industry-leading training and support platform, as well as personalized coaching from a leadership team that knows exactly what it takes to run and scale a street taco franchise.

Is there a benefit for early adopters?

Yes! Because Independent Taco is a new franchise system, we’re rewarding early adopters who sign a franchise agreement with us in 2022 with a 5% royalty rate that’s locked in for each and every location that you develop with us. Whether you want to own a single store or build a dozen locations, you will pay a 5% royalty rate for the duration of your tenure with our brand. Welcome aboard!

Can I finance my business?

Yes. While Independent Taco doesn’t offer direct access to financing, we do have relationships with third-party lenders who can help you obtain the funds needed to open your business. To learn more about financing options, simply fill out an inquiry form on this website and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly.

Will you help me find the right location?

Yes. We will work with our partners to find the ideal location for an Independent Taco franchise in your market.

Is there a square footage requirement?

Independent Taco benefits from a flexible footprint. Our restaurants can be as small as 1,400 square feet or as large 2,400 square feet. The flexibility gives you the opportunity to secure the best real estate available at an ideal price point.

Do I need to know how to make street tacos?

No! You don’t even need restaurant experience. Our training program is designed to help entrepreneurs with little to zero experience thrive as the owners of a street taco restaurant. Our recipes are straightforward to follow and our kitchen layout is designed for simplicity of operations. Once you leave training, you will be an expert in preparing our menu.

What training & support do you provide?

Independent Taco is ready to help you become the entrepreneur you know you can be. Our three-week training program will have you working in an operating Independent Taco location so that you can master every aspect of the business model. From how to prepare and serve our menu to how to engage with guests, how to use our best-in-class POS system, how to manage inventory, lead a team, and more, you will learn everything you need to know about how to thrive as an Independent Taco franchise owner. Once you leave training, we will provide you with comprehensive marketing support as well as personalized coaching & development from our leadership team.

Have you invested in technology to help me run my business?

Independent Taco might be the new kid on the block, but we have all of the advantages of a mature franchise system. We’ve invested significantly in the best POS system on the market as well as back-of-house technology to help make the running of your restaurant as easy as possible. We will continue to invest in the latest and greatest technology to support our franchise owners.

Do you offer a discount to veterans?

Yes! We’re proud to offer a 50% discount off of our franchise fee to all qualified veterans. We believe that veterans make exceptional entrepreneurs and we want to help as many veterans as possible thrive as the owners of a street taco franchise. If you’re a veteran, don’t hesitate to reach out and start a conversation. We thank you for your service!

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