FAQs
Q: How do I receive my food products and supplies?
A: Taco John’s International, Inc. has negotiated with numerous national suppliers on behalf of our Franchisees to get good quality, service and competitive purchase prices.

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Q: How long does it take to open a Taco John’s Restaurant?
A: From the date the Franchise Agreement is signed, it takes approximately six to nine months. But that is subject to availability of land, local permits and licenses, weather and other local conditions.

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Q: How much is the monthly Royalty Fee?
A: The monthly royalty fee is four percent (4%).

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Q: How will I handle my accounting and reporting needs?
A: Taco John’s International, Inc. will supply you with the necessary information and/or required formats for setting up your accounting systems, preparing your financial statements and submitting timely reports. You will probably want to retain an accountant/bookkeeper to assist you

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Q: To summarize, what is my total estimated initial investment?
A: Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000. Total estimated initial investment ranges from $326,000 to $1,071,000 (without land).
This franchise offer is not available to residents of Hawaii, Maryland, or Rhode Island. Franchise offering is by prospectus only.

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Q: What are the financial requirements?
A: In order to qualify for a single Taco John's location; you, or your partnership, must have $350K in documentable liquid assets and a net worth in excess of $500K. For multi-unit agreements, the financial requirements are tiered based on the size of the proposed commitment.

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Q: What do I get for my franchise fee and royalties?
A: You will receive:
  • Use of the Taco John’s brand name, systems, logo and store design.
  • A comprehensive Taco John’s Management Training Program designed to prepare you for daily operation of a Taco John’s Restaurant. Travel and lodging expenses are not included in the fee.
  • Site Selection Support.
  • Construction & design support. Conceptual floor plans and site plans are provided. These must be sealed by an approved architect before submitting them to local government entities.
  • Franchise development support and a step-by-step guide through the process of new-store layout, ordering of equipment, furniture and fixtures.
  • Support and training assistance in pre-opening and opening.
  • Ongoing support from: Taco John’s Franchise Business Consultants, the Taco John’s Research & Development Department, Purchasing & Distribution Department and marketing support and assistance for local store and media marketing.

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Q: What is the monthly Advertising & Marketing Fee?
A: Currently, a minimum of three percent (3%) of Net Sales is required for the Advertising Media Fund and a mandatory contribution of one-half of one percent (.5%) of Net Sales goes to the Advertising Production Fund.
"Net Sales" are the total receipts from all sales of the restaurant, but do not include sales tax or equivalent taxes

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Q: What makes Taco John’s different?
A: We are a privately owned franchisor, and all but a few of the restaurants in the chain are owned and operated by independent franchisees. Our menu items set us apart based on our larger portion sizes, variety, authenticity, attention to quality, West-Mex® flavors and fresh preparation.

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Q: What training does the Franchisee(s) and Management Team need?
A: We prefer that our franchisees are hands-on and highly involved in their new business. We require both the franchisee and management to successfully complete our training program. This includes four weeks of intense training at our Cheyenne Franchise Support Center and at one of our training restaurants. Each location must have at least two certified managers.

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Q: What type of experience do I need to run a Taco John’s Restaurant?
A: Any prior experience in business management is helpful. Knowledge of food service is also very helpful. We can teach you the Taco John’s food business, but the most important personal assets for a franchisee are organizational skills, people skills, work ethic, enthusiasm, and adherence to the systems, standards and specifications of Taco John’s

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Q: Where do I go from here?
A: Complete the franchise application online. (NOTE: This franchise offer is not available to residents of Hawaii, Maryland or Rhode Island.)

Then send it to:
Taco John's, Franchise Support Center
Franchise Development
808 W. 20th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001.

If you have more questions, please feel free to call: (307) 772-3949

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