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Del Taco

With over 400 franchise restaurants across the country, Del Taco is the second largest Mexican/American chain in the United States.

What Does a Del Taco Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Del Taco, you'll need to have at least $500,000 in liquid capital. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans ($499 training fee is waived for any veteran). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $500,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?


Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: $499 training fee is waived for any veteran

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 580+
Year Founded: 1964

A Fresh Franchise Opportunity!

Del Taco first opened its doors in 1964, when Ed Hackbarth's taco stand and hamburger stand combined to serve guests quality and fresh Mexican and American favorites. Today, Del Taco is the second largest quick-service restaurant concept in the Mexican category with over 580 restaurants in 15 states. In June of 2015, Del Taco was acquired by Levy Acquisition Corp. and began being traded on the NASDAQ with the ticker symbol of TACO. This transition into a public company poises Del Taco Restaurants Inc. for tremendous growth as well as a strong national competitor and a continued leader in the QSR+ space.

The MQSR category is one of the fastest growing industry segments, and Del Taco attracts a broad customer base across age groups, income levels and demographics, by providing popular Mexican menu items such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas with American favorites like hamburgers, crinkle cut fries and shakes.

What sets Del Taco apart from the competition is that the brand delivers fresh, quality food on par with the Fast Casual segment but served at the speed and price of a Quick Service Restaurant. Consumers gravitate to "better" quick-service restaurants, which has transformed the industry and has created a subset of "QSR-Plus."

With a menu featuring made-to-order items made with fresh ingredients, an unbeatable Buck and Under value menu and a focus on product innovation, Del Taco successfully meets guests' evolving tastes and demands for quality food served at a great value.

As one of the nation's leading QSR brands within the Mexican segment, Del Taco's potential for growth is tremendous. Our average unit volumes rank among the highest within the Mexican food segment of the quick serve industry. When Del Taco expands into new markets, it is remarkable how many consumers are familiar with the brand, know the menu and remember the last time they ate at Del Taco. It's no surprise Del Taco outperforms competitors. As you contemplate your potential business venture, take advantage of this opportunity to leverage the Del Taco Brand, smart systems and history of success.

Growth of Epic Proportions

With over 50 years of proven success, Del Taco is growing its franchise and company-owned restaurant presence and continues to operate more than half of the system's restaurants, which provides the brand with a true understanding of the right business model and the right location. Backed by a strong Franchise Development team, Del Taco is aggressively seeking qualified franchisees to grow in existing and new markets across the country.

With an experienced, trusted leadership team and a proven business model that sets up our franchisees for success, Del Taco is prepared to combine your passion and expertise with a brand on the move. With a Del Taco expanding rapidly across the country and offering exclusive development territories available throughout the U.S. for qualified candidates, the time is now to contact Del Taco to discuss your area of interest.

Reasons To Invest

It's the perfect time for your next bold business opportunity, and Del Taco is focused on providing an UnBelievable franchise for you. As one of the nation's leading Mexican QSR brands with a nearly 50 year history, it is aggressively expanding across the US and seeking experienced multi-unit restaurant operators.

  • Average unit sales of $1,511,379 million
  • Industry Leading YOY comparable restaurant sales growth
  • Positioned for growth with a compelling QSR+ Proposition: Quick Service Value + Fast Casual Quality
  • Leader in the growing Mexican Quick Service Category
  • Menu of venues for flexible real estate development
  • Extensive training and support along with appealing and effective marketing programs
  • Experienced, trusted leadership team and strong company financials
  • Broad consumer base appeal with innovative, fresh menu offerings at a great value
  • Strong, proven operations and marketing support for more than 580 restaurants in 15 states
  • Corporate store ownership and development means we have "skin in the game" and understand what's important to our franchise partners - bottom line profits, not just top line sales!
  • Innovative multi-platform marketing campaigns that speak to today's consumers
  • Exclusive development territories available across the country**
  • Incentive programs available for new market development, veterans and minorities


Del Taco is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Interested parties should have at least $500,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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