California Tortilla

California Tortilla is Mexican re-imagined. What makes California Tortilla unique is the simple premise that we are serious about food, but not too serious about ourselves.

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California Tortilla

California Tortilla Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


Chef-Inspired, Great Food: Made in small batches throughout the day, with the best ingredients we can source! Our food is the winner of numerous awards: "Best Mexican" by readers of Washingtonian Magazine, "Best Taco" by readers of Washingtonian Magazine, "Best Burrito" by readers of Washingtonian Magazine, "Best Vegetarian Food" by the Washingtonian Magazine and "Best Cheap Eats" from AOL City Guide. Innovation and a broad menu selection are what sets us apart!

Proven System & Successful Concept: We have 45 units open across 7 states and 3 international locations in Qatar.

Excellent Unit Economics: $1,072,429 AUV.

Marketing & Advertising: Our marketing team works to provide our franchise owners with all the tools and process to help you reach your sales goals and build vast brand awareness in their community. Through a variety of channels, we work directly with them to identify the best marketing mix to ensure they have solid a ROI.

Ongoing Coaching & Support: We are incredibly passionate about this business and we strongly believe that our success lies in coaching and empowering our franchise owners on an ongoing basis. Their own personal development as an entrepreneur will reflect in the success of the entire California Tortilla brand.

Company Details

Established: 2002
First Unit Franchised: 2003
Franchised Units Awarded: 69
Company Owned Units: 4
States Registered: Maryland, New York, Virginia, Florida, Michigan  

We are not available in North Dakota, South Dakota, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois,  Minnesota, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By California Tortilla

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: No
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training:?Our initial training program typically takes three weeks and consists of 37 hours in a classroom and 163 on-the-job training. Owners will learn about store management, employee training and development, marketing, our POS system, catering, financial management, and food preparation.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a California Tortilla Franchise.

What does a California Tortilla Franchise Cost?

California Tortilla franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $250,000
Total Investment: $378,400-$697,000
Minimum Net Worth: $1,000,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000-$125,000
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 2% of Net Sales
Average Number of Employees: 10
Item 19: Yes
SBA Approved: Yes
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is California Tortilla a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. California Tortilla is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is California Tortilla a Home Based franchise?

No. California Tortilla is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do California Tortilla Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much California Tortilla franchisees make. California Tortilla offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is California Tortilla a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. California Tortilla is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does California Tortilla Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. California Tortilla franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does California Tortilla Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. California Tortilla franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is California Tortilla Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. California Tortilla franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is California Tortilla Looking for International franchisees?

No. California Tortilla franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


California Tortilla Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing California Tortilla franchises for sale. We may have California Tortilla franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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