Cantina Laredo

The Cantina Laredo franchise is a Mexican food concept with a menu that is inspired by the classic tastes of Mexico City. The brand was founded in 1984 and began franchising in 2003. Since that time, it has expanded to dozens of locations across the country. The franchise's menu includes burritos, tacos, fajitas, and more. The ideal candidate for the franchise is passionate about great customer service and being part of the community. You will also enjoy additional revenue streams with catering and online orders. Your initial investment is between $1,860,000 - $2,565,000. Veterans are also incentivized to invest with a 10% discount on the franchise fee. 

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Cantina Laredo Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


One of the best aspects of living in the U.S. is the world of food that is available. According to Google trends, Mexican food is one of the top international selections Americans want to eat. If you want to cash in on the international food craze, look no further than the Cantina Laredo franchise. This Mexican food concept offers customers classic food with the flavors of Mexico City. The franchise's menu includes burritos, tacos, fajitas, and more. The brand was founded in 1984 and began franchising in 2003. Since that time, the Mexican food concept has expanded to dozens of locations across the country. Cantina Laredo is looking for candidates that are passionate about customer service and being a fun place for the community to meet up and eat great food. As a franchisee, you will enjoy additional revenue streams with catering and online orders. You can also become a multi-unit franchisee with an exclusive territory. 
As a franchisee, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You will also be provided site selection and buildout assistance, grand opening assistance, marketing tools, and operational assistance during your time with the franchise. The ideal franchise location is in an area with 15,000 or more households. These household should have ab income that is above $125,000. The location should be a high visibility end cap or a freestanding location that is approximately 6,500 square feet. Your initial investment is between $1,860,000 - $2,565,000 and you franchise fee is $50,000. Consider this Mexican food franchise today.

Company Details

Headquarters: Dallas, TX
Founded: 1984
First franchise: 2003
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Home-based: No

Support and Training Offered By Cantina Laredo

You can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You will also be provided site selection and buildout assistance, grand opening assistance, marketing tools, and operational assistance during your time with the franchise. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cantina Laredo Franchise.

What does a Cantina Laredo Franchise Cost?

Cantina Laredo franchise fees for 2024:

Veterans incentive: Yes
Initial Investment: $1,860,000 - $2,565,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Cash Requirement: $250,000

Is Cantina Laredo a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Cantina Laredo 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 Cantina Laredo a Home Based franchise?

No. Cantina Laredo is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cantina Laredo Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Cantina Laredo Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cantina Laredo franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Cantina Laredo Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Cantina Laredo franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cantina Laredo Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cantina Laredo franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Cantina Laredo's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Cantina Laredo Franchises for Sale

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