Capital Tacos

Capital Tacos provides the most flavorful and delicious, scratch made Tex-Mex cuisine, served quickly and affordably.

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Capital Tacos


Capital Tacos Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Low Barrier of Entry In A Booming Industry: By focusing on what the guest cares about and leaving out the costly additions, Capital Tacos has a considerably low initial investment in the Tex-Mex restaurant space. Our investment starts at only $210K for a brick-and-mortar location, $221K for a static trailer, and $129K for an event trailer.

Noteworthy Economics: Our 2022 FDD shows $1.2M in Average Revenues with a Gross Profit of $940K across our corporate brick-and-mortar locations. We expect the fixed trailers to perform exceptionally well and can't wait to share those numbers during validation.

Multiple Business Models: At Capital Tacos, we offer Franchise Owners three different business models to operate. They can choose between a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a static trailer, or a mobile event trailer. The benefits of this flexibility mean different investment levels for Owners and the ability to build an empire of Capital Tacos in one area!

Authentic, Superior Product: Every item on our menu is made from scratch and grilled to order. From starters to munch on to award-winning flavor profiles and inventive meals that don't follow the rules, there is something for everyone at Capital Tacos.

Unique, Quirky Culture: At Capital Tacos, we like to have fun and break the rules while remaining authentic and genuine. Over the past few years, we have created a 'cult-like' following, partly because of the quirky authenticity of the brand that guests enjoy and want to be a part of. We offer a dining experience you can't find anywhere else, including chalk walls, old-fashioned pinball machines, bottle cap art, and even hanging chairs in the bathrooms.

All Star Support Team: While we might be new to franchising, our support team is not at all new to the industry. In fact, our Franchise Owners will be supported and mentored by a team of experts who have held roles at Krispy Kreme, Checkers, Cava, Chipotle, Taco Bell, and more!

Company Details

Established: 2013

First Unit Franchised: 2022

Franchised Units: 8

Company Owned Units: 13

States Registered In: All Except HI, IL, MD, MN, NY, ND, RI, SD, WA,

Canada Franchises: No

International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Capital Tacos

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: No

Our initial training program consists of 38 - 52 hours in a classroom and 65 - 88 hours on the job in Tampa, FL. During training, we cover the eight pillars of running a thriving location, our software system, food preparation, recipes, safety, managing employees, opening and closing responsibilities, and more. By the end of this robust training, Franchise Owners should have all the tools they need to open and succeed with their location.

Ongoing Support

We assist in site selection and lease negotiation, especially when trying to find our new Franchise Owners second-generation real estate. We also assist with vendor introductions and have a dedicated team member on payroll that assists with everything they need to open. One of our co-founders will act as their business coach post-opening, and the rest of the team is always available for any specific needs.  


We provide our Franchise Owners with, and train them on, how to use a local marketing playbook and associated assets. Our corporate team also runs the entire digital component for them, creating and managing their social presence and running digital ads and campaigns on their behalf. They will also be integrated with the brand's overall marketing calendar initiatives, limited-time offers, etc.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Capital Tacos Franchise.

What does a Capital Tacos Franchise Cost?

Capital Tacos franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $100,000

Total Investment:  $137,950 - $447,200

Minimum Net Worth: $150,000

Franchise Fee: $49,000

Royalty: 6%

Ad: 2.50%

Item 19: Yes

Average Number of Employees: 5

Visa Candidates: Yes

Passive Ownership: Yes

Home-Based: No

B2B: No

Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Capital Tacos a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Capital Tacos 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 Capital Tacos a Home Based franchise?

No. Capital Tacos is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Capital Tacos Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Capital Tacos a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Capital Tacos is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Capital Tacos Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Capital Tacos franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Capital Tacos Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Capital Tacos franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Capital Tacos Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Capital Tacos franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Capital Tacos Looking for International franchisees?

No. Capital Tacos franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Capital Tacos's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Capital Tacos Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Capital Tacos franchises for sale. We may have Capital Tacos 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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