You may think that fast-casual brands are only burgers and pizza. But a unique emerging brand to consider is the Churrito Loco franchise. While the brand specializes in churros, its menu includes Churro Funnel Cakes, Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches, Churro Ice Cream Cones, and more. Churrito Loco was founded in 2017 in the Moreno Valley in California. While the churro is heavily enjoyed in Latin America, people in the U.S. can't seem to get enough of the crunchy, sweet treat. The business is innovative and tries to stay ahead of the curve by doing things like integrating Hot Cheetos into its meals to help spice them up. Franchisees are provided with a storefront and an exclusive territory that’s the lesser of a three-mile radius or a population of 30,000. This also decreases your competition since you'll be the only representative in your territory. You will also be provided with great support and training.
In terms of support and training, you can expect a comprehensive training program that will prepare you with everything you need to know about the business. This includes sales, hiring, food preparation, and more. The training and support are ongoing. Customers and franchisees appreciate that the restaurants are clean, and the ingredients are fresh. In terms of an initial investment, you can expect it to range between $166,700 to $253,600. The initial franchise fee is $35,000, and the royalties are 5.5%. The brand has grown to two locations in California, and the ideal candidate is passionate about customer service and can follow a proven model.