Taco Bell

After leaving the Marine Corps at 23, Glen Bell came home to San Bernardino, California, where he opened a hot dog stand. But his real interest was in alternative menu items. Thus, he began selling tacos for 19 cents from a side window of the hot dog stand. When the tacos proved as popular, he started opening Taco Tia stands where tacos were the stars of the menu. In 1962, Bell sold the Taco Tia brand to his partners and opened the first Taco Bell in Downey, California. The company began franchising just two short years later. Today, Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., which also franchises KFC and Pizza Hut. There are Taco Bell locations throughout the world.

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Taco Bell Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

The fast food giant has over 7,567 locations around the world. Taco Bell,  which is operated by Yum! Brands, has made a significant name for itself as the largest taco and burrito chain in the world. The quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise has grown to dominate the market for Mexican-inspired fast food through a strategy of low prices, creative promotions, constant menu experimentation, and, in recent years, its irreverent social media presence. Taco Bell serves 42 million customers each week through in its restaurants, approximately 90% of which are franchised. The company spent the 2010’s focusing on ways to expand the brand by appealing to a wider audience. For example, the company began in 2014 by trying to break into the fast-casual and metropolitan markets. The company did this by creating U.S. Taco Company and Urban Taproom, a restaurant that was geared toward a different demographic with alcoholic offerings. Additionally, it opened in Huntington Beach, California in August of 2014, but would be closed just one year later; however, the location was shut down permanently in September of 2015, allowing Taco Bell to focus on their next project. The requirements they have for candidates include  financial strength because starting a restaurant takes a large amount of capital and those candidates who do not have the monetary footing to make it happen are obviously not good choices for franchisees. Thus, Taco Bell requires each applicant to have a minimum net worth of $1.5 million. On top of their net worth, they must also have at least $750,000 available in liquid income.

Company Details

Founded 1962
Canada Yes
International Yes

Support and Training Offered By Taco Bell

The Taco Bell franchise offers On-The-Job Training that lasts 400 hours, as well as Classroom Training that lasts for 8 hours. Additionally, the company offers on-going training and marketing support. In terms of financing options, 
Taco Bell has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Taco Bell Franchise.

What does a Taco Bell Franchise Cost?

Taco Bell franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Franchise Fee $25,000 - $45,000
Initial Investment $575,600 - $3,370,100
Net Worth Requirement $1,500,000
Cash Requirement $750,000
Royalty Fee 5.5%
Ad Royalty Fee 4.25%
Term of Agreement 25 years
Is franchise term renewable? No

Is Taco Bell a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Taco Bell 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 Taco Bell a Home Based franchise?

No. Taco Bell is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Taco Bell Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Taco Bell Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Taco Bell franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Taco Bell Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Taco Bell franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

Taco Bell Franchises for Sale

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