Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

The Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe is a Mediterranean restaurant franchise based in Alabama. The brand was established in 1998 by Keith and Amy Richards, who founded Taziki's after going to Greece and discovering small-table Mediterranean cafes. Since it began franchising in 2013 after partnering with Fresh Hospitality, Taziki's has expanded to 100 locations -with plans for more - across 16 states. Franchisees benefit from a proven model, multiple revenues (gift cards, catering, online ordering), and a feel-good product. Ideal candidates should align with the brand's mission and value customer service. Candidates also preferably have previous restaurant operator experience. Qualified candidates should have a net worth of at least $1.5 million and $500,000 in liquid assets.  

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Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe


Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The U.S. offers a world of food that people can enjoy, including Mediterranean. An option to consider is the Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchise. The brand was founded in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1998 by Keith and Amy Richards, who went to Greece and discovered small-table Mediterranean cafes. Since it began franchising in 2013 after partnering with Fresh Hospitality, Taziki's has expanded to 100 locations across 16 states. Franchise owners with Taziki's benefit from a proven business model, multiple revenue streams (gift cards, catering, online ordering), and a feel-good product. Franchise candidates should be passionate about customer service and providing product. They should also be aligned with the brand's values, which include being involved in the community and connecting with people and collaborating with team members. The brand is on a mission to combine great food with meaningful connections. 
Franchisees also benefit from support and training. You can expect an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about the business. During the classroom and on-the-job instruction, you'll learn about hiring, the brand's history, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more.The franchisor also provides site selection and grand opening assistance. Support and training are ongoing. The brand stands out because of its use of technology; there are few parts of the brand that aren't driven and powered by technology. On the heels of its 100th store opening, Taziki's wants to expand across the country with quality and qualified franchise partners. The brand offers leadership advancement opportunities to staff and franchise partners when they deserve to be rewarded.

Company Details

Headquarters: Birmingham, AL 35243
Canada: No
International: No 
B2B: No
Absentee: No 
Mobile/home-based: No
Founded: 1998
First franchise: 2013
Exclusive territory: Yes


Support and Training Offered By Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

You can expect an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about the business. During the classroom and on-the-job instruction, you'll learn about hiring, the brand's history, food prep, marketing and advertising, and more.The franchisor also provides site selection and grand opening assistance. Support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Franchise.

What does a Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Franchise Cost?

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchise fees for 2024:

Net worth Requirement: $1,500,000 
Cash: $500,000
Royalty fee: 4%
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Initial Investment: $473,000 - $934,000

Is Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe 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 Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe a Home Based franchise?

No. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchisees make. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Looking for International franchisees?

No. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Franchises for Sale

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