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Taco Bell Canada is proud to announce its ten-year growth plan by adding 600 Mexican restaurant franchises and thousands of jobs nationwide.
Taco Bell Canada is seeking strategic partners who have the capacity to build and manage multiple QSR units, along with operational know-how.
We recognize there are many restaurant franchise opportunities to choose from and you need real value. Taco Bell has instant brand power as the world’s largest Mexican restaurant company, an industry leader in innovation, offers opportunity for growth and gives back to the community.
The Taco Bell brand in Canada, part of Yum! Brands, Inc., started in 1979 with one restaurant in Ontario.
Today, it has grown to over 170 Canadian units in eight provinces, to become the leading Mexican-inspired quick service chain in the country. We serve made-to-order and customizable tacos, burritos, and specialties such as the exclusive Doritos® Locos Tacos, Fries Supreme and a lower calorie Fresco Menu. The company encourages customers to “Live Más,” both through its food and various local community initiatives. Taco Bell has instant brand recognition as the world’s largest Mexican-inspired restaurant company serving 36 million customers each week in over 7,000 restaurants across the globe.
Live Más is more than just a tagline; it’s a way of life at Taco Bell. Más is doing more and expecting more. Más is giving more. Más is living life and getting a little more out of every day. That’s the spirit that drove Glen Bell when he started Taco Bell in 1962, and that spirit lives at the heart of our fast food franchise organization today. We passionately serve food and create experiences that help people get a little more out of their day (and night).
+ What are the initial franchise fee and royalty fees?
We are currently seeking only area developer franchisees who have the capacity to build and manage multiple QSR units, along with operational know-how.
For a Taco Bell restaurant franchise unit, the estimated total investment ranges between $1MM - $1.6MM (size dependent & excluding real property).
Initial Franchise Fee: $51,200* USD (plus applicable taxes)
On-Going Royalty Fee: 6% of Gross Sales
Marketing: 4.7% of Gross Sales (Managed by the Franchisee National Advertising Council). 1% Local Store Marketing.
*US CPI indexed, adjusted annually.
+ Where are we growing?
Taco Bell has fantastic franchise opportunities for experienced leaders looking to open new locations across Canada. Contact us to learn more about current opportunities and availability.
+ Who is the ideal candidate?
Passion for Taco Bell
Commitment to long-term investment, strategic fit, commitment to our culture with strong recognition mindset
Hospitality/Retail Experience
Operational know-how, capacity to acquire experienced restaurant operators, capacity to secure prime real estate
Organizational Excellence
Capacity to build & manage multiple units, dedicated leadership & management infrastructure
Financial Excellence
The financial requirements vary depending on the method of acquisition
Capability to open 5+ restaurants
+ Do I need previous restaurant or franchising experience to become a Taco Bell Mexican franchise owner?
A Taco Bell franchisee must either have restaurant experience or partner with an operator who has restaurant experience.
+ Is Taco Bell offering single and multi-unit restaurant franchise opportunities?
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+ What type of support will I receive as a new Taco Bell franchisee?
Taco Bell believes that support to new franchisees is the foundation to building your multi-unit Mexican-inspired restaurant franchise business. As you enter the Taco Bell franchise system, you will receive support in three primary areas of emphasis:
Establishing key contacts
Building your restaurant
Setting you up for success
+ Does Taco Bell offer financing?
Taco Bell does not provide financing, however, we do provide a list of banks/financing institutions that have expressed an interest in lending to Taco Bell franchisees.
+ How soon can I expect my Taco Bell Mexican food franchise to open?
Generally, once your site has been approved through the internal site registration process and you have signed your lease/purchase agreement, construction of a Taco Bell QSR franchise takes approximately 4 months.
+ Where are Taco Bell Mexican franchises generally located?
Taco Bell restaurants are located throughout the country as freestanding units, endcaps, and power center units.
+ Will I have a protected territory?
Franchisees do not have protected territories.
+ Will I receive guidance on purchasing restaurant equipment and supplies?
Yes, the UPGC (United Purchasing Group of Canada) is located at the Taco Bell Restaurant Support Center. You will work with them on standards and specifications regarding furnishings, equipment and approved suppliers.
+ Will I receive assistance in planning a Taco Bell Grand Opening?
Yes, Taco Bell will assist the franchisee in developing a successful Grand Opening Plan for the New Mexican fast food franchise.
Complete the “Request More Info” form, and someone from our franchise development team will follow-up with you shortly.