Return on
Investment

You’re ready to start a new chapter in your life. You’re inspired by the rapid growth of the Mexican QSR franchise niche. You’re excited to enhance your community with an upbeat taco restaurant. There’s just one question lingering in the back of your mind: “How much does it cost to invest in R Taco’s fast-casual franchise and start a taqueria”?

Tacos aren’t just for lunch or dinner. Our 3-day-apart fast casual franchise model opens the door for you to reach a broader market of taco enthusiasts. We’re cost-conscious as well. With established vendor relationships for our fresh ingredients that meet the high-quality standards we’re known for, franchisees can keep overhead costs low while enticing guests with our menu of unique, delicious street-style tacos.

Initial Investment For Your
Taco Franchise

Our multi-unit franchise Development Agreements allow franchisees to rapidly expand their taco business opportunities by growing from one location to three — or more. When you sign the Development Agreement, you will pay a development fee equal to 100% of the initial franchise fee for your first taco franchise restaurant ($25,000), plus 50% of the initial franchise fee for each additional restaurant to be developed under the development agreement.

You’ll need the adequate capital to launch your taco franchises while maintaining your standard of living. That’s why we require prospective franchisees to have a minimum of $750,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $1,500,000. A summary of the initial investment for your first and subsequent restaurants is provided below. For more information, please contact us to review our Financial Disclosure Document.

  • Initial start-up costs: $512,425 to $782,540
  • Franchise fees: $25,000 first store + 50% of the initial franchise fee for each additional store
  • Royalty fees: 5% of gross sales

Estimated Initial Investment – Development Agreement

Type of ExpenditureAmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment Is Made
TOTAL$512,425 to $782,540
Development Fee$50,000Lump SumWhen You Sign the Development AgreementUs
Site Selection Assistance$0 to $1,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedUs
First Month's Rent and Security Deposit$3,525 to $5,090As ArrangedAs ArrangedLessor
Deposits$6,000 to $10,000Lump SumPrior to OpeningUtility Companies
Leasehold Improvements$253,000 to $376,000As IncurredAs Arranged with ContractorsLandlord or Contractor
Permits and Licenses$3,000 to $6,950As IncurredPrior to OpeningGoverning Agencies
Architect Fee$15,000 to $25,000As IncurredPrior to OpeningDesignated Architect
Restaurant Design Consulting Services$500 to $1,500As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, and Signage$113,000 to $140,000As IncurredPrior to OpeningApproved Suppliers
Initial & Opening Training Costs$5,000 to $12,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedEmployees and Suppliers
Opening Assistance Costs$3,000 to $11,000As ArrangedAs InvoicedUs
Computer Hardware and Software$12,000 to $24,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Initial Inventory/Supplies$7,400 to $10,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Professional Services$5,000 to $15,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedAccountants, Lawyers, Us, Architect, etc.
Opening Advertising Expenses$10,000 to $15,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Insurance$6,000 to $30,000Monthly or Lump SumPrior to OpeningInsurance Broker
Additional Funds (3 Months)$20,000 to $50,000

Estimated Initial Investment – Development Agreement (Additional Restaurants)

Type of ExpenditureAmountMethod of PaymentWhen DueTo Whom Payment Is Made
TOTAL$482,425 to $757,540
Development Fee$25,000Lump SumWhen You Sign the Development AgreementUs
Site Selection Assistance$0 to $1,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedUs
First Month's Rent and Security Deposit$3,525 to $5,090As ArrangedAs ArrangedLessor
Deposits$6,000 to $10,000Lump SumPrior to OpeningUtility Companies
Leasehold Improvements$253,000 to $376,000As IncurredAs Arranged with ContractorsLandlord or Contractor
Permits and Licenses$3,000 to $6,950As IncurredPrior to OpeningGoverning Agencies
Architect Fee$15,000 to $25,000As IncurredPrior to OpeningDesignated Architect
Restaurant Design Consulting Services$500 to $1,500As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment, and Signage$113,000 to $140,000As IncurredPrior to OpeningApproved Suppliers
Initial & Opening Training Costs$0 to $12,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedEmployees and Suppliers
Opening Assistance Costs$3,000 to $11,000As ArrangedAs InvoicedUs
Computer Hardware and Software$12,000 to $24,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Initial Inventory/Supplies$7,400 to $10,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Professional Services$5,000 to $15,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedAccountants, Lawyers, Us, Architect, etc.
Opening Advertising Expenses$10,000 to $15,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedSuppliers
Insurance$6,000 to $30,000Monthly or Lump SumPrior to OpeningInsurance Broker
Additional Funds (3 Months)$20,000 to $50,000

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