What Are Our Land and Building Options?

Taco John’s QSR franchise offers four designs that maximize revenue, keep down building costs

Taco John’s QSR franchise offers four building plans that are designed to maximize revenue potential, keep building costs low, and help franchisees take advantage of a variety of locations. Over 60% of our revenue comes in through the drive-thru window, so Taco John’s has designed restaurants to optimize drive-thru performance while reducing the size of the dining room and overall footprint. Multi-unit owners will likely use a mix of these buildings to take advantage of the best real estate options in different parts of town. Here’s a look at the designs.

Signature T16 Prototype

T16 Model in Fremont Nebraska

The Signature T16 layout is our traditional freestanding restaurant. Locations in close proximity to convenience retail, other quick service restaurants and daytime employment centers are preferred.

Site and Demographic Characteristics 
Lot Size: .6 to .9 acresHigh Visibility, Excellent Accessibility
Building Size: 1,575 to 2,100 sq. ft.Population: Minimum 15,000
Drive-Thru Access and 40-56 SeatsNearby Daytime Employees: Minimum 5,000
Parking ratio: 1 space for every 2 seatsMinimum Household Income: $45,000

We will consider other factors when reviewing trade areas and sites that do not meet the minimum criteria.

Co-development design with C-stores and Travel Plazas

Taco John's at a Stinker convenience store location.

Taco John’s is the ideal co-development partner for the petroleum industry. Flexible layouts can be adapted to your site, and our QSR Mexican menu provides an alternative to the standard burger, chicken and sandwich fare; plus we deliver all day parts: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack occasions.

Location Characteristics 
Drive-Thru AccessShared Seating Can Be Accommodated
Minimum 100,000 Gallons Monthly Fuel Sales.Sign Panel on Front Pole Sign
Minimum $30,000 Monthly Inside SalesDOT Sign Access for Highway Locations

“I operate three Taco John’s restaurants in convenience stores, and it is a great combination. Our customers like the convenience of one-stop shopping and the c-store customers like the variety of our menu. We will definitely do more.”

— Ted Miller, franchisee in South Dakota

End Cap design

Taco John's end-cap building

For high-traffic areas where traditional freestanding development is not an option, we also have an end cap with drive-thru option to be developed in front of big-box retailers, grocery anchored centers, and other venues.

End Cap Units 
Layouts as small as 1500 square feetDrive-thru access required
Seating capacity of more than 40 seatsHigh traffic areas

Non-traditional locations

We also have alternatives for non-traditional opportunities in malls, airports, military bases and college/university settings. Our full menu kitchen can fit in as little as 675 square feet.

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