Taco John’s Offers Flexible Site and Building Options
Our taco franchise makes it easier to start generating revenue with multiple site designs that optimize building costs and make the most of your location
Not all taco franchises are created equal, and not all franchise locations are, either. That’s why Taco John’s Mexican franchise offers multiple building plans that are designed to maximize revenue potential, keep building costs low and help our franchisees take advantage of a wide variety of locations.
With over 60% of revenue coming in through the drive-thru window, Taco John’s has created restaurant designs to optimize drive-thru performance no matter what kind of site you ultimately choose. We reduced the size of the dining room and overall footprint in some types of location to enhance the drive-thru service. Multi-unit owners will likely use a mix of these buildings to take advantage of the best real estate options in different trade areas. Here’s a look at the designs.
Signature T16 Prototype
The Signature T16 layout represents our traditional freestanding restaurant. These sites are typically developed near convenience retail, other QSR restaurants and daytime employment centers.
|Site and Demographic Characteristics|
|Lot Size: .6 to .9 acres||High Visibility, Excellent Accessibility|
|Building Size: 1,575 to 2,100 sq. ft.||Population: Minimum 15,000|
|Drive-Thru Access and 40-56 Seats||Nearby Daytime Employees: Minimum 5,000|
|Parking ratio: 1 space for every 2 seats||Minimum 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 is an ideal co-development partner for convenience stores and travel plazas. Our flexible layouts can be adapted to a variety of site configurations, and our high quality Mexican menu provides an alternative to the usual burgers and sandwiches. In addition, we serve all dayparts: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and late-night.
|Drive-Thru Access||Shared Seating Can Be Accommodated|
|Minimum 100,000 Gallons Monthly Fuel Sales.||Sign Panel on Front Pole Sign|
|Minimum $30,000 Monthly Inside Sales||DOT 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
In mature or fully developed areas where freestanding development is not an option, we can provide an end cap design with a drive-thru option. These end cap sites are ideally situated in front of big-box retailers, grocery-anchored centers and other similar venues.
|End Cap Units|
|Layouts as small as 1500 square feet||Drive-thru access required|
|Seating capacity of more than 40 seats||High traffic areas|
Taco John’s also has alternative designs to locate a taco franchises in a variety of non-traditional sites including malls, airports, military bases and university settings. Our full-menu kitchen can be adapted to fit in as little as 675 square feet.