Taco John’s® Climbs the Entrepreneur Magazine’s 45th Annual Franchise 500® List

Iconic Mexican QSR Franchise Jumps 10 Spots in Ranking for 2024

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Taco John’s International Inc. (Taco John’s®) announced today that it made the Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. This marks the 30th year the Mexican quick-service franchise has been ranked on the prestigious list. 

The ranking achieved by Taco John’s highlights the successful growth made by the brand in the past year. In 2023 alone, Taco John’s opened 16 new locations in 2023 and has 8 stores in development, bringing the brand’s total number of locations to 370 open or in development in communities across the United States.

“It’s an honor to be recognized in the Franchise 500® list for the 30th year in a row,” said Chief Operating Officer Mark Kocer. “This ranking reflects the dedication of the Taco John’s® team and our resilient franchise owners. We’re eager to expand into new Midwest markets and share our successful business model with potential franchise owners. This ranking kicks off the year on a high note, setting the stage for a year of continued growth.”

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“This 45th annual Franchise 500® list is a celebration of innovation, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit. Each franchise recognized exemplifies the ability to navigate challenges and adapt to the ever-evolving business landscape,” said Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer. “These brands showcase the essence of successful franchising, and we’re excited to spotlight their achievements and contributions to the entrepreneurial realm.”

Over the last 45 years since its first release, the Franchise 500® list has become a competitive measure for franchisors and a principal research tool for those interested in franchising. Taco John’s® position on the list is symbolic of its success as a franchise company.

To view Taco John’s in the full ranking visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be found in the January/February 2023 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands.

To learn more about Taco John’s, visit: www.tacojohns.com.

For more information about Taco John’s® franchise opportunity, visit: https://tacojohnsfranchise.com

About Taco John’s

What started out as a single taco stand in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1969 has grown into nearly 400 quick-service Mexican restaurants across 23 states. Originators of Taco Tuesday and home of the famous Potato Olés®, Taco John’s prides itself on a unique menu that features high-quality ingredients such as its Fried Chicken Tacos, Meat and Potato Breakfast Burritos, and its ValuEST menu where items are $2, $3, or $4.

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Abbie Bond

All Points Public Relations

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