The Franchise Times Top 200+ Features California Tortilla as #427

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Mexican Food Franchise

What is California Tortilla?

In 1995, business partners Alan Cohen and Pam Felix opened a fast casual, Mexican food restaurant together in Bethesda, Maryland. Today, California Tortilla has expanded around the East Coast of the United States along with select international sites. In addition to traditional stand-alone restaurants, California Tortilla can often be found in airports – occasionally under the name Burrito Elito. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland.


  • Global Sales: $40,713,776
  • US Units: 43
  • International Units: 2
  • Total Units: 45
  • Percent Franchised: 89%
  • % International Units: 4%
  • US Franchised Units: 38
  • International Franchised Units: 2


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