How much does the Typical Taco Franchise Cost?

Entrepreneurs and Operators

Mexican Restaurant Franchise

At California Tortilla we are actively seeking entrepreneurs and operators with interest in taking that next step into becoming owners of their own taco franchise. If you lack previous restaurant experience, but do possess strong business management and customer service skills you may still qualify to be awarded a burrito fast food franchise.

Burrito Fast Food Franchise

Real estate type and condition and the particular market in which you find yourself are both factors that largely determine the actual cost involved in opening a new franchise.  The range of initial investments for a taco franchise vary from $378k to about $697k. Our financial requirements are based on the availability of $250k in liquid capital, $1M net worth and a high credit score.


Burrito Franchise

The initial investment range for a California Tortilla Mexican food franchise is $378k to $697k. Actual costs will be determined largely by the type and condition of the real estate and the particular market you are in. Accordingly, our financial requirements are based on the availability of $250K in liquid capital, $1M net worth and a high credit score.

If you qualify to being our education process, we will share with you the detailed economics of our business model. You’ll also get the opportunity to speak with our Mexican restaurant Franchise Owners directly about their financial performance. In the meantime, here’s a snippet of our unit economics included in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).




Initial Franchise Fee


Prepaid Rent and Security Deposit

$19,200 – $41,800

Leasehold Improvements

$175,000 – $260,000


$10,000 – $30,000

Furniture and Fixtures

$15,000 – $40,000

Computers and Equipment

$8,700 – $13,200

Restaurant Equipment

$50,000 – $130,000

Initial Inventory and Supplies

$7,500 – $15,000


$12,000 – $16,000


$1,500 – $2,500

Travel and Living Expenses During Training

$0 – $7,500

Insurance Deposits

$2,000 – $3,000

Grand Opening Advertising

$7,500 – $10,000

Miscellaneous Opening Costs

$15,000 – $58,000

Additional Funds (Working Capital)

$15,000 – $30,000


$378,400 – $697,000

The Franchise for You

Mexican Restaurant Franchise

You are not alone in becoming a California Tortilla Franchise Owner.  We are committed to being there and assisting you while you take your first steps into your new investment. We are constantly on the lookout for partners who care deeply about their business, are passionate about providing high quality products and are able to execute our business model flawlessly. If this sounds like you then California Tortilla is the taco franchise for you!

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We fall within the exploding health food sector, now exceeding $1 trillion a year worldwide. California Tortilla’s high quality food appeals to consumers who want  to feel good about how they fuel themselves.

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Consumers are demanding their food not only be delicious and fulfilling, but that is served quickly. Fast Casuals  are proving to be the dominant force in the food industry as consumers lives get busier and busier. 

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When you serve a delicious product quickly and with a smile (like we do at Cal Tort) you’re going to have loyal, happy customers. Happy customers make for happy employees, and that makes for happy Franchise Owners. 

Burrito Franchise


Even during times of economic downturn, the Fast Casual segment remains stable. While consumers cut back on high-end dining, Fast Casuals are more likely to be insulated during periods of recession.

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Healthy and Strategic Growth

Mexican Restaurant Franchise

Burrito fast food franchises continue to experience outstanding financial performance due to incredible demand for high-quality, affordable, quick and delicious food.  Our goal is to make sure all communities and major markets are provided with a California Tortilla as soon as possible along with maintaining healthy and strategic growth.

Interested in our Mexican restaurant franchise opportunities? Learn more about the support offered by our taco franchise!

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