When America Corrales, the co-founder of America's Taco Shop, first came to the U.S. from her native Mexico, her most precious possession was a collection of her mother's hand-written recipes. For years, America only shared these authentic, flavorful Mexican foods with her friends and family. Then in 2008, she opened her first restaurant with her husband, Terry Bortin, and it was an instant smash hit. Now, America's Taco Shops is bringing these bold, hand-crafted recipes to customers nationwide.
Craveable Food. Irresistible Opportunities™
Bringing the authentic taqueria experience to a new generation of diners, America's Taco Shop is unlike your typical fast casual restaurant. Our specialized menu is based on handwritten recipes, perfected and handed-down over generations of real family cooking. Lovingly crafted food deeply tied to its roots is the difference you will taste—and crave!—at America's Taco Shop.
AUTHENTIC: We are proud to be known for our premium carne asada and our authentic spices unique to Mexico's Sinaloa region.
MENU : Our menu features only select, traditional product offerings, rather than a broad and generalized menu.
QUALITY : Everything we serve is prepared fresh daily, using only authentic spices, fresh ingredients and premium products—just as America's mother did when she prepared these dishes for her family.
VALUE : True to home cooking, our menu offers large portions. We also feature daily specials.
DAY-PARTS : From breakfast burritos to Happy Hour specials, customers have many reasons to crave America's Taco Shop from morning to night.
Training & Support
- Diverse customer base
- Strong consumer value
- 20 years of Franchisor experience with skilled and experienced support team
- U.S. territories currently open
- Single and multi-unit deals available
- Average time to open is 9 Months
- Build-out options: End-Cap, In-Line, Free Standing, Non-Traditional, Food Court, Kiosk, Mobile
We are proud of the extensive support provided to our franchisees. From site selection to grand opening assistance, our dedicated support team will assist you throughout your journey to your store opening and beyond.
- Franchise Development: Financing
- Real Estate: Site Selection / Lease Approval
- Pre-Opening: Store Build-Out / Vendors and Equipment / Store Opening Support / Purchasing and Distribution
- Operations Support: R&D / P&D
- Training Ongoing Support: Grand Opening Services / Marketing / Public Relations / Creative Services / and more
Ideal candidates must have a net worth of at least $375,000 and $90,000 in liquidity. Proven leadership skills and a desire for community involvement is required. Prior restaurant experience is preferred.
On average, it could take nine months from the time you begin your journey until the day you open your doors. Below is an outline of the various steps you will encounter along the way.
- Complete Your Application
- Sign Your Franchise Agreement
- Secure Your Location
- Build & Outfit Your Store
- Open Your Store
This is not an offer of a franchise nor is any communication directed by or for Kahala Franchising, L.L.C. (or its agents) to the residents of any jurisdiction that requires registration of a franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No America's Taco Shop® franchise will be sold to any resident of any jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. An offer of a franchise can only be made by a Franchise Disclosure Document. The Franchisor of the America's Taco Shop brand is Kahala Franchising, L.L.C., 9311 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. For Washington residents only: Registration Number is: 80041764.
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