Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine 2013 Buyer's Guide - Page 34

MULTI-UNIT Buyer’s Guide FOOD SITE LOCATION Assistance Del Taco employs sophisticated demographic and analytical tools to guide new markets and site selection. Del Taco provides education on the real estate development process, including real estate broker selection, site selection, construction management and equipment vendors. The preferred location is a major signalized intersection or adjacent to the main entrance of anchored centers. OPPORTUNITY Description The Nation’s No. 2 Mexican quick serve chain, Del Taco first opened in 1964 serving up freshly prepared Mexican menu items such as tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, and American favorites including burgers, fries and shakes. With high quality ingredients such as freshly grated cheddar cheese, hand-made salsa, slow-cooked lard-free beans and marinated chicken grilled daily, Del Taco’s core menu focus is on value that delivers great taste for more than 3.5 million customers a week. Restaurants are open 24-hours, have drivethru’s and serve breakfast. With consistently strong sales and growth capabilities, Del Taco has grown to more than 550 locations in 17 states. Demographics D  el Taco’s target customers are between 18 - 49 and seek great food and variety for a good value in a convenient location. O  ur Mexican and American menu appeals to a broad consumer audience, offering something for every age and appetite. 29 Fast Franchise Facts Franchising Since: 1990 Multi-Unit Franchisee Operating Units: 40% Total Franchise Operating Units: 252 Company Operating Units: 298 Capital Investment: $350,000 - $1,100,000 Franchise Fee (per unit): $35,000 Royalty Fee (per unit): 5% Advertising Fee (per unit): 4% Earnings Claims: Yes Build-Out Options: Free-standing or end cap with drive thru, conversion, food court, c-stores Available Territories: West, Southwest, Southeast and Midwestern States Contact Laura Tanaka of Del Taco LLC | Director Franchise Development (949) 462-7379 25521 Commercentre Drive, Suite 200 Lake Forest, California 92630 MULTI-UNIT BUYER’S GUIDE 2013 Rankings Del Taco consistently ranks in the top 50 chains by QSR Magazine and is among the NRN Top 100 chains. Del Taco’s great tasting food and quality service continue to be recognized by consumers and industry publications. Qualifications D  el Taco seeks a minimum net worth of $1,000,000 and minimum liquidity of $500,000. Franchisee or Operating Partner with restaurant management experience; Operator is an equity partner of at l east 10%; Operator resides in the desired market and has local market knowledge. Desire for multi-unit development of 2 or more. Dedication to operational excellence.