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16 Best Taco Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 16 best Taco Franchises you can start in USA:

1. Taco John's Int'l. Inc.

  • Investments $942,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1969
  • Year Franchising Started – 1969
  • Offices – 392

Franchise details: Taco John's Int'l. Inc.
Official site

Family-owned Taco John's has been serving Mexican food from its drive-thrus since 1969. The company is seeking new franchisees in many parts of the US, and offers a variety of venue options, including freestanding, end-cap, and co-development with travel plazas and convenience stores.

Taco John's Sirloin Steak Burritos

2. TacoTime

  • Investments $144,650
  • Year Brand Started – 1960
  • Year Franchising Started – 1961
  • Offices – 274

Franchise details: TacoTime
Official site

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Taco Time founder Ron Fraedrick fell in love with the Mexican cuisine he sampled as he traveled throughout Southern California. Deciding to bring back his newfound taste to his hometown of Eugene, Oregon, Fraedrick opened up the first Taco Time restaurant in 1959. Using spices Fraedrick created himself, the restaurant sold more than 3,500 tacos in its opening weekend. The company opened its first franchise in 1961 and now has franchises in both freestanding and express sites throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Japan and Kuwait. In 2000, the company introduced Brand Renaissance, which includes a facility décor package and updated food mix and packaging, as a renewal of the brand.

Celebrating More Than 50 Years of Freshness at TacoTime

3. Taco Bueno

  • Investments $639,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1967
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 182

Franchise details: Taco Bueno
Official site

In 1967, we opened our doors in Abilene, TX, to share fresh, authentic Mexican food. Now, almost 50 years later, while the other guys have turned to packaged and processed food, we’ve stayed true to our roots by crafting authentic recipes in each of our kitchens. Across more than 180 stores in 7 states, we do things the Bueno way, and our customers taste the difference.

Let’s Talk Tex-Mex | Taco Bueno

4. Mucho Burrito

  • Investments $282,500
  • Franchise fee$25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 104

Franchise details: Mucho Burrito
Official site

Can Mexican food be gourmet? You bet your burrito! And Mucho Burrito is proving it. We hit just the right notes with our made-to-order menu. Just one taste of our hand-rolled burritos, tacos and quesadillas will tell you how much effort we put into our mouth-watering products. And that means more mouth-watering guests to your store!

Mucho Burrito – Mucho Fresh 2017 (15 second)

5. Quesada Burritos & Tacos

  • Investments $209,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 88

Franchise details: Quesada Burritos & Tacos
Official site

Ontario native Steve Gill developed a passion for Mexican food while working as a software developer in Denver. Once back in Canada, he decided to open his own Mexican restaurant, Quesada. The company began franchising in 2010. Quesada's menu offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas and salads with a choice of fillings, including fish, shrimp, chicken, steak, pork, and vegetables.

Discover the Joy of Mex

6. Taco Casa

  • Investments $615,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1972
  • Year Franchising Started – 1972
  • Offices – 77

Franchise details: Taco Casa
Official site

Founder, President, and CEO of Taco Casa, Rod Wilkin knows how important choices are in his life. Rod grew up in Wichita, Kansas where he was a star athlete at his high school lettering in football, basketball and track. Several smaller schools had recruited him out of high school until a chance encounter would forever change his path.

Best Mexican Food in Bali! - Taco Casa

7. Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

  • Investments $483,600
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 2000
  • Offices – 72

Franchise details: Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
Official site

Franchising since 2000, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Salsarita's Fresh Cantina has expanded primarily throughout the eastern half of the U.S. Salsarita's restaurants offer build-your-own burritos, bowls, tacos, salads, nachos, quesadillas, and Mexican pizzas, as well as sides, kid's meals, breakfast items and margaritas.

8. Pancheros Mexican Grill

  • Investments $394,325
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1992
  • Year Franchising Started – 1995
  • Offices – 68

Franchise details: Pancheros Mexican Grill
Official site

Pancheros Mexican Grill franchises offer burritos, bowls, salads, tacos and quesadillas with the customer's choice of fillings. Tortillas are pressed fresh in the store, at the time an order is placed. The first Pancheros was opened by Rodney Anderson in 1992, and franchising began in 1995.

Pancheros Mexican Grill

9. Jimboy's Tacos

  • Investments $375,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1954
  • Year Franchising Started – 1965
  • Offices – 38

Franchise details: Jimboy's Tacos
Official site

For six decades Jimboy’s has been bringing abundance of happiness into peoples’ lives by focusing on ONE THING: Serving our unique "The Jimboy" original ground beef taco.

Jimboy's Tacos

10. Maui Taco

  • Investments $175,120
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1997
  • Year Franchising Started – 1997
  • Offices – 11

Franchise details: Maui Taco
Official site

Recognized by “Nation-s Restaurant News” as a Hot Concept winner, MAUI TACOS® is “Mexican with Mauitude™”. Hawaiian BBQ pork burritos, fresh fish tacos, chicken enchiladas, mango salads, pineapple salsa and coconut flan are just a taste of the itinerary.

Maui Tacos

11. America's Taco Shop

  • Investments $247,350
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 7

Franchise details: America's Taco Shop
Official site

At America's Taco Shop, we offer a dining experience unlike that of your typical quick-service restaurant. To put it simply, we're passionate about good Mexican food. You're not going to find our recipes in a cookbook - we use the same recipes that America's family has perfected in their kitchens for generations.

Taco Tuesday - America's Taco Shop

12. Taco Rico Tex-Mex Café

  • Investments $129,800
  • Franchise fee $24,900
  • Year Brand Started – 1991
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 7

Franchise details: Taco Rico Tex-Mex Cafe
Official site

Taco Rico is more than just a taco place, though. Their extensive menu ranges from tacos and burritos to enchiladas, to fajitas, to lunch specials and combinations. There is something for everyone in the family. It’s quick, it’s convenient, and it’s delicious.

13.  Pedro's Tacos

  • Investments $376,710
  • Franchise fee $10,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1986
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 5

Franchise details: Pedro's Tacos
Official site

Tacos rule the world. Well, not really but they should. The most versatile and delicious food item that you can hold in your hand is the center of the Mexican food trend and for good reason.

Pedro's Tacos - San Clemente, California | Pedro's Tacos by Kristen Kenney

14. Calexico

  • Investments $90,250
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 4

Franchise details: Calexico
Official site

Unlike any brand in the Mexican segment today... Calexico has created a new world, full of loyal fans, with a unique brand experience that one must see, taste and feel to truly understand. More than a restaurant, more than a franchise, more than a compelling business opportunity... Calexico is a real place.

15. Crush Taco

  • Investments $500,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2017
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Crush Taco
Official site

Crush Taco provides a delicious mix of unique Mexican cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The model is fun, trendy, and convenient.

16. The Drunken Taco

  • Investments $30,000

Franchise details: The Drunken Taco
Official site

Perfect flavor combinations, authentic ingredients, and top-notch customer service all translate into one thing: The Drunken Taco.