Are you searching for a list of the best burrito franchises to own from this year?
At Del Taco, we understand it can be difficult to pick just one because there are so many options to choose from.
In this article, we’ll take a look at ten of the best burrito franchises to own in no particular order.
We simply had to put ourselves on this list because of our freshly prepared menu, streamlined restaurant prototypes, and franchise opportunities in existing and untapped markets.
Since 1964, Del Taco has been serving freshly prepared, craveable food at an unbeatable value. This rare combination is one of the reasons we are the second largest brand in the Mexican Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) Industry.
At Del Taco, our Epic Burritos are loaded with your choice of marinated chicken, freshly grilled carne asada, or options for vegetarians and vegans.
Then we fill our warm, oversized flour tortillas with your choice of slow-cooked beans made from scratch, cilantro lime rice, house-made guacamole, and fresh pico de gallo.
We even offer breakfast burritos for the morning crowd with scrambled eggs, house-grated cheddar cheese, zesty red sauce, and your choice of crispy bacon or grilled carne asada.
Today, we have grown to +590 locations in +15 states thanks to our incredibly loyal fan base. We are aggressively expanding across the United States and currently seeking multi-unit restaurant operators.
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Chipotle is a chain of Mexican restaurants that has become popular due to their specialty menu with a focus on natural ingredients.
The first Chipotle was opened in Denver, CO in 1993. Fans of this Mexican grill love their burritos, bowls, quesadillas, tacos, and salads.
As of 2023, all of Chipotle’s +3,100 locations are company-owned, and they do not offer franchising opportunities at this time.
Qdoba is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise that was founded in 1995 as “Zuma Fresh Mexican Grill” in Denver, CO.
Today, they have grown their burrito franchise to over 700 locations across 47 different states along with Canada and Puerto Rico.
Their made-to-order menu features burrito bowls, quesadillas, and tacos. Plus, catering selections when you need to feed a large crowd.
Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise that was founded in Atlanta, GA by Raving Brands on December 9th, 2000.
The Moe’s menu is known for burritos, bowls, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and salads. They even offer meal kits able to feed 4 to 6 people.
They’re looking for franchise owners interested in building a loyal following in their market while embracing their own independent spirit.
Taco Bell is one of the most well-known burrito franchises in the world. In 1962, their first location was opened in Downey, California by Glen Bell. Some of their most popular burritos include:
- Beefy 5-Layer Burrito
- Chili Cheese Burrito
- Beefy Melt Burrito
In the United States, Taco Bell and their franchisees operate over 7,200 restaurants that serve more than 40 million customers each week.
Their brand is also growing internationally with more than 1,000 restaurants located in 30 countries across the globe.
Dank Burrito is a unique burrito restaurant franchise that uses global flavors, fresh-to-death ingredients, and chef-inspired techniques to make their food.
This brand started out of a refurbished food truck then proceeded to open their first brick-and-mortar location in 2015.
Today, they are looking to introduce franchise owners to the brand who have passion, experience, and are ready to hustle.
Surcheros is an emerging burrito franchise with 24 restaurants located across the Southeastern United States.
Since 2007, they have been serving freshly prepared Tex-Mex favorites like burritos, tacos, nachos, bowls, and more.
They began franchising in 2017 and are looking to grow their existing footprint throughout the USA.
Mucho Burrito is a Mexican-inspired franchise restaurant concept featuring unique flavors and a focus on customer service.
Over the past decade, their brand has grown to more than 125 locations across Canada making it one of the leaders in the Canadian market.
In 2019, they began offering burrito franchising opportunities to the United States and are continuing to look for qualified investors.
Bubbakoo’s Burritos was founded in Point Pleasant, NJ in 2008 and has grown to dozens of locations across 10 different states.
They offer a hybrid skater-surf atmosphere that presents their customers with a great place to relax and have an awesome meal.
Although their roots are in the skater and shore scene – people from all walks of life are welcome to enjoy their burritos.
Baja Fresh is a fast casual burrito franchise that caters to customers who are looking for healthier options than conventional fast food.
In 1990, they opened their first location which featured fresh and traditional fire-grilled Mexican favorites across the menu.
The interior of their restaurant features patios, bright lighting, and comfortable seating so customers can enjoy a relaxing meal.
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We hope this list of the best burrito franchises to own helped you narrow down your search.
At Del Taco, we serve freshly prepared, craveable food at an unbeatable value and are looking for franchisees who want to grow with our brand.
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