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How Many Del Taco Restaurants Are Company-Owned?

How Many Del Taco Restaurants Are Company-Owned?

Are you interested in learning how many Del Taco restaurants are company-owned as of this year?

At Del Taco, this is a common question we receive from new and potential franchisees.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how many Del Taco locations are company-owned and franchised.

Company-Owned Del Taco Locations

Del Taco has more than 590 locations across the United States and close to half of them are owned and operated by our franchisees.

As of 2022, we currently have 290 company-owned restaurants with 301 franchised locations. You can find a full breakdown of our outlets in Item 20 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Contact us to receive our most recent FDD.

Del Taco Financial Requirements

Are you interested in owning a Del Taco franchise? Let’s take a look at what it takes to get started.

Due to the cost of opening a restaurant with Del Taco, we have three minimum financial requirements all potential franchisees must meet.

  • Minimum Liquidity: $500,000
  • Minimum Net Worth: $1.0MM
  • Franchise Fee: $35k per Location

Please note, the number of restaurants you’ve committed to developing and the size of your territory will determine your total financial requirements.

If you’re unable to meet these requirements, there are many potential sources of liquidity that may be overlooked. For example:

  • Business Partners
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Home Equity
  • 401k Rollovers

These are just a few of the options you may like to consider in order to meet our financial requirements.

How Much Does a Del Taco Franchise Cost?

The estimated initial investment for a Del Taco Franchise is $812,700 - $2,467,500 and includes the initial franchise fees, training costs, inventory, build-out expenses, computer hardware and software, insurance and three months working capital.

Your investment will vary for each Del Taco location depending on the market you choose. Please refer to Items 5 and 7 in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for a clear representation of the total fees and investment needed.

This is simply an estimate, and the actual cost can vary largely depending on the site-specific conditions and requirements for each location.

Does Del Taco Offer Multi-Unit Franchise Incentives?

Yes, Del Taco offers an incentive for multi-unit franchisees who choose to sign up for three or more stores under our Development Incentive Program.

Under the Development Incentive Program for qualified buyers, if you sign a Development Agreement for a minimum of three (3) restaurants to be developed and opened under the development schedule during the time frames specified in the Development Agreement, and certain other requirements are met, you may be eligible for the following incentive:

The Royalty (which is currently 5% of Gross Sales) will be reduced to: (i) 1% of Gross Sales for the first year; (ii) 2% of Gross Sales for the second year; (iii) 3% of Gross Sales for the third year; (iv) 4% of Gross Sales for the fourth year; and (v) 5% of Gross Sales for all subsequent years.

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this article gave you a better understanding of how many Del Taco restaurants are company-owned.

At Del Taco, we work with our franchisees every step of the way in order to get their restaurants up and running.

Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:

If you have any questions, please contact our franchise sales and support team.

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