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Which Burrito Franchise Makes the Most Money?

Which Burrito Franchise Makes the Most Money

Are you trying to figure out which burrito franchise makes the most money? If so, you’re not alone.

At Del Taco, our franchising team receives questions regarding how much it costs to get started and how much you can make on a regular basis.

In this article, we’ll highlight which burrito franchise makes the most money by comparing the average unit volume (AUV) for each brand from the QSR 50 Report.

Moe’s

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.

Moe’s AUV: $1.0MM

The number above represents 2021 average sales per unit of franchised and company-owned stores.

Source: 2022 QSR 50 Report

Del Taco

At Del Taco, we serve freshly prepared, craveable food at an unbeatable value. This is one of the reasons we are the second largest brand in the Mexican Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) Industry.

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.

Del Taco AUV: $1.6MM

This number comes from Item 19 of our latest franchise disclosure document (FDD). To receive a copy of our most recent FDD, please contact our sales and support team.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell is one of the most well-known burrito franchises in the world. In 1962, their first location was opened in Downey, California.

In the United States, Taco Bell and their franchisees operate over 7,200 restaurants that serve more than 40 million customers each week.

Taco Bell AUV: $1.8MM

The number above represents 2021 average sales per unit of franchised and company-owned stores.

Source: 2022 QSR 50 Report

Qdoba

Qdoba is a fast-casual burrito franchise that was founded in 1995 as “Zuma Fresh Mexican Grill” in Denver, CO.

Today, they have grown their taco franchise to over 700 locations across 47 different states along with Canada and Puerto Rico.

Qdoba AUV: $1.0MM

The number above represents 2021 average sales per unit of franchised and company-owned stores.

Source: 2022 QSR 50 Report

Chipotle

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.

Chipotle AUV: $2.6MM

The number above represents 2021 average sales per unit of franchised and company-owned stores.

Source: 2022 QSR 50 Report

Check Out These Additional Resources

We hope this article gave you a better understanding of which burrito franchise makes the most money.

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.

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.