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Why Del Taco?

At Del Taco, we've noticed there's a wide range of reasons our franchisees decide to invest in our restaurants. Below, you'll find a few of the most common reasons to own a Del Taco Franchise.

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Fresh Ingredients

Fresh tastes better. Our menu starts and ends with fresh ingredients. 

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Voted the #1 Taco

Thrillist named our hard shell Del Taco the Best Fast Food Taco.

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#2 Mexican Concept

We are the second largest Mexican QSR concept in the United States.*

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Sales Growth

9 consecutive years of Total Franchise Same Stores Sales Growth*

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Market Experience

Proven performance and demand in new markets supported with an omni-channel marketing approach.

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Grow Your Income

Take advantage of an opportunity to grow your wealth with a QSR brand on the rise.

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Positioned for continual growth with a compelling QSR+ proposition that resonates with consumers.

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World-Class Support

Franchisees receive initial and ongoing training from our seasoned staff members.


What are the Del Taco Financial Requirements?

Franchise Fee


*Per Restaurant

Liquid Assets Required


Net Worth Requirement



What are the Del Taco Franchise Fees and Royalties?


Franchise Fee


Royalty of Net Sales


Marketing Royalty of Net Sales


How Much Does a Del Taco Franchise Make? 


The Del Taco AUV is $1,536,948.*

*Average Sales for Freestanding Franchised Restaurant in 2021

How Much Does a Del Taco Franchise Make

9 Consecutive Years of Total Franchise Same Store Sales Growth*


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Del Taco assesses a royalty fee of 5% of net sales and an advertising fee of 4% of net sales.
Del Taco Light Green 5%

Royalty of Net Sales


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Del Taco Light Green 4%

Advertising Royalty of Net Sales




Estimated Initial Investment (Low Range)*


Estimated Initial Investment (High Range)*


Our Menu Strategy

Del Taco's menu includes tacos and burritos as well as burgers and fries. It spans a full complement of dayparts from breakfast to dinner to late night and everything in between. By offering unbeatable variety from premium menu items to the industry leading 20 Under $2 Menu, Del Taco gains a competitive advantage in today’s busy marketplace by giving our guests more reasons to visit.

Del Taco Menu Strategy

Del Taco Franchise Incentives

The program applies to eligible franchisees who commit to opening a minimum of five Del Taco restaurants in a new market and open the stores according to their development schedule.

Reduced Franchise Fees

Under the Market Specific Growth Incentive Program, for the first two Restaurants opened under the Development Agreement in accordance with the development schedule, we will waive $20,000 of the $35,000 Franchise Fee.

Save $40,000!
Waive $20,000 of the $35,000
franchise fee on the first two stores.

Reduced Royalties

In addition, under the Market Specific Growth Incentive Program, for all Restaurants opened under the Development Agreement in accordance with the development schedule, we will reduce the royalty fees to:

Year 1 Royalty Fees: 2%
Year 2 Royalty Fees: 3%
Year 3 Royalty Fees: 4%
Thereafter: 5%


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Start-Up Cost Summary

Below, you'll find a short summary of the estimated costs and fees associated with opening a Del Taco Franchise.

  • Estimated Initial Investment: $812,800 - $2,368,000
  • Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Royalty: 5% of Net Sales
  • Marketing Royalty: 4% of Net Sales
  • Average Unit Volume (AUV): $1,536,948
  • Net Worth Required: $1.5mm+
  • Liquidity Required: $500,000+
Del Taco Start-Up Cost Summary

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. We will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with disclosure and registration in your jurisdiction. Contact Del Taco LLC, 25521 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630 to request a copy of our FDD. RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the New York Department of Law. RESIDENTS OF MINNESOTA: MN Franchise Registration Number: F – 5365