• How do I get started?

    • Question: 
      APPLICATION AND CONTACT
      Answer: 

      The first stage is filling out a Confidential Personnal Application Form from MTY. Once Taco Time Canada has received this information a representative from our Franchise Department will contact you to discuss your interest and qualifications.

    • Question: 
      PERSONAL INTERVIEW
      Answer: 

      If the initial contact indicates strong potential for you to become a franchise owner, a company representative will interview you in person, without obligation. The interview may be conducted either in your area or at Taco Time Canada's headquarters. You should understand that while this is an exciting process, it's your hard work, dedication, and continued personal involvement that will be key ingredients in your success.

  • How do I get started?

    • Question: 
      REACHING A DECISION
      Answer: 

      After you have carefully read the documents and materials we provide for you, calculated your financial status, and met with our company representative, you should seek additional opinions from your lawyer, accountant, and other business advisors. These business professionals will advise you in the points of law, finances, taxes, and lease implications. Aided by this input, you will be in a position to proceed with your application.

    • Question: 
      INITIAL FEE
      Answer: 

      Following receipt of tentative approval from Taco Time Canada, the franchise may then be offered to you. To proceed further with your application, you must submit a deposit of $10,000.00, which will be applied against the franchise fee of $30,000.00 or refunded, depending on how the application proceeds.

  • How do I get started?

    • Question: 
      MARKET EVALUATION AND SITE SELECTION
      Answer: 

      Our representatives will begin evaluating your proposed market area. We generally engage real estate brokers to assist in site selection. The franchisee is not responsible for real estate commissions.

    • Question: 
      FINANCING
      Answer: 

      Securing favorable financing for your TacoTime restaurant is the next step in the opening process. Taco Time Canada does not offer any direct financing. Taco Time works with a major Canadian bank and they have financing programs designed for potential franchisees. We will provide contact information for prospective new owners.

  • How do I get started?

    • Question: 
      FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
      Answer: 

      Prior to opening your TacoTime restaurant, you will be asked to visit our offices to review your financial plan and leasing arrangements, discuss your training, review the construction process and sign your Franchise Agreement. The Franchise Agreement will require that you execute a personal guarantee.

    • Question: 
      REQUIRED TRAINING
      Answer: 

      Training is a practical program designed to get you comfortable with our menu items and their preparation. We will also address management and business issues that will help you control your operation. The franchise owner and/or manager MUST complete and pass this training program prior to opening. New storeowners are not charged for this training but are responsible for transportation to and from Calgary, lodging and living expenses.

  • How do I get started?

    • Question: 
      PREPARING TO OPEN
      Answer: 

      After all preliminary steps have been completed, you are ready to start the final countdown toward opening. The entire process can take six months to a couple of years, depending on the market of interest.