Tijuana Flats Franchise Analysis

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Tijuana Flats is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Opportunity Details

Tijuana Flats are restaurants that have a Tex-Mex casual/fast casual restaurant theme and offer a wide variety of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and other Tex-Mex products.

What are the requirements to buy an Tijuana Flats franchise?

Tijuana Flats has a franchise fee of up to $35,000, with a total upfront investment range of $569,950 to $957,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
  • Total Investment: $569,950 to $957,000
  • Working Capital: $25,000 to $50,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

The initial investment of any franchise opportunity includes many fees. Explore this franchise opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to own an Tijuana Flats, such as territory fees, leasehold improvement costs, grand opening marketing, and equipment purchases. It should be noted that, franchise companies are required to provide you with details about all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay.

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How much does an Tijuana Flats franchise owner make?

As with any new business, the franchisee's salary and the profits from a Tijuana Flats business depends on a lot of different factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits earned from a Tijuana Flats franchise investment is to analzye the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. Typically, earnings and owner's salary are proportionate to the size of the investment and number of locations you purchase. Demand for your products, your labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other variables also play a large role in your bottom line and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does Tijuana Flats franchise operate?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 19 franchised Tijuana Flats locations in the United States.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Tijuana Flats franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2020 FDD analysis, Tijuana Flats has franchised locations in 2 states.


Based on the data collected Tijuana Flats is growing into new locations and could be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you should be thinking about where is a good location for my business. Review the potential customer base to assess that the area you are looking at has a need or customers for this business. Even the most popular franchises have states that they are not successful in. The reasons why a specific franchised location can fail are plentiful. So, you need to research not only the franchised business itself, but review areas where you believe the franchise has a more profitable opportunity.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

Sector: Quick Service Restaurants

Category: Ethnic

Tijuana Flats Franchise INFORMATION

Total Investment
$569,950 - $957,000
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 90 hours. This includes 2 hours of classroom training, 88 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 88
Classroom 2
Total 90

Do they provide Territory Rights?

Tijuana Flats offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for more details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Tijuana Flats offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

When did Tijuana Flats start franchising?

They began franchising in 2003. The average Ethnic franchise began franchising in 2011.

Do they offer lending support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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