Capital Tacos is headed to Nashville with Jash & Harshil Patel!

Jash and Harshil

There are few things quite as exciting as someone enjoying an order from one of our restaurants or trailers – whether or not it’s their first or fiftieth time trying us – but welcoming new Owners to our franchise is certainly one of those moments! We’ve come so far and joined so many exciting new communities as we’ve grown from our first Land O’Lakes, Florida location with no sign. Today, we’re jazzed to be joining the restaurant scene in Nashville, Tennessee, thanks to the dream and hard work of two lifelong friends! Join us as we welcome Jash and Harshil Patel to our Tex-Mex franchise and open our first brick-and-mortar in the Music City!

Getting to Know Our New Nashville Owners

Jash and Harshil represent the classic Franchisee story: two friends with an innate dream to start a business they could call their own. While the pair come from different career paths, they plan to put their complementary skill sets together to open a brick-and-mortar and eventually grow it into their own Capital Tacos empire!

Jash & Harshil’s Backgrounds

Jash and Harshil Patel may share a common last name, but the pair are actually long-time friends who met through the mutual friendship their fathers share. While both come from families of business owners, neither son took an entrepreneurial pursuit right away after school. Instead, Jash has dedicated his time to his Department Manager role at Walmart, where he established himself as a customer service-focused people manager. On the other hand, Harshil has held an IT analyst role in the banking industry, an experience he plans to leverage as he joins Jash part-time in their new business venture. “[We] have been childhood friends since we were little kids. [Recently], we were able to come together, and once we got talking, we realized that our goals aligned for the future. Since that day, we decided that we wanted to take our talents [and] experience and franchise a concept we would be proud [to own].”

Why They Chose the Franchise Model

There are few dreams quite like business ownership to get a person motivated enough to make a huge change in their life, like leaving the familiarity of a corporate, 9-5 job. For Jash and Harshil, diving into a franchise was the option that made the most sense when they decided to start a business together. Rather than building a business from the ground up, which would require them to come up with their own idea, develop the business model, and create every system to keep it running, they decided to go with a business that came with everything pre-built – and proven! – to make the process quicker and easier.

Jash and Harshil both had their heart set on opening a restaurant with both dine-in and take-out capabilities but also wanted something that offered plenty of support so they could feel more confident in their investment. So, the pair set out to connect with a franchise broker who would help introduce themto established, proven franchise concepts in the restaurant industry.

Capital Tacos Enters the Picture

After reviewing a variety of restaurant franchise concepts, Jash and Harshil were left wanting something with better support and lower financial investment than the average business model they continued to see in most restaurant franchises. Finally, their franchise broker presented them with the Capital Tacos business model, and it clicked! Jash and Harshil dove into learning about our taco franchise and found themselves attracted not only to our business model but also to the fresh, scratch kitchen concept and attractive Tex-Mex food. Once they fell in love with joining Capital Tacos, they had to consider their territory:

“Nashville is known as the Music City. You won’t find a city more authentic and accessible than Nashville. With people moving into the city from all over the country, we have a very diverse community present, [so we’re] bringing a fresh new Tex-Mex concept to the residents of Nashville. We want the people in the area to experience eating the food that [we] both experienced.”

Once they saw that our corporate team had put time and effort into our support systems and ensured each Franchise Owner could launch their Tex-Mex restaurant with a strong foundation, Jash and Harshil knew it was the right fit for them – and their territory! Together, their goal is to become successful Owner-Operators of their first Capital Tacos location; however, their ultimate vision is to quickly expand and take on a more Semi-Absentee role and open more locations across Tennessee.

Attending Approval Day

While at Approval Day, Jash and Harshil had the opportunity to get to know the nitty-gritty of the Capital Tacos franchise business model and have the rest of their questions answered before they decided to make it official and join the restaurant franchise. During this time, the pair were able to see the restaurant operations in action and get answers to their concerns regarding certain processes, reassuring them of their decision to open their own Capital Tacos.

They also made time to connect with Josh and Stanley to learn more about the history of the franchise brand, as well as sit down and taste some of the Tex-Mex menu themselves – with the Queso Bites being a favorite of the new Franchise Owners! However, it was the overall quality and taste of the food that was the true “a-ha” moment that encouraged them to make it official and join the Capital Tacos franchise.

Getting to Know Jash & Harshil

As Jash & Harshil began preparations to open their Capital Tacos location and introduce #TexMexDoneRight to their Nashville neighborhood, our team sat down with the pair to learn all about what made them decide to join our taco franchise. Let’s take a look at some of the things they had to say!

Why do you believe you will be successful with Capital Tacos?

Jash & Harshil: “We believe that with the system and franchise business model that Capital Tacos has put in place that anyone can be successful with the right effort and commitment. We want to take our experiences and translate them into the Capital Tacos business. We both have the drive and motivationto fully operate our Capital Tacos business.”

What excites you most about the location of your new franchise?

“We are most excited about bringing the Capital Tacos franchise to this rapidly growing city of Nashville. With the city expanding and growing, so many new food concepts have started growing here. Jash and I wanted to bring a concept that the residents of Nashville had not seen yet. After seeing the business model and tasting the food at Capital Tacos, we were convinced that we had to bring this to the Nashville area for everyone to experience.”

What sets Capital Tacos apart in your eyes from other restaurant franchise investment opportunities?

“The initial investment in Capital Tacos sets the franchise apart from others due to its low entry cost. During our search for a franchise, we came across many other franchises where the initial investment was triple or quadruple the amount. Food [also] set Capital Tacos apart from the others [we had looked at] because we had not seen a scratch kitchen concept where the food was coming out in a timely manner.”

With an ideal territory fit like Nashville, we can’t wait to see what Jash and Harsil do with their Capital Tacos brick-and-mortar Tex-Mex restaurant! If you think you have the perfect location in mind to open your own Tex-Mex franchise model or something in Jash and Harshil’s story resonates with you, then there’s no better time to start the franchise education process than today. Take this 1-minute qualification quiz to see if you and your territory are a fit for our taco franchise to get started.

How Much do Franchise Owners Make?

“Some researchers have tried to crunch the numbers with the aim of helping potential franchise owners get an idea of the income that they can expect by buying a franchise. According to a survey done by Franchise Business Review involving 28,500 franchise owners, the average pre-tax annual income of franchise owners is about 80,000 dollars. However, this number should be taken with a grain of salt bearing in mind that it could be inflated by high incomes of a few top performers. When researchers accounted for the inflations caused by the few top franchises, it was established that the average annual income of 51 percent of franchisees is less than 50,000 dollars. The study also found that only 7 percent of franchise owners earn over 250,000 dollars a year.

The survey by Franchise Business Review also found that about 21 percent of franchise opportunities are in the quick-service restaurants’ industry. This is despite the fact that restaurant businesses require a bigger initial investment compared to some other businesses with almost similar profit potential. On average, franchise owners in the restaurant industry take home about 82,000 dollars a year. However, the start-up cost can be anywhere between 100,000 dollars and a million dollars.”

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