Capital Tacos is gaining momentum. This year, the fast-casual, Tex-Mex brand anticipates its brick-and-mortar store count to rise to more than 20, with multiple units expected in Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; and South Florida. The brand also intends to expand its food trailer footprint considerably, across all active markets, according to a press release.

Highlights in 2022 included the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store outside Tampa, Fla., based in Winter Park. Its first franchise, part of a multiunit development deal for three restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, opened in Trinity, Fla., with additional multiunit franchise deals sold as close as Orlando and as far out as Colorado. Capital Tacos also continued experiments with alternate unit formats, confirming demand in both existing and new markets with “embedded convenience locations” as well as with the first-ever Capital Tacos Express food trailer.

Founded in Tampa, Capital Tacos currently operates, or will imminently operate, across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Colorado.

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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