Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Info

About Fuzzy's Taco Shop

With a laid-back vibe and a cult-like following, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has made waves in the fast-casual segment since its first location opened in 2003. Since then, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has opened more than 100 restaurants across the United States through organic, word-of-mouth growth within the franchise community. Now, the brand is laser-focused on expansion, with plans to hit the 200 unit mark by 2020 by partnering with franchisees that love tossing back frosty drinks and chowing down on house made queso and chips on a patio as much as they love adding a proven concept with a track record of success to their portfolios.

Why Fuzzy's Taco Shop

With its average unit volume coming in at $1.48 million as reported in its 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document, the unapologetic brand has captured the attention of multi-unit and multi-brand operators who are quickly scooping up territory claims. The 53 operators who have already joined Fuzzy’s on its mission currently own nearly 150 locations with another 70 in development.

The brand was named No. 2 in the Mexican category on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Food Franchises in 2019, one of Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Fastest Growing Chains” of 2018, as well as QSR magazine’s Top 6 “Best Franchise Deals by Franchisee Satisfaction” in 2016.

How Much Does It Cost?
  • Franchise Fee: $35,000 for the first restaurant; $30,000 for the second restaurant; $25,000 for the third or subsequent restaurant.

  • Investment Range: $858,500 to $1,329,000

  • Royalty: 3.5% for the first year of operation; 5% thereafter.

  • Minimum Net Worth Required: $500,000

  • Minimum Liquid Capital Required: $250,000

Leadership:

Mel Knight - President

Michael Mabry – CDO

Jessica Wescott – CFO

Laura Purser – VP of Marketing

Kevin Rychel – VP of Operations

Samir Wattar – VP of Supply Chain

Ken Murray - Controller

Andie Smirl - Franchise Sales Manager