Taco Bell Franchise Budget

By: Shreya Patel and Shreya Gazawada

Franchise Process

1. Meet financial requirements on Yum Brands online

2. Complete an online application.

3. Wait for 2-4 weeks for a Yum franchise recruiter to contact you.

4. Prepare an operating plan and budget.

5. Attend multiple interviews with Yum brands during the 10-12 week qualification process.

6. Secure a site with your new franchise and register it. A $45,000 franchise fee is due at this time.

7. Get a loan for the construction.

8. Hire employees and provide training.

9. Grand opening.

Financial requirements

Franchise Cost

The franchise fee for Taco Bell is $45,000.

Start Up Budget

Startup costs, which include construction expenses and a $45,000 franchise fee, average between $1.2 million and $2.5 million, according to the company. The costs are slightly lower — between $175,000 and $1.4 million — for franchises to acquire an existing Taco Bell restaurant.