3 amazing Mexican fast-food brands that could be your future

By Sarah Stowe | 14 Oct 2020 View comments

Mexican fast food brands have been riding the wave of popularity over the past few years and there’s plenty to be excited about as a potential franchisee.

While fast food traditionals like burgers, chips and pizza still hold sway over the market, the healthier options available in Mexican cuisine have seen customers throng to the fajitas-friendly chains.

Check out these three exciting options, all homegrown Aussie:

Burrito Bar

Inspired by the food mix found in San Francisco, Burrito Bar offers a menu of diverse flavours,. Think your favourite Tex-Mex dishes and add in chicken wings, ribs and steak.

As the name suggests, there’s a great drinks menu too.

 

Burrito Bar offers a food and drinks menu | Inside Franchise Business

Burrito Bar offers a food and drinks menu | Inside Franchise Business

There are more than 30 stores in this chain, which offers a five year term with one renewal option for a further five years. Capital investment will be between $150,000 and $350,000 for a Burrito Bar.

Five weeks training comes with the package.

Mad Mex 

Great fresh food and a focus on transparency in all the processes are at the heart of this brand – from recipes published online to windows that let customers see into the kitchens to an open-door policy for franchisees.

Expect six weeks training when you invest in a Mad Mex franchise, which will cost between $350,000 and $500,000.

Mad Mex Harbourside | Inside Franchise Business

Mad Mex Harbourside | Inside Franchise Business

Franchisees can secure a five or seven year term, with the option to renew.

There are nearly 80 Mad Mex outlets across the country and 20 units overseas.

Salsas

Part of the Retail Zoo business (which owns Betty’s Burgers, Cibo Espresso and Boost Juice), Salsa has been trading since 2004, and franchising for the past 12 years.

And that gives franchisees in the chain an exceptional advantage – access to the same growth platform, systems and structures that has seen Boost Juice expand its network to more than 485 stores across 18 countries.

Salsas is part of the Retail Zoo group which owns Boost Juice | Inside Franchise Business

Salsas is part of the Retail Zoo group which owns Boost Juice | Inside Franchise Business

New franchisees undertake four weeks intensive training (at an extra cost) to get them Salsas-savvy and set for success.

You’ll need access to a minimum of $430,000 to invest in this brand – franchise terms are for seven years.