A Different Take on Tacos
Own a Fast Casual Franchise with Bold, Fresh, Unique Flavors and an Amazing Team Culture
With a deep love and appreciation for food, founder and CEO Michael Lenard, opened TaKorean in August 2010 out of a 1985 Ford step van that he converted to a food truck. A native of Washington, DC, Lenard is determined to provide healthy, well-balanced meals at a reasonable price to his fellow Washingtonians. Now you can bring a TaKorean franchise to your neighborhood and build an exciting business for yourself.
Why TaKorean is the Franchise For you
Why TaKorean, Why Now
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The TaKorean restaurant franchise is a hip, modern, appealing space that serves up fresh-made tacos, rice bowls, and slaws bursting with Korean and Latin American inspired flavors. We engineered a product that is conducive for our franchise partners, including product packaging. You’ll provide tastier, healthier fare that fills up and satisfies your customers.
Founder & CEO
Director of Franchise Development
Mike’s food truck was an immediate hit, earning long lines of hungry professionals at lunch time in busy downtown DC. Before long, he saw an opportunity to expand, but instead of continuing with food trucks, he decided to bring TaKorean to a permanent brick-and-mortar location. After years of successful operations at both locations, the TaKorean team saw another opportunity to expand, this time through franchising.
We value our food and the cultures it is derived from. We respect our customers, our employees, and each other. The TaKorean brand and philosophy are about creating memorable experiences for the people who choose to join us. Any TaKorean restaurant is a welcoming place for experienced foodies, as well as for those trying new, exciting food and flavors for the first time.
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Back of the house is part of the
magic of the investment
Backed by a professional team with Over 60 Years of experience, we will help you create a business you will be proud to own. With footprints as small as 700 square feet and limited equipment required, strategic real estate selection, buildout and operations are easier for you.
$215,500 - $781,500
Initial Investment Range
Average Prime Cost *at Union Market location
Cost of Goods Sold Average from all locations
includes food and
*For more information on TaKorean’s Financial Performance Representations,
please see Item 19 of their 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document.
EVERY FRANCHISEE DESERVES Great Support
Site Selection & Construction
The TaKorean business model allows for a flexible footprint with simplified, established design packages. That means you can choose the size of your restaurant that meets the needs of your community. Food court, inline strip center location, drive-thru? Whatever the local dynamic, there’s probably a TaKorean option that fits.
Training & Ongoing Support
Visit our flagship restaurant for initial training, and then we will spend time in your restaurant for onsite training to help you get started and instill confidence in your team. Once your business is up and running, count on us to be there to support you as you continue to build and grow your business, both in-person throughout the year, and via phone, text, and email.
Cutting Edge Technology
Use your time leading and delveoping your team, instead of in the office handling the technology you need to run a smooth and efficient operation. From our integrated, AI based bookkeeping, POS, and inventory system to our automated invoicing software, your business will run smoothly as you build it.
Documentation & Resources
You will have access to our confidential operations manual, a valuable tool to reference for day-to-day procedures, exclusive recipes, scheduling, reporting, and beyond.
We can help you with branded materials and web presence, as well as appropriate local campaigns to let your community know you and your staff are ready to offer them an excellent experience and great food.
MEET OUR Secret Sauce
When you buy a TaKorean franchise, you’re not just starting a business, you’re joining a family. Our TaKorean leadership team is a group of diverse and talented entrepreneurs who are carrying out our mission to deliver high quality food and a next level customer experience.
How We Stand Out
Quality and freshness matter to us. We use freshly made ingredients in our menu.
A great employee experience, makes a great customer experience. We pay 40% more than the national average, and hit or exceed financial results.
From the time a customer walks in, to the time they sit down to enjoy their meal, we pride ourselves in creating a clean, modern & delicious experience.
We’re building together– it’s the TaKorean way. Don’t see your market listed? Contact us. We will work with you!
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