Invest in the leading fast-casual Mexican food concept, where Big Flavors make for a Bold investment!
QDOBA® is seeking qualified candidates to join us as we expand our brand reach and grow our business throughout North America. With a leadership team dedicated to system-wide success and an experienced franchise development team here to help guide you through the process, the QDOBA franchise model is a refined system that’s optimized for success and longevity.
At QDOBA, we aim to give our franchisees all the support it takes to succeed; in return we are looking for experienced and dedicated franchisees looking to expand their portfolio and help us grow our brand. Discover what it takes to become a QDOBA franchisee, explore our available markets, and learn about the process of becoming a franchisee. Become a part of the QDOBA family!
Five years of multi-unit restaurant, retail, hospitality, or relevant business ownership experience within the last ten years
Knowledge of, or experience in, the local market or one that is similar to the proposed market (urban, suburban, rural, regional issues)
Experience in development financing and strategy (including but not limited to real estate site selection, business impact, remodel programs, etc.)
Franchisee and all partners must be United States citizens
Minimum liquidity requirements for the franchisee or its owners (as a whole) are as follows:
- Initial franchise fee of $30k per restaurant for a 10-year term
- Royalty fees of 5% of gross sales
- Marketing fees of 1.25% national, 1.75% local spend
Introduction Initial fact-finding via phone, email, and web
Application Application and pre-qualification via e-fax or online
Disclosure Franchise disclosure document review via e-disclosure
Discovery An in-person meeting in California
Development Agreement Identify territory, agreement for number of stores, and for timing and opening
Start In-Store Training
Secure Location Meet with master broker to find and secure first site
Corporate Training Training of and support for team members
QDOBA's flexibility makes us the perfect concept to license for non-traditional spaces.
QDOBA is all about bringing FLAVOR to people's lives no matter where their lives lead them, airports, travel centers, casinos, military bases, government agencies, colleges and universities, or business offices. We are a perfect fit for the non-traditional restaurant space because of our flexible menu offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as providing all-inclusive customized entrees where guac and queso is a staple not an add-on. Our non-traditional restaurant design allows QDOBA to be built within a 400 sq. ft. space to a 1,200 sq. ft. space, so we can customize the restaurant to fit the needs of the location.