Q. What are the startup costs and what do they include?
A. After your initial franchise fee is paid, the rest of the estimated costs include expenses to fit out your El Limon location with the necessary equipment, fixtures and initial inventory. Costs include professional advisory fees from 3rd parties, insurance and 3-months of working capital.
Q. How long does it take to open?
A. The time to open depends on how quickly you find a location. Once you become an El Limon owner, you have our full support to get you up and running quickly. We will help you evaluate reaI estate options, select the equipment you will need and offer step-by-step guidance to help fit out your El Limon Taqueria. Once you commit to a location and sign your lease, you should be able to open in as few as 6 to 9 months.
Q. How do we make our authentic dishes and serve customers?
A. You'll follow our proprietary process and systems with step-by-step guides with easy to follow recipes. We will train you on how to run the restaurant and owners will find it is easy to serve happy customers!
Q. Do I have to be an Owner Operator?
A. No. You can hire a General Manager to run your restaurant.
Q. Can I own more than one restaurant or be a multi-unit operator?
A. Yes! We believe that many El Limon owners will own more than one unit. Your interest in creating the
experience and authentic Mexican foods is most important - hiring a great team is a must.
Q. How many people does it take to run the restaurant?
A. If you are an Owner Operator, you will most likely start as the restaurant's manager and we recommend between 2 and 4 team members for each shift depending on time of day or day of the week. You can hire full or part time staff as you grow to meet the demand in your El Limon Taqueria (restaurant).
Q. How much money can I make? What is the ROI?
A. While we can't answer that question directly, we will be able to share with you our Financial/ Performance Representation, called an Item 19 in our Franchise Disclosure Document which highlights affiliate performance and history. This can be a useful tool to help you evaluate the ROI.