The thriving burrito franchise is a low-cost investment with the potential for high margins in a booming industry with no end in sight
National Women’s History Month is well underway, and there’s no better time to tap women entrepreneurs to join the Pancheros Mexican Grill franchise family. Now, more than ever, women entrepreneurs are making their mark – and the growing prevalence of women entrepreneurs hasn’t happened by accident.
According to a report by the International Franchise Association in 2017, 30.6% of franchise businesses are women-owned, up from 20.5% over the five years previous. This data is good news as more women are looking to become business owners without having to start from scratch, notes the report.
Pancheros Mexican Grill definitely checks this box. Since our founding nearly 30 years ago, our burrito franchise has grown from the humble beginnings of a college favorite in Iowa City, Iowa, to more than 70 restaurants in over 13 states. How did we do it? It’s quite simple, actually. In fact, simplicity is at the very core of what we do. Whether we’re pressing fresh tortillas to order from scratch-made dough or teaching a new franchise owner about our in-store and digital experiences – everything at Pancheros is designed to focus on simplicity.
This core belief is why we now have a cult-like following of loyal customers outside our doors every time we open a new restaurant. What’s the best part? Pancheros has plenty of room to grow, which is why we’re bringing our Burritos Better Built® to more locations this year, including the East Coast and for the first time ever, in the Dallas, Texas, market.
“We spent several years proving the business model, and sought to find ways to simplify the concept so franchisees could successfully implement the model, and then replicate it, in order to help them scale up to multi-unit ownership,” says Rodney Anderson, President and Founder of Pancheros. “We developed great systems, built a great training platform, created exceptional marketing support and real estate teams and we really have outstanding unit economics. This is a simple business, and our franchisees thrive with us because all they have to do is follow the model that we’ve proven over 25 years in business.”
The Future of Pancheros is Brighter Than Ever
Now is the perfect time to join the Pancheros Mexican Grill family. After more than 25 years in business, Pancheros is ready to expand our cult-like following on the national stage and continue our ability to grow smart and effectively. All we’re missing is you.
Whether you come equipped with restaurant experience or not, our affordable burrito franchise will give you all the tools you need to succeed. Our industry-leading training platform not only is unmatched in the booming $52 billion Mexican Fast Casual industry, it also helps franchisees thrive in business over the long-term. Over the span of three weeks, all new franchisees will work in an open Pancheros location where they learn in every role in the restaurant.
Here, franchisees will learn how to follow our simple recipes to prepare everything on our menu, how to use our tortilla press, how to roll a burrito, and make our quesos, salsas, and more. Most importantly, you will experience firsthand how our cross-training strategy allows everyone on your staff to perform all the jobs in the restaurant, which will help you manage your ongoing labor costs. Ultimately, by the end of our immersive training experience, you will be prepared to open your restaurant with confidence.
“One of the things that’s different about our brand is that we grew from Iowa,” explains Anderson. “We grew from smaller markets and out into the rest of the country. We didn’t have the opportunity to not be efficient, to not offer an exceptional product, simply because there weren’t a lot of people around. We had to get everything right and build our reputation one person at a time. As a franchisor, it makes me feel enormously proud that we have helped so many entrepreneurs realize their dreams and that our model allows them to thrive in business. As we continue to grow, we’re looking forward to welcoming more entrepreneurs into the Pancheros family. This is an exceptional brand and the potential to do well is enormous.”
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