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California Tortilla

Quick Summary

The fast casual industry is a $52-billion-a-year industry that is growing rapidly year over year. California Tortilla is chef-inspired, great food. Learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$150,000
Total Investment$378,400 – $697,000
Net Worth Required$1,000,000
Franchise Fee$40,000 – $125,000
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Year Founded2002
# of Existing Units48
Franchising Since2003
Training & SupportYes
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California Tortilla

Food that's built to impress. For a restaurant that's built to perform. For a franchise that's built to grow. California Tortilla is a delicious commitment.
Invest in a Fresh, Healthy Lifestyle

At California Tortilla, we looked at the standards of common dining options and Re-Imagined them from the inside out. So what does all of this "Re-Imagining" mean?

  • Food should be inspired. We offer 25 unique house-made recipes.
  • Our food is innovative, our signature items offer a twist on traditional Mexican flavors and include sauces like Honey Lime, Crunchy BBQ Ranch, and Korean BBQ.
  • Mexican food just tastes better fresh! We prepare fresh food throughout the day. We don't even have freezers in our restaurants!
Why California Tortilla?
  • Chef-Inspired, Great Food: Our food is made in small batches throughout the day, with the freshest high-quality ingredients we can source.
  • Proven System & Successful Concept: We have 45 restaurants open across 8 states and 3 international locations in Qatar.
  • Excellent Financials! Our Average Unit Volume is $988,167
  • Marketing & Advertising: Our marketing team works to provide our Franchise Owners with all the tools and processes necessary to help you reach your sales goals and build vast brand awareness in their community.
  • Ongoing Coaching & Support: We are incredibly passionate about this business, and we firmly believe that our success lies in coaching, supporting and empowering our Franchise Owners on an ongoing basis.
 Our food is winner of many awards: 
  • “Best Mexican”- Washingtonian Magazine
  • “Best Taco” - Washingtonian Magazine
  • “Best Burrito” - Washingtonian Magazine 
  • “Best Vegetarian Food” - Washingtonian Magazine
  • “Best Cheap Eats” from AOL City Guide
About the Industry
The fast casual industry is a $52-billion-a-year industry that continues to grow rapidly, year over year.
Our business model continues to prove that if you are hyper-focused on providing a high quality product, then you will be successful.
Are you the next California Tortilla Franchise Owner?
California Tortilla is looking for like-minded individuals who share our vision for a best-in-class experience, products, and customer service. We are seeking individuals or groups who:
  • Are Owner/Operators or Semi-Absentee Owners.
  • Able to execute a prescribed plan.
  • Wishing to own multiple California Tortilla locations.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Have a strong business acumen.
  • Passionate about building and leading a workforce of committed and passionate people!
If this sounds like you we’d love to talk and determine if you are an ideal California Tortilla Owner!

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California Tortilla Video(s)

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  • California Tortilla: Interview with President, Robert Phillips

  • California Tortilla: Restaurant Walkthrough with Keith Goldman

  • California Tortilla: Franchisee Mashup

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