IRVING, Texas – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a fast-casual restaurant chain known for its Baja-style Mexican fare, has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list for 2024, securing the 434th spot in the prestigious ranking. The list, which evaluates franchises based on various performance metrics, recognized the Texas-based eatery for its growth, financial strength, and brand power.
Established in 2003 in Fort Worth, Texas, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has expanded to 137 franchised locations across 18 states, with an additional company-owned restaurant in Texas. The brand has become a fixture in the fast-casual dining sector, offering a relaxed atmosphere alongside its popular tacos, chips and queso, and signature frozen margaritas.
President of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Paul Damico, expressed pride in the recognition, saying, “As we continue to grow, we are looking to partner with franchisees who share our same vision for the brand and will maintain the integrity of what makes Fuzzy™s Taco Shop so special: our delicious, scratch-made, Baja-style food served in a casual and inclusive environment, all with the Fuzzy™s vibe that our guests seek out.”
Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® is a tool for both franchisors and potential franchisees, with a ranking formula that evolves to capture the dynamics of the franchise marketplace. The assessment includes a detailed analysis of over 150 data points, such as costs, growth, support, and financial stability.
The chain is franchised by affiliates of Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: NYSE:), which also operates well-known brands such as Applebee’s and IHOP. As of the last reported date, the parent company supported over 3,500 restaurants in 18 international markets.
This news is based on a press release statement from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.
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