A concept founded by James Beard award-winning, Iron Chef Jose Garces.
Ride the Wave With Chef Jose
If you’re entrepreneurial-minded and looking for an exciting opportunity to bring good vibes and great food into your community, we invite you to partner with Iron Chef Jose Garces! Buena Onda is a fast-casual taqueria with a delicious chef curated menu and popular Baja-style libations, and we are excited to bring our unique culinary experience to communities across the United States. Our taco franchise is not your ordinary restaurant franchise - we were founded by a James Beard award-winning chef who adds recognition and credibility to our brand.
Good VibesWith A Growth Mindset
Our fresh, sustainably sourced fish is chosen in partnership with Seafood Watch® and we also support composting and recycling practices.
Traditional, non-traditional, and multi-unit franchise opportunities available throughout the northeast.
Utilizing commissaries, we prepare fresh quality ingredients that eliminate the need for large kitchens and sophisticated chefs at your restaurant.
& SupportFrom location development assistance and initial training to year-round operational support, we have you covered!
Buena Onda is one of the few franchise brands in the fast casual market founded by a James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef.
Everybody loves Mexican Food
$76.7 BMexican Restaurant Industry1
#3Most Popular Menu Offering
4.5 BYearly Estimate Of Tacos Eaten3
$1.6 MAverage Unit Volume2
Stay Calm & let the commissaries do the work
Buena Onda has partnered with over 40 commissary kitchens throughout the country, making it easier for franchise owners to seamlessly operate their businesses and provide fresh, chef curated menu items. Commissary kitchens allow franchisees to deliver a premium level of service not usually offered by fast-casual restaurants. They also cut costs by allowing you to hire quick service employees in place of higher-paid chefs. You can focus on providing an amazing guest experience while the skilled commissary chefs ensure delicious scratch kitchen quality food.
steps to Ownership
A typical evaluation and discovery process takes between 6 to 8 weeks. However, we are committed to moving at a pace most suitable for our candidates.
Contact one of our team members for a pre-qualification consultation
Complete our confidential questionnaire
Introductory call with a Franchise executive
Begin reviewing Buena Onda Franchise Disclosure Document
Participate in a series of agenda-specific calls
Attend Join the Team Day
Welcome to the Buena Onda family!