Frequently Asked Questions

Answers About Our Fast-Casual Franchise Opportunity 

If you’ve got questions about our taco franchise, we’re happy to provide you with the answers! It’s important that our new owners feel confident in their decision to franchise with Buena Onda. After all, we’re all about the good vibes, and that includes providing a comprehensive overview of what you can expect with our opportunity.  

We’ve compiled answers to the most common questions we receive about our taco franchise. Browse through them to learn more about our opportunity, and if you still have lingering questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. 


  • How long has Buena Onda been in Business?
    Buena Onda was founded in 2016 by James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces. We started franchising in April of 2021.
  • How much money can I make?
    The Average Unit Volume2 is $1,516,688 in annual sales. Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) provides additional details on average gross revenue and operating expenses.
  • What are the financial qualifications to own a Buena Onda franchise?
    A minimum of $175k in liquid capital and a net worth of $600k.
  • What are the general hours of operation of Buena Onda?
    The general hours of operation are 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.
  • How much does it cost to open a Buena Onda?
    The cost of opening a traditional Buena Onda ranges from $470,900 - $883,5002 as outlined in item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document.
  • How many employees do I need to operate a Buena Onda?
    Typically, a Buena Onda taqueria has 5-8 employees working each shift.
  • Is Buena Onda easy to operate?
    The support provided allows individuals with no experience to own and operate a Buena Onda with ease.
  • What is the franchise fee?
    The franchise fee as outlined in the current Franchise Disclosure Document is $40,0002
  • What do I get with the franchise fee?
    The franchise fee provides you with a license to operate a Buena Onda, our assistance to help you open a location, and access to our recipes, products, technology, training systems, operational structure, marketing programs, and more.
  • How long does the franchise agreement last?
    The franchise agreement has an initial 10-year term. However, you have the option to renew your agreement after that term.
  • What are the royalty fees?
    Each Buena Onda contributes 6% in royalty fees and 1% toward national marketing based on net sales.
  • What type of training do you provide?
    We bring year-round operational consulting to ensure promotional campaigns, new product rollouts, and new operational procedures are effectively communicated to you and your team. Franchisee and management training is provided prior to your store opening and a specialist is sent to your location to assist with launching the business.
  • Do you help me find a location?
    We offer assistance through a systematic site selection and lease procurement process.
  • I’m ready to get started! What are the next steps?
    Submit your contact information and speak with a Buena Onda team member about the next steps. You will then schedule a call with a Franchise Executive to begin your evaluation of the Buena Onda franchise opportunity.