Franchising Opportunity

Our Story

The first Tacos 4 Life Grill opened in Conway, Arkansas, on June 9th, 2014, but this is not where the story begins.

Long before Tacos 4 Life opened its doors, Austin and Ashton Samuelson had a heart for the hungry. In 2009, they learned that over 18,000 children were dying worldwide each day due to starvation and hunger related causes.

What surprised them is that the problem was completely preventable. Starvation is nothing more than a distribution problem. This simple fact moved them so much that they knew they could, and should, do something to help solve this problem. Thus, Tacos 4 Life was born. The Samuelson’s believe that God is up to something big and can use Tacos 4 Life, which exists to serve amazing food and to empower communities to fight to end world hunger, to help solve the world’s most solvable problem.

Tacos 4 Life Grill is a highly-differentiated restaurant that offers chef-inspired, award winning menu items served in a unique environment. Our philosophy is based on delivering an unforgettable experience . . . great food, genuine service, and a mission focus that changes the world with every meal.

Our Difference

We specialize in fresh, quality menu items in a relaxed, quirky environment while providing excellent service to our guests.

While our food is something everyone talks about, it’s our commitment to the Meal 4 Meal program that is the true difference maker at Tacos 4 Life. We care about providing the best food and service to provide the most meals for starving children.

For every taco, quesadilla, salad, or rice bowl purchased, the restaurant donates 22 cents to Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization committed to ending childhood starvation. Since opening the first Tacos 4 Life location in June of 2014, the restaurants have donated over 2.2 million meals.

Become An Owner

Tacos 4 Life is looking for like-minded people who are ready to join our growing family of franchisees. You might be a good fit to become a Tacos 4 Life Owner/Operator if you:

  • Are ready to commit to a full-time gig making tacos and running a restaurant with excellence.
  • Have proven that business leadership is something you don’t just taco ’bout, but can deliver on.
  • Are a money-managing-machine (We just need to know you’ve successfully managed your personal finances)
  • Are interested in building a thriving taco shop and possess a results-driven and self-starter attitude.
  • Are prepared to invest yourself fully in Tacos 4 Life and the mission of ending world hunger.

If you feel that you meet the characteristics above, we would love to get to know you and find out if you are a good fit for ownership of a Tacos 4 Life Grill.


This may not be the right opportunity if you:
  • Are looking for a passive business investment
  • Are passionate about having a Tacos 4 Life in a specific location of your choosing
  • Want multi-unit franchise opportunities
  • Looking to sell property to Tacos 4 Life

Emerging Markets

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee

Next Steps


Please fill out our short form to begin your journey of learning more about a Tacos 4 Life franchise. Throughout our approximately 45-90 day education process, you will:

  • Complete a personal profile so we can learn more about you
  • Speak with our Franchising Team to learn more about the opportunity and discuss every aspect of our business model
  • Receive and review our Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Visit our Support Center and meet our team

Tacos 4 Life offers terrific ongoing support during this investigation process. Whether we decide to work together or not, we will be committed to supporting you in your discovery of Tacos 4 Life Grill

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