Tacos 4 Life

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.

We are certainly a unique franchise concept. We offer a truly special opportunity to our franchise owners with our positive work environment, family-friendly work schedules, and mission focus.

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. We look for owner/operators or investors with solid operators in mind who possess the following:

  • A strong belief in the mission and menu of Tacos 4 Life
  • Ability to lead, yet follow a system
  • Financial capability
  • Business management
  • Passion for delivering great services to our guests

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.


We offer our franchisees a protected territory for their Tacos 4 Life grill. Our protected territory is built around your location, and based upon our target customer demographics. The territory’s size and shape depend on those demographics. Boundaries are defined by mile radius.

Franchisee Support

All new Tacos 4 Life franchisees receive the support and training required to open their restaurants swiftly and efficiently, including:

  • Site selection assistance and guidance, together with field visits
  • Expert design and construction document review and analysis
  • Comprehensive equipment lists and specifications
  • Pre-approved vendors and suppliers
  • Operational and marketing tools
  • Complete pre-opening assistance and restaurant opening training package

Tacos 4 Life on-going support includes:

  • Confidential operations manual documenting Tacos 4 Life operational procedures
  • Scheduled visits from your Tacos 4 Life operational team
  • Ongoing menu innovation from our award-winning chef

Investment Details

The total initial investment necessary to begin operation of Tacos 4 Life franchise ranges from $649,400 - $2,954,300

This includes:
  • Initial franchise fee of $35,000
  • Opening Advertising Program $5,000 - $10,000
  • Build out
  • Signage
  • Equipment
  • Initial inventory
  • Working capital
  • Collection of a 5% royalty on net sales, and 1% for marketing on a weekly basis
  • Meal 4 Meal (22 cents donated to Feed My Starving Children from every taco purchase)

The total investment range varies depending on construction cost and level of working capital injected.

Franchise candidates and their partners/investors must have a combined liquid capital of at least $250,000 and a combined net worth of at least $800,000 to qualify financially.

Next Steps

If you feel that Tacos 4 Life may be the right opportunity for you, we would love to talk.

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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For more franchising information, call (501) 712-2861.