The Process

More than a Franchise, Maui Tacos is a Lifestyle. Here is our process to find out if Maui Tacos is right for you!

Step 1 – Fill out our online Questionnaire.

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The first step is to complete our online form and we will contact you with more information on the Maui Tacos brand, concept, Maui-Mex menu and our Franchise Award process. In order to qualify for a franchise, you and your partners will need a combined net worth of $800,000, and liquid assets of $200,000 per restaurant.

Step 2 – Fill out our Application.

If you would like to explore the Franchise Opportunity in detail, please complete our online application.

Step 3 – Receive a Franchise Disclosure Document.

We will provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which includes a copy of our franchise agreement and area development agreement if applicable. This document explains our opportunity in depth and should be reviewed carefully by you to clarify business terms and conditions.

Step 4 – Visit, See and Sample.

We encourage you to visit us at a restaurant for a personal discovery day. You’ll meet and interview with one of our management team, learn about our operating system and sample our delicious MAUI TACOS Maui-Mex cuisine!

Step 6 – Sign the Franchise Agreement.

Along the way we will both need to determine mutual compatibility. Assuming we are right for each other, you will be awarded the right to open a Maui Tacos restaurant. If you are qualified, you may sign an Area Development Agreement to develop multiple Maui Tacos restaurants in your own protected territory.

Step 7 – You are off and surfing!

You are now ready to find a great location in which to build and open your first Maui Tacos!

Please submit the “Request Information” form on this page now for more information about MAUI TACOS® and this exciting Franchise Opportunity.

If you qualify as a franchisee prospect, we will provide the electronic form of our franchise disclosure document to you in PDF format, sent by email to the address you provide us. You will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer to open and view the PDF document and a printer to print at least one Receipt page. If you request it, we will furnish you with our franchise disclosure document in paper form. We will provide the paper form of our franchise disclosure document to you in person if you visit our offices, or we will mail or courier the document to you at our cost.


Please complete the following form to receive more information about franschising.

    Cash Available For Investment ($100,000 Liquid Required)
    *What city and/or state do you want to open your franchise

    We’ve taken the best flavors of Mexico…
    and fused them with Aloha

    Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef and restaurateur Mark Ellman opened the first Maui Tacos 29 years ago on the Island of Maui in 1993. The store opened with rave reviews worldwide and was followed by several more locations opening across the Pacific. Thanks to our trademark salsas and award winning chef-driven menu, Maui Tacos and has risen to celebrity status.

    Featured on Food Network shows shows like Emeril Lagasse’s and being ranked as one of the top 20 tacos in the United States by ZAGAT has helped MAUI TACOS create a huge buzz and massive following across the globe.

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