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A Different Take on Tacos

Own a Fast Casual Franchise with Bold, Fresh, Unique Flavors and an Amazing Team Culture

With a deep love and appreciation for food, founder and CEO Michael Lenard, opened TaKorean in August 2010 out of a 1985 Ford step van that he converted to a food truck. A native of Washington, DC, Lenard is determined to provide healthy, well-balanced meals at a reasonable price to his fellow Washingtonians. Now you can bring a TaKorean franchise to your neighborhood and build an exciting business for yourself.

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Why TaKorean is the Franchise For you

Why TaKorean, Why Now

Back of the house is part of the
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Backed by a professional team with Over 60 Years of experience, we will help you create a business you will be proud to own. With footprints as small as 700 square feet and limited equipment required, strategic real estate selection, buildout and operations are easier for you.

Industry low 4% royalty

– we want your money to go toward further investing.


Site Selection & Construction

The TaKorean business model allows for a flexible footprint with simplified, established design packages. That means you can choose the size of your restaurant that meets the needs of your community. Food court, inline strip center location, drive-thru? Whatever the local dynamic, there’s probably a TaKorean option that fits.

Training & Ongoing Support

Visit our flagship restaurant for initial training, and then we will spend time in your restaurant for onsite training to help you get started and instill confidence in your team. Once your business is up and running, count on us to be there to support you as you continue to build and grow your business, both in-person throughout the year, and via phone, text, and email.

Cutting Edge Technology

Use your time leading and delveoping your team, instead of in the office handling the technology you need to run a smooth and efficient operation. From our integrated, AI based bookkeeping, POS, and inventory system to our automated invoicing software, your business will run smoothly as you build it.

Documentation & Resources

You will have access to our confidential operations manual, a valuable tool to reference for day-to-day procedures, exclusive recipes, scheduling, reporting, and beyond.


We can help you with branded materials and web presence, as well as appropriate local campaigns to let your community know you and your staff are ready to offer them an excellent experience and great food.

MEET OUR Secret Sauce

When you buy a TaKorean franchise, you’re not just starting a business, you’re joining a family. Our TaKorean leadership team is a group of diverse and talented entrepreneurs who are carrying out our mission to deliver high quality food and a next level customer experience.

How We Stand Out


Quality and freshness matter to us. We use freshly made ingredients in our menu.


A great employee experience, makes a great customer experience. We pay 40% more than the national average, and hit or exceed financial results.


From the time a customer walks in, to the time they sit down to enjoy their meal, we pride ourselves in creating a clean, modern & delicious experience.


We’re building together– it’s the TaKorean way. Don’t see your market listed? Contact us. We will work with you!

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