8 FOOD INDUSTRY TRENDS FOR 2013
The menu items, promotional tools, and business strategies that will affect quick serves this year.
Whether analyzing politics, the silver screen, or stock markets, experts try to offer a peek at the trends we can expect in the coming year. The restaurant industry is no different. Throughout 2012’s fourth quarter, various consultants, chefs, and operators gazed into their crystal balls and forecasted the hot restaurant ideas and issues...more
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOOD TEQUILA
At Yolanda’s on Colorado Blvd. – we know the importance of using quality ingredients. Our drink menu is no exception. We believe in the difference good tequila can make, which is why we use Arta Tequila for drinks at our Colorado Boulevard location. Triple distilled for ultimate purity and versatility, Artá Tequila Silver pair’s classic agave taste with touches of citrus and honey. Made from 100% organic Weber Blue Agave matured for 8 to 10...more
HARD-SHELL TACOS VERSUS SOFT-SHELL TACOS: SOFT TACOS ARE FUN AND EASY TO EAT
Like hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos feature meat, vegetables and cheese. But that’s where the similarities stop.
The biggest asset of the soft shell taco is its soft shell. Soft shell tacos feature a durable, yet delicious shell that doesn’t disappoint by breaking under pressure.
In addition to staying together, soft tacos actually hold more toppings than the standard hard shell taco.
Yet another benefit of the soft...more
CILANTRO CURES ALL
Bag the Bloat
To flatten your stomach, try cilantro, a natural diuretic, says Sara Snow, green-lifestyle expert and author of Sara Snow’s Fresh Living. (The herb also aids digestion and prevents nausea.) Just chop it up and sprinkle it on top of your salad.
Make Meals Safer
Cilantros essential oils kill salmonella and E. coli, according to studies in the Journal of Agricultural Chemistry....more
WHAT RECIPES WILL YOU HAVE AT YOUR RESTAURANT FRANCHISE?
For those that take the steps to operate a restaurant franchise in Colorado, one of the most important aspects is what kind of food will be served. There are sub sandwich franchises, burger franchises, and Mexican franchises all across the state, but if you’re about to become a Yolanda’s Tacos franchisee, one thing you can count on is that you will be serving delicious and authentic food to every person that visits your restaurant. Our...more
PEOPLE WILL LOVE VISITING YOUR MEXICAN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE
People love to eat, and while many choose to cook in their own home on most days of the week, they also love taking the family out to eat and not having to worry about finding a recipe, making it, and then cleaning up afterwards. If they can find affordable and delicious food in their community, they may even make a certain restaurant their go-to spot. At Yolanda’s Tacos, we want to be that go-to spot, and we love helping families find...more
OWN A MEXICAN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE IN COLORADO
The one thing that families search for when they want to go out to eat is a restaurant that offers outstanding food at affordable prices. This is especially true if they have children with them and want to stick to a certain budget when eating at a restaurant. At Yolanda’s Tacos, we love offering families fantastic cuisine at great prices, and we also love helping business-minded individuals provide that food to families in their community....more
THE BENEFITS OF OWNING A RESTAURANT FRANCHISE
If you’re looking for a new career or a new business opportunity, there can be several choices that present themselves. If you have a background in business ownership or food service, owning a restaurant franchise could be the ideal situation for you. In Colorado, Yolanda’s Tacos is looking for business-minded professionals to expand the delicious menu and family atmosphere that our fast casual Mexican restaurants offer, as well the...more
LOOKING FOR COLORADO FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES?
As a business-minded person, you’re always on the lookout for successful companies. You may have even owned your own business at some point, but had to rethink things when the economy took a hit a few years ago. At Yolanda’s Tacos, we’re always excited to meet people that share our passion for successful business and excellent customer service. If you’ve recently been looking for Colorado franchise opportunities in the food service industry,...more
DOES YOUR COMMUNITY NEED A MEXICAN RESTAURANT?
At Yolanda’s Tacos, we love meeting people that come into one of our restaurants for the first time and experience the delicious food and festive atmosphere that we offer. Sometimes, they’re families that are traveling and others are those that have just moved to the area. Regardless of why they’re there, we’re just happy that they came and we do our best to serve them fresh food that’s made to order. If your community has several eateries...more
GROW YOUR PALATE WITH YOLANDA’S TACOS
At Yolanda’s Tacos, we’re always keeping up with the changing trends in the restaurant industry and looking at what’s coming down the road in terms of customer preference and cuisine choice. We’ve spoken before about the fast casual model and why it’s growing in popularity, and trends in 2015 should prove to solidify that popularity even more. People are always searching for new flavors and new menu choices and at Yolanda’s, we strive to give...more
A NEW RESTAURANT FRANCHISE FOR SUMMER TOURISTS
Colorado is a beautiful place that attracts thousands of tourists each summer. People come to hike and camp in Rocky Mountain National Park, take in a Rockies game, and enjoy the nightlife of downtown Denver. When they’re here, tourists often want to experience sights and tastes that they can’t find in their home state. At Yolanda’s Tacos, we can provide the taste of authentic Mexican cuisine and make someone’s summer visit unique. With a...more
GO INTO BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF, BUT NOT BY YOURSELF
Deciding to open your own business isn’t an easy choice, but if it makes sense for you, it’s important to gather all of the necessary information on what kind of business you would operate. At Yolanda’s Tacos, we love meeting business-minded people that always strive for success, and when we talk with them about our Mexican restaurant franchise in Colorado, we always tell them that they’re going into business for themselves, but that they’re...more
WHEN LOOKING AT FRANCHISES, CONSIDER ALL THE OPTIONS
At Yolanda’s Tacos, we understand that potential franchise owners want all the information they can get their hands on before they make a final decision. Perhaps you were considering a retail franchise before, but that opportunity fell through, and now a restaurant franchise is at the top of your list. It’s important to consider what kind of investment, both financially and personally, you’re willing to make to create a successful franchise....more
FINDING THE SUPPORT YOU NEED IN A MEXICAN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE
You’re looking for a franchise to start, particularly a Mexican restaurant franchise. There are many available in Colorado. However, they are not all equal. The type of restaurant is different, for example, sit down, fast food and fast casual dining. Each restaurant is going to have a different appeal for a different customer. When you are looking at a franchise to buy into, consider the following when looking at the company structure and...more
2 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN BUYING INTO COLORADO FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES
Starting a franchise has many benefits, some of which you can read about in this blog. There are many things to be aware of when you are getting started with one of the many Colorado franchise opportunities. Doing your research and getting advice from people who have experience will be helpful. Take...more
LEARNING IN THE GAPS WHILE YOU’RE STARTING A FRANCHISE
Owning a franchise is a lot of work. If someone tells you differently, you can bet they’ve never done it before. Having said that, it can be very rewarding and challenging, which is a plus for many franchisees. One thing that is important to remember, even when you’re in the trenches with starting up your franchise or digging through the multitude of Colorado franchise opportunities—keep learning. When are you going to keep learning when...more
NARROW YOUR MEXICAN RESTAURANT FRANCHISE CHOICES DOWN
Deciding on a Mexican restaurant franchise in Colorado may be overwhelming. The thing is, there are some ways you can narrow down a franchise to the specific franchise that will fall into your skill set and passions. Here are some ideas of how you can decide on your short list of Mexican restaurant franchises.
- Do your research. Understanding how the franchise works will be helpful to knowing if they will be a good fit for you when...