Tacos 4 Life Grill announced the opportunity to franchise in select Southeast markets. Franchises opportunities are now available in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Tennessee.
“We are looking for franchisees who want to develop a great brand, but becoming a Tacos 4 Life franchisee is more than being a great restaurant owner,” says cofounder Ashton Samuelson who created the company with her husband Austin. “Working with us means you are passionate about our mission to end childhood hunger. We are a purpose-driven brand, and we will never lose sight of why we come to work every day.”
Tacos 4 Life is more than just a taco restaurant. 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 more than 2.5 million meals.
“The decision to expand our franchise program was an easy one. Empowering likeminded business people who have a heart for the hungry will allow us to feed more children and save more lives faster than we can do with a corporate ownership model,” says chief brand officer Donnie Robertson. “There is a shocking number of children who die each day from hunger. It’s very sad and completely preventable. The power of one idea is changing millions of lives.”
The first Tacos 4 Life Grill opened in Conway, Arkansas, on June 9, 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.
Tacos 4 Life exists to serve amazing food and to empower communities to fight to end world hunger. Tacos 4 Life is a highly differentiated restaurant that offers chef-inspired, award-winning menu items served in a unique environment.