Talkin’ Tacos, a food truck turned fast-casual Mexican eatery based in South Florida, has launched national franchise operations that will expand the popular concept’s footprint targeting high-density cities. The growing Miami sensation serves scratch-made, innovative and Instagram-worthy Mexican dishes like Birria Tacos and Birria Ramen where the beef is braised for 12 hours for maximum tenderness and flavor. The brand, which has already signed its first multi-unit franchise deal in the Orlando area, also announced two additional South Florida corporate locations that are set to open in 2023.


Talkin’ Tacos is the brainchild of two South Florida entrepreneurs and childhood best friends, Mohammad Farraj and Omar Al-Massalkhi. As their brand and food truck’s popularity quickly grew, the never-ending lines prompted their expansion into a local brick-and-mortar space in Miramar and a second restaurant later that year in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood.


The brand is seeking qualified candidates interested in multi-unit franchising who have robust entrepreneurial backgrounds and proven business experience. Although restaurant experience is not required, Talkin’ Tacos is looking for high-performing operators with deep ties to their communities who will best represent and deploy the Talkin’ Tacos experience. 

The startup costs to open a Talkin’ Tacos restaurant begins at $280,000 which includes a $35,000 franchise fee. Franchisees will be required to pay a 5.5 percent royalty. Prospective franchisees are encouraged to visit, call 305-592-9229 or email for additional information on franchising and FAQ’s.