District Taco: Falls Church, Va.
District Taco is a popular Yucatan-style taco shop with five locations based in the Washington, D.C. area founded by Marc Wallace and Osiris Hoil.
After announcing franchising in August, the company signed its first two development agreements: the first for five units and the second for ten units. The first franchisees will open their location in Springfield, Va. By the end of 2022, with another location coming to McLean, Va. by the first quarter of 2023. The store pipeline includes twenty 5-unit minimum development agreements over a 5-year period, and by the end of 2027, District Taco hopes to have 20 new franchisees and 55 new locations, with markets in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
“In 2009, two neighbors got together over some homemade chips, salsa and guacamole and decided to launch a District Taco food cart,” District Taco said in a statement. “Since then, District Taco has grown to fourteen locations and employs more than 300 people in and around Washington D.C. and Philadelphia metro areas. Their mission is to serve quality - Yucatán style – Mexican food that is fresh, simple and healthful.”
The average store prototype is 2,000-square-feet.