Franchising

If you live for great food and love building a community, bring your passion to the Taziki’s family as a Franchise Partner. Being your own boss and becoming a franchise owner with Taziki’s provides you with the opportunity to buy a life changing, complete turnkey business. Please note that we cannot be blamed if you gorge yourself on baklava.

Flexible Design

When you decide to bring Taziki’s to your city, we’ll be there to help you bring it home. We value community, and will work with you to adhere to the local charm and architecture of your chosen Taziki’s location.

Beautiful interiors with high-quality features and modern concepts create the atmosphere our guests love to dine in, so we’ll help you hone your design. Clean and refreshing Mediterranean décor includes ceiling clouds, hardwood furnishings, natural stone and wood finishes, custom hand-built community tables which are perfect for large parties, and residential lighting, which sets the tone for the perfect dining escape.

Flavor For Success

Taziki’s has had 17 years of solid growth, and in that time we have learned what works for our locations.

We have the tools and team in place to offer you support as you begin your journey to bring Mediterranean flavor to your community.

Support Provided To Our Franchise Partners include:

  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Architectural Design
  • New Store Opening Planning
  • Management Training Program
  • POS Systems and Technology
  • Detailed Operations Tools
  • Accounting Assistance
  • Marketing Support
  • Accessible Corporate Team
  • Franchise Training Meetings
  • Regular Technology Advancement

 

Become A Part of The Taziki’s Family

We are looking for franchisees with experience as a restaurant operator (multi-unit preferred), with real estate experience in your desired market area. Our franchisees are committed to exceeding expectations, and providing the best fresh-casual experience to their guests.

If you are interested in franchising please contact us at franchise@tazikiscafe.com or 205-451-1860.

 

What Makes us Different

Our slogan, “Fresh, Casual and Delicious”, is what makes Taziki’s unique.

We love serving delicious food, and making it as easy as possible for you to enjoy. Whether you join us for a low-key lunch in the restaurant or pick up take-out for a family dinner, Taziki’s is thrilled to be a part of making your day better.

Fast food? Not here! We offer fresh, flavorful options in a quick-serve environment. Why settle for food that’s just average when you can have the rich flavors of the Mediterranean in the same amount of time? We believe in treating yourself, and at our prices you can afford to treat yourself often.

Our menu is packed full of original chef-driven recipes prepared daily from fresh ingredients. Taziki’s believes in bringing Southern hospitality to our delicious Mediterranean dishes, giving families healthy alternatives for their dining options. Your mouth will be watering as you indulge in one of our homemade dishes, especially our famous (line-out-the-door) favorite Taziki’s Signature Pasta.

What Makes Us Family

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Keith Richards began cooking chicken in a K-Mart kitchen and serving sweet tea in Styrofoam cups at a young age in Ensley, Alabama. His passion for food preparation, combined with a tireless work ethic, helped Keith move up the ranks to café manager at Birmingham’s award-winning restaurant Bottega Café.

After a trip to Greece with his wife in 1997, Keith returned to the South with a palate for Greek cuisine. The first Taziki’s opened in 1998 with 1,100 square feet just off of Highway 280 in Birmingham. Using his memory and a few family recipes as a guide, Keith cobbled together quite an impressive restaurant menu and welcomed 76 customers his first day. Now, almost 20 years later, his dream of providing Greek culinary creations for families looking for healthy choices has kept customers coming back time and time again.

Keith currently serves as Chief Development Officer with a charge to take the deliciously different food of Taziki’s to new tables across the U.S.

Our Story

WHAT INSPIRED US: 

In 1997, Keith Richards and his wife Amy were vacationing in Greece where they discovered small-table Mediterranean cafés where everyone in the community gathered together to connect around healthy flavors and to celebrate life! They enjoyed the food, but also observed a deeper kind of warmth and connection that moved them to say – “That’s what I want to spend my life doing.”  But how do you capture the feeling of family and friends around the table and the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle? Inspired, Keith and Amy returned home with a stack of photographs and a vision to import their experience by opening the first of many Mediterranean cafes in 1998.   They created a place free from the noise of the world and the fast pace of our busy lives.  They created a time to reconnect over refreshing Mediterranean flavors.  They designed a menu of interesting flavors real, home-made food.  Through all these years, and the addition of new Taziki’s across the country, they became a family of big-hearted foodies committed to making an impact in the community. 

At Taziki’s, we embrace the “Mediterranean Lifestyle” which emphasizes:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Enjoying meals with family and friends
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
  • Getting plenty of exercise 

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: 

Over two millennia ago, Aristotle introduced the idea of Eudaimonia – a classical greek word that is commonly translated as “happiness,” but perhaps better described at “well-being” or “human flourishing” or “the good life”.  

While Eudaimonia describes a form of happiness, it is not the fleeting, temporary happiness that comes, say, from a bowl of ice cream or buying a new pair of shoes.  Eudaimonia is deeper, richer, more sustaining. It arises when we live well, love well and form strong connections with the people in our lives.  It is the foundation of strong communities.

This kind of happiness doesn’t come and go, moment to moment. It’s a more powerful reflection of contentment, satisfaction, gratefulness.

Rarely is this happiness felt more strongly than during a great meal in the company of people you love and respect. This kind of happiness sustains us long after the meal is over. It’s why the ceremony of food is central to every culture, because the table is the easiest place to build the bonds that hold our communities together.

Eudaimonia explains why it’s possible to fall in love with a small café in Greece, like Keith and Amy Richards did, even when you don’t speak a common language — in just a few short days. It’s not simply the food, but the powerful connections that can grow miraculously in the right setting.

Great food, in the right setting, prepared and served by people with the right mindset, can be the catalyst for that deeper, richer, more meaningful happiness.

And that’s what we do at Taziki’s. We focus our entire existence on creating Eudaimonia  That’s why we don’t have TVs in our restaurants.  That’s why we obsess over the quality of our food.  That’s why the kitchen is open, and the walls between guests and servers are knocked down.

We exist to create the kind of happiness that is found in few other places in modern life.  Today, our mission is to create an environment that combines extraordinary food with the meaningful human connection missing from much of society today — all to help people achieve a deeper, more sustaining form of happiness.

Learn more on our Media page at tazikiscafe.com/media

The Numbers

Average Annual Sales: $ 1.47 million*

Franchise Fee: $35,000
$5,000 discount after first unit

Royalty Fee: 4%

*Based on 2015 item 19 data

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