TaKorean Slashes Franchise Fee in Half for Veterans, Offering $20,000 Discount

TaKorean Slashes Franchise Fee in Half for Veterans, Offering $20,000 Discount

The concept’s leadership recognizes how well veterans fit within its business concept and is excited to help open doors for those who have served.

TaKorean Slashes Franchise Fee in Half for Veterans, Offering $20,000 DiscountTaKorean, the fast casual Korean-Mexican fusion concept, is now offering veterans a 50% discount on the initial franchise fee, decreasing the amount by $20,000.

“There are skills and character traits associated with veterans that inherently make them a good fit for the franchise model,” said Mike Lenard, CEO of TaKorean. “They have experience following protocol, perfecting processes and working as part of a true team — all things TaKorean owners, leaders, and staff do each day.”

Eric Lenard, director of development, and Lukas Umana, president of TaKorean, both have personal connections to the military. Eric’s grandfather was a career Army officer who served in the last regiment of the horseback cavalry in the Black Hills of South Dakota, commanded a tank in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in that battle, and Lukas worked closely with servicemembers during his decade as a Financial Analyst for the CIO office at Defense Logistics Agency.

“We wanted to do something really meaningful,” Eric explained. “We want to open doors for veterans and provide a sort of ‘thank you’ for their service. We’re able to separate ourselves from other franchise opportunities by doing something so tangible.”

The discount will launch on November 7th in honor of Veteran’s Day 2022 and will be an ongoing feature of the franchise in the following year.

TaKorean Slashes Franchise Fee in Half for Veterans, Offering $20,000 Discount

TaKorean, a fast-casual Korean-inspired concept with Latin-American influence, was founded by Mike Lenard in 2010 to bring a fresh twist on Korean flavors to the Washington DC food scene. Its “build your own” bowl and taco concept allows guests to create memorable meals, catered to their specific preferences by combining the restaurant’s colorful, fresh, and delicious ingredients. Originally founded as a mobile vending concept, Lenard and his team have grown the brand into a local chain of brick-and-mortar locations and, as of 2022, are eager to offer the opportunity to franchise the concept. The investment required to open a TaKorean restaurant ranges from $215,500–$781,500, including a $40,000 franchise fee. Visit www.takoreanfranchise.com for more information.