Seasoned Operator Signs 10-Unit Taco John's Agreement for Colorado
Dara Dejbakhsh has proven himself as a successful multi-unit franchisee with brands such as Dairy Queen and Burger King. Now he’s signed a 10-unit deal with Taco John’s in Colorado. Dejbakhsh is purchasing five of Taco John’s existing units in Northern Colorado and is contracted to build five new locations. All of the existing locations are slated to be remodeled by the end of the year.
“I’m thrilled to be expanding my restaurant portfolio with a brand like Taco John’s. The Mexican quick serve segment is definitely the place to be,” said Dejbakhsh. “The food at Taco John’s was definitely a differentiator as I was doing my research in the industry. Our first location opening can’t come soon enough!”
Dejbakhsh has more than four decades of experience in the franchise and quick-service industry. He is the co-founder and CEO of DND Group Inc., a management company that owns and operates 27 franchise restaurants in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Dejbakhsh also understands the franchisor side of the business. He was the COO of Mrs. Fields, where he was responsible for overseeing all brands with in Mrs. Fields portfolio worldwide, including Mrs. Fields, TCBY, Pretzelmaker, Pretzel Time, and Great American Cookies. He also spent time managing Dunkin’ brands for the western U.S., Asia Pacific, Canada, and Australia.
Taco John’s is a QSR brand with more than 380 stores open in 22 states.
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