At Pancheros we pride ourselves on the ability to make a better burrito that out-burritos the competition. Our customers know the difference, and our franchisees benefit from the difference.
Rodney Anderson is our president and co-founder and the "burritoer" behind Pancheros. The Pancheros' story is a humble one. Rodney spent his fair share of time frequenting local taquerias around Chicago while getting his MBA. Applying his newly acquired college education, he realized there was a fundamental issue with the supply and demand of burritos – mostly, that there was a high demand but low supply. He set out to fix that by opening Pancheros and satisfying the demand for superior burritos. The rest is history, and we've been rolling great burritos ever since.
Why Our Franchise?
There are many ways we support our franchisees. One is by taking ownership of the site selection process, making it a team effort. Boasting 25 years of restaurant site selection experience, VP of Real Estate, Jim Tycom, communicates all of the details regarding the Pancheros' real estate process and site criteria, field review, and approval of sites to move forward to real estate committee (REC). And for those franchisees who prefer it, Jim will also provide support and input into the formation of new franchise territories as well.
Another way we help franchisees is with design and construction. Shannon Krauss oversees this important area when you decide to buy a franchise. Since 2002, Shannon and her team have been building and remodeling Pancheros Mexican Grills. Once a franchisee's lease for the future site is approved, the design and construction team will carry franchisees through to their grand opening.
One of the most important ways we support our franchisees is by putting the whole team behind each franchisee's success. The entire Pancheros' team is on hand to support a franchisee's restaurant grand opening with marketing, public relations, and media. But, it doesn't end there. Our marketing and "burrito relations" teams also provide ongoing consultation to reach target demographics and maximize queso consumption, ensuring that the amazing burritos our franchisees expertly build will draw many loyal burrito connoisseurs.