Reduced startup costs designed to encourage business ownership among ideal candidates for entrepreneurship.

LAS VEGAS – Kori McClurg, CEO of Ori’Zaba’s parent company Astute Brands, knows firsthand why veterans make great franchise owners. A veteran of the US Air Force herself, McClurg served as a flight test engineer before departing the service at the rank of captain. That’s why popular Mexican restaurant chain Ori’Zaba’s is proud to be able to now offer qualified veterans $10,000 off the initial franchise fee.

Veterans transitioning to the civilian world carry forward many of the traits crucial in their military careers, like integrity, respect, dependability and teamwork, that are also crucial to good leadership. These are exactly the characteristics Ori’Zaba’s is looking for in franchise owners to uphold the brand’s mission and make the entire franchise stronger.

Recognizing that Ori’Zaba’s and veterans are a perfect match, Ori’Zaba’s hopes its discounted franchise fee will encourage veterans to invest in the company.

“With their background and skills that easily translate to the franchising world, veterans are uniquely qualified to own and operate their own business,” said McClurg. “By offering a discounted franchise fee, we’re hoping to attract the kind of owners who reflect Ori’Zaba’s mission and values to further our growth.”

Understanding veterans’ dependence on operational systems and processes, Ori’Zaba’s offers comprehensive training to guide veterans and help them reach their franchise goals, including:
• Shoulder-to-shoulder and online training supporting all aspects of the business
• Ori’Zaba’s University, a role-based online training system
• In-depth training resulting in fully-versed and customer-ready staff
• Optimized systems for mastering the made-from-scratch model with precision

To learn more about franchising opportunities with the company, including the newly discounted fees for veterans, call 952.388.4136, email adam ( @ ) zabas dot com or visit

About Ori’Zaba’s – Ori’Zaba’s is a fast casual Mexican restaurant chain whose mission is to feed the soul of every guest with old world Mexican flavors, made every day with care in our scratch kitchens, with the finest, freshest ingredients. Originating in Las Vegas in 2001, Ori’Zaba’s multiple locations can now be found throughout the city. To learn more, visit