Del Taco Continues Midwest Expansion

Exclusive Development Territories Available for Franchisees

November 24, 2014 // // Lake Forest, California – Del Taco, a leader in the Mexican quick-service restaurant category, announced its plans to develop at least eight restaurants in the Chicago area to begin by early 2016. Currently with 550 restaurants in 16 states, this latest expansion supports the company's major-growth strategy to bring Del Taco's fresh, made-to-order Mexican and American favorites to guests across the country.

"We've had strong interest from franchise candidates in this part of the country for some time, and we've found a solid development partner," said Laura Tanaka, director of franchise development. "Backed by 50 years of excellence, Del Taco is eager to introduce the brand and unique menu offerings to our new guests in the Midwest."

Leading the company's expansion in the northern Chicago metropolitan area is the franchise group The Tasty Group Chicago, LLC who has committed to open at least eight locations throughout this exclusive territory. The first restaurant is tentatively scheduled to open by July, 2016.

The managing principals of the Tasty Group Chicago bring a diverse set of experiences, including real estate development, construction, and restaurant operations. "As a Midwest native, I believe there's a void in the fresh Mexican quick-service restaurant category in the region, and I'm confident that Del Taco will thrive here," said one of the partners. "We look forward to becoming a staple in the community and delivering on the brand promise to provide fresh, delicious food at a tremendous value."

The Mexican quick service category is one of the fastest growing segments in the industry and Del Taco attracts a broad customer base across all age groups, income levels and demographics. Del Taco looks to partner with qualified franchisees that have the financial strength and foodservice, operations and real estate experience to help grow the brand nationwide. The company offers extensive training, operational and marketing support to franchisees. In addition, Del Taco's continuous and in-depth research and development of new menu items provides delicious reasons for customers to keep coming back.

Those looking for more information about the benefits of becoming a Del Taco franchisee may register for an informational franchise webinar that will be conducted on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11am Pacific/2:00pm EST. Visit the Del Taco franchise website to learn more about the franchise opportunity and to sign up for the webinar at

About Del Taco

At Del Taco, all menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. Del Taco has close to 550 restaurants in 16 states and serves 3 million guests each week. The nation's leading consumer review magazine named Del Taco as having the "Best Value for Your Money" in its annual survey on "America's Best Fast Food (and the Worst)." The results appeared in the August 2014 issue of the magazine and were based on opinions of 96,000 diners nationwide who had meals at 65 restaurant chains. The company offers various development incentive packages to new Del Taco franchisees. For more information, please contact Laura Tanaka, Director of Franchise Development at (949) 462-7379 or, or visit


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