Taco Del Mar Announces New CFO

Rick Braa named Chief Financial Officer of Taco Del Mar Franchising Corp.

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taco Del Mar Franchising Corp. appoints Rick Braa as the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Taco Del Mar, a quick service Mexican restaurant chain featuring big Baja beach-style Mondo Burritos and fish tacos, has more than 240 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Rick comes to Taco Del Mar with an extensive career in accounting and finance. He was formerly a Principal and Director of Clothier & Head, Taco Del Mar's former audit firm. In addition, Rick has gained food, restaurant and brand experience with West Farm Foods and Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.

"We are very pleased to welcome Rick Braa to our team," said Larry Destro, president and CEO of Taco Del Mar. "He will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization."

Braa is based in Taco Del Mar's corporate office in Seattle, Wash.

About Taco Del Mar

Founded in Seattle in 1992 by brothers James and John Schmidt, Taco Del Mar is a quick-service casual restaurant chain inspired by southern Baja, Mexico and coastal beach shacks known for serving some of the tastiest burritos and tacos. Today, Taco Del Mar brings those craved Mexican flavors and experience to more than 260 locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam.

Parents magazine recently named Taco Del Mar one of America's Top 10 Best Fast-Casual Family Restaurants. For more information, visit www.parents.com/bestfastrestaurants. Health magazine also named Taco Del Mar one of America's Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants. As the fresh, fast alternative to traditional Mexican food, Taco Del Mar takes its ingredients seriously, balancing taste and nutrition. Taco Del Mar's menu is completely Trans-fat free. The restaurant steams its long-grain rice, does NOT use lard in its beans and uses fresh-made tortillas (with five different choices - spinach, tomato, flour, corn and whole wheat). Taco shells are baked, not fried, and Taco Del Mar's salsas and guacamole are made with fresh ingredients daily.

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