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Catch ‘em While You Can: Shrimp Returns to Del Taco

- Free Crispy Shrimp Taco for Fans on Facebook -

(Lake Forest, CA) Feb.17, 2010 – There’s nothing insignificant about this big news: The Crispy Shrimp Taco is returning to the Del Taco menu for a limited time only beginning today. To celebrate its return, Del Taco is offering a coupon for a free Crispy Shrimp Taco with any purchase through its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deltaco.

“The Crispy Shrimp Taco has become one of our most requested limited time menu items,” said John Cappasola, Vice President of Marketing at Del Taco. “Our fans are going to be excited to hear that they can get one for free with their next purchase through our Facebook fan page.”

The Crispy Shrimp Taco will also be making a guest appearance on a new episode of the Del Taco Super Special Show, which begins airing on Facebook today. Wes and Barry are back and numerous vignettes have been added, including a mermaid who devours her shrimp schoolmate and a cantankerous captain right off the shrimp boat, and introducing two recurring skits, the Taco Dairies and Sauce Packet Theatre.

The Crispy Shrimp Tacos feature delicious shrimp dipped in a lime chili batter, shredded cabbage, secret sauce, freshly made salsa and a lime wedge, and sells for only $1.89. The meal deal sells for $5.99 and includes two Crispy Shrimp Tacos, world famous crinkle cut fries and a drink. Del Taco is also bringing back two seasonal seafood offerings – shrimp and fries and fish and fries. The meal deal includes ten pieces of shrimp and fries or two pieces of fish and fries with a drink for $4.99.

“Consumers know that Del Taco is the place for great tacos and unbelievable value and our Crispy Shrimp Taco really delivers,” added Cappasola.

Del Taco first introduced seafood tacos with the launch of the Crispy Fish Taco in 2005. With a hand-breaded fish fillet, crunchy cabbage, hand-made salsa and secret sauce, Del Taco’s Fish taco remains one of the most popular tacos served at the Mexican chain.

Facebook coupon offer is good while supplies last and valid at participating Del Taco locations.

Del Taco menu items are made fresh to order, and are prepared with many quality ingredients including lard-free beans made from scratch daily, real cheddar cheese grated daily, chicken grilled fresh every hour, hand-made salsa and fresh produce.

Del Taco has more than 515 restaurants in 18 states.

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publicrelations@deltaco.com