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DEL TACO MAKES WAVES WITH RETURN OF CRISPY SHRIMP

Return of Favorite and New Seafood Items Available for Limited Time

Lake Forest, California (February 9, 2015) –– Back by popular demand, Del Taco has announced the return of Crispy Shrimp, a fan favorite that is sure to lure guests in during the upcoming Lenten season. Now available, succulent golden shrimp is featured in Del Taco’s new Epic Crispy Shrimp Burrito, as well as original Crispy Shrimp Tacos. These limited time items will be offered alongside Del Taco’s original Beer Battered Fish Tacos and new Guacamole Fish Tacos, all made-to-order using high-quality, fresh ingredients.

“Our fans are hooked on our delicious Crispy Shrimp, paired with our fresh ingredients, it’s easy to see why,” said John Cappasola, the company’s executive vice president and chief brand officer. “In years past, our limited time shrimp and fish items have made a huge splash, and we’re thrilled to expand our seafood options this year.”

Del Taco’s Seafood Offerings:
• NEW Epic Crispy Shrimp Burrito: loaded with crispy golden shrimp, fresca lime rice, tangy green sauce, fresh cabbage, Del Taco’s secret sauce, freshly chopped pico de gallo salsa and creamy guacamole, wrapped in an oversized flour tortilla
• NEW Guacamole Fish Taco: hand-cut Alaskan Pollock fillet in a crispy beer batter, salsa casera, guacamole, fresh cabbage and cilantro, wrapped in two warm corn tortillas and served with a fresh cut lime wedge
• Crispy Shrimp Taco: crispy golden shrimp, fresh cabbage, freshly chopped pico de gallo salsa and Del Taco’s secret sauce, wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with a fresh cut lime wedge
• Beer Battered Fish Taco: hand-cut Alaskan Pollock fillet in a crispy beer batter, fresh cabbage, Del Taco’s secret sauce and hand-made pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in two warm corn tortillas and served with a fresh cut lime wedge

For a limited time, guests can purchase two Crispy Shrimp Tacos for $4.50, as well as two original Beer Battered Fish Tacos or two new Guacamole Fish Tacos for $4.

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. The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. In 2014, Del Taco celebrated its 50th anniversary and launched the “UnFreshing Believable” campaign to communicate the lengths the company goes to in order to deliver quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly-prepared ingredients. Del Taco also serves breakfast featuring a full line of breakfast burritos and tacos. Del Taco has close to 550 restaurants in 16 states serving more than three 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. Consumers can receive coupons for free food by "liking" Del Taco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltaco or joining its Raving Fan eClub at www.DelTaco.com/RavingFan. For more information, please visit www.deltaco.com.

publicrelations@deltaco.com