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Del Taco to Expand to Texas - Nation's No. 2 Mexican Quick Serve Chain Announces Plans for Dallas/Ft. Worth Market

(Lake Forest, CA) August 9, 2010 – Fresh salsa with your burger? Fries with your taco? Yes, ma'am, Del Taco is coming to Texas! Del Taco's popular burritos and tacos and burgers, fries and premium shakes will soon be making their mark on fast food lovers throughout Dallas/Ft. Worth. Today, the company announces plans to expand into this market and will break ground on its first location in Denton this month.

The new Del Taco, located at 1703 S. State Loop 288, Denton, will open in the fall. A second location is planned for McKinney, northeast of Dallas.

At Del Taco, all menu items are made to order using fresh ingredients including freshly grated cheddar cheese, hand-made salsa, lard-free beans made from scratch and chicken grilled every hour. The menu includes Mexican offerings of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites like hamburgers, fries and milk shakes. Del Taco also serves breakfast and most restaurants are open 24 hours with a drive thru.

Del Taco's restaurants serve more than 3.5 million customers each week, and the chain has more than 125,000 Facebook fans. Del Taco's Facebook site – – offers consumers free food coupons and entertaining content.

"We believe the Del Taco brand is a great fit for the Dallas/Ft. Worth market," said Paul Murphy, Del Taco CEO. "We're excited to bring our great tasting food and strong value options to Texas."

Founded in 1964, Del Taco operates or franchises more than 515 restaurants in 16 states. ^ Top