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Quick Serves Ring in New Year with Renewed Focus on Health

Asparagus, Mushroom & Swiss Breakfast Sandwich Einstein Bros. Bagels

The limited-service restaurant industry is cashing in on diners’ New Year’s resolutions for healthy eating in a big way. At bagel concept Einstein Bros. Bagels, for example, January 1 marked renewed focus on the brand’s Smart Choices menu, which boasts a selection of better-for-you alternatives with less than 350 calories and 15 grams of fat.

Del Taco Offers New, Lean Turkey Tacos

Del Taco introduces Turkey Tacos, making the company one of the first Mexican fast food chains to offer ground turkey as a protein option. Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos feature lean, seasoned ground turkey that has 33 percent less fat than its seasoned beef yet offers the same flavor. Each Turkey Taco has only 150 calories. Del Taco is also offering a Turkey CrunchTada Tostada, an extension of the company’s popular CrunchTada product line.

 

It Starts at the Top

Every successful brand relies not only on its leader to craft and execute a winning brand strategy, but also on its executive team members to keep the concept running smoothly. A savvy CEO understands that his or her fellow C-suite members must consistently be inspired to be the highest-quality, top-notch executives possible.

For Phillip Chang, CEO of frozen-yogurt chain Yogurtland, treating employees with dignity and respect is of the utmost importance when it comes to motivating his team. He also prioritizes setting a good example for his fellow executives to follow.

Del Taco Debuts First of 25 San Antonio Units

Continuing its march across Texas, Del Taco announced the opening of its first of 25 locations planned for San Antonio.

The new San Antonio restaurant will open on Wednesday, September 4.

The new Del Taco features a 70-seat dining room, a salsa bar, and a drive thru that will be open 24 hours. This restaurant will serve breakfast from 11p.m. to 11 a.m. and will offer free WiFi in the dining room.

New Del Taco Franchisees to Help Push Brand East

Setting the stage for its latest growth surge, Del Taco now has seven new franchise groups committed to developing 39 new restaurants across the country, including in Central California, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Texas. Simultaneously, the company announced five new markets for multiunit development and a search for new franchise partners.

The news comes as Del Taco continues its ambitious growth beyond its Southern California roots to new markets to the East with new franchisees as well as new company restaurants.

Del Taco Exec Joins LBA to Build New Units in AL, FL

Larry Blumberg and Associates (LBA), a company providing comprehensive real estate and business services for hospitality and restaurant groups, has named Barry Barnhart as vice president, restaurant operations, a new company position.

Barnhart has been in the restaurant business for 43 years. He comes to LBA from Del Taco’s corporate office in Lake Forest, California, where he served with distinction as vice president of franchise operations. 

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