Del Taco, the nation’s No. 2 Mexican quick-service restaurant chain, is looking to Charleston to expand its presence in the Southeast. The company today announced plans to open between 8 and 10 Del Taco restaurants in the Charleston, South Carolina, area and is seeking qualified restaurant operators as franchise partners.
Del Taco recognized the achievements of several franchise owners and awarded this year’s Top Taco at its recent franchisee conference. Awards were presented to the Developer of the Year, Franchise Operator of fewer than three units, and a multi-unit operator.
Del Taco announced several promotions and appointments within its executive ranks as part of a larger initiative to redefine how the company delivers on its brand experience.
“Del Taco is on an aggressive mission to redefine how potential new and current customers view our product and service experience,” says Paul Murphy, CEO of Del Taco. “Ultimately, it is our goal to be the No. 1 restaurant of choice in our category precisely because of our raising the bar to consistently provide both quality and value at Del Taco.”
Del Taco announced today that it has signed a three-unit development deal with DT Restaurants of Texas.
The first Del Taco location will be at Hawk’s Creek Center, 520 State Highway 183 in Fort Worth, and is expected to open in April.
This latest announcement is part of the continuing expansion of the popular chain into the Dallas/Fort Worth market. In 2010, Del Taco announced plans to expand in the market with approximately 80 restaurants.
In a strategic move that bolsters franchisee leadership in Arizona, Del Taco announced that Desert Taco, its largest franchisee in Arizona, acquired the company’s remaining six Phoenix locations.
Lead by Brent Veach, Desert Taco presently owns and operates 14 Del Taco restaurants and will bring its total ownership to 20 of the area’s 26 locations with this acquisition. Desert Taco opened its first Del Taco in 1999 and opened eight more restaurants over the next nine years. Three years ago, Desert Taco acquired additional locations to reach a total of 14 restaurants.
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Del Taco restaurants across the country are putting a spin on one of Germany’s most famous events–Oktoberfest. Beginning on National Taco Day, October 4, and lasting until October 31, Del Taco will offer taco specials all day, every day for a month-long celebration worthy of tacos–Tacoberfest.
At the center of Del Taco’s Tacoberfest is the Taco Deluxe with five layers of fresh flavor including seasoned beef, freshly grated cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
It’s true that different brands excel at different things, be it in the area of nutritional offerings, customer service, or speed.
It’s true, too, with drive-thru service; some brands perform better than the rest. And this year the QSR Drive-Thru Performance Study focuses on seven brands as a benchmark group that have consistently, year after year, risen to the top of the heap in drive-thru performance.
Drive-thru performance was first studied in 1998 to gauge the speed and accuracy of fast feeders and encourage the industry to improve its service. And improve it did:
Shredded Pork Carnitas is available now for a limited time at Del Taco, offering fans the savory taste of tender, slow-braised pork that is simmered in small batch kettles as found in the cooking methods of the traditional Mexican kitchen.
Shredded Pork Carnitas menu items include Carnitas Combo Burrito, Carnitas Taco al Carbon, and Carnitas Macho Nachos, as a la carte items and meals.