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Del Taco Signs Up for Big Utah Expansion

Del Taco announced a major growth initiative for Utah with the signing of a development agreement with franchisees Paul and Jane Hitzelberger of Utah Del, which will result in the addition of 13 new Del Taco locations in the state that already has 24 locations.

"Utah is a critical and growing market for Del Taco," says Jim Lyons, COO, franchising and chief development officer at Del Taco. "Our franchise partners Paul and Jane Hitzelberger are among the best in the business, and these growth plans will continue to bring Del Taco's great tasting food to more communities."

2010 in Review

Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson

1. BK Sold to Brazilian Investors

Becoming the decade’s biggest restaurant buyout, No. 3 burger chain Burger King Corp. was acquired by 3G Capital, a New York firm backed by Brazilian investors, for $3.3 billion in September. —BC

2. The Food Truck Obsession

Del Taco Opens First Dallas-Area Store

The new Del Taco store in Denton, Texas.

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It’s official: the Dallas/Ft. Worth area gained its first Del Taco restaurant as the chain opened the doors to a restaurant in Denton.

The new Del Taco, located at 1715 S. State Loop 288 in Denton, first announced plans to open this past summer. 

"We believe the Del Taco brand is a great fit for the Dallas/Ft. Worth market,” said Paul Murphy, Del Taco CEO, at the time of the groundbreaking. “We’re excited to bring our great-tasting food and strong value options to Texas.”

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