Industry News | October 9, 2001

Del Taco: 14 New Locations in Fresno County

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Del Taco today announced it has completed a development agreement with Frank Tumminello to build 14 new restaurants in Fresno County, Calif.

Tumminello currently operates Del Taco restaurants in Bakersfield, Calif.

This agreement is part of more than 30 franchise development agreements that have been signed in the past two years for an additional 200-plus restaurants across the United States.

"Like our customers, when our franchisees ask for more, we know we're doing something right,'' said Ron Petty, Del Taco president.

"Fresno is a completely new market for Del Taco and will connect our base of stores in Northern and Southern California together for the first time. With this agreement, Del Taco locations will exist throughout the corridor from San Diego to Sacramento without interruption.''

Del Taco is a privately held company that operates, or franchises, more than 385 Mexican quick service restaurants throughout the United States. Del Taco is the second largest Mexican restaurant chain in the United States with individual restaurant sales volumes that exceed all other Mexican quick service competitors.

Del Taco features fresh ingredients, made-to-order food, unique Mexican entrees, and an American menu that includes double cheeseburgers, shakes and crinkle cut fries. Del Taco restaurants are designed with a festive interior and drive thru.