Industry News | January 6, 2014

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.

 

Priced at $1.29, the new Turkey Tacos are served in a crunchy corn or warm flour tortilla with freshly grated cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce, and pico de gallo, made fresh daily at each Del Taco location. The Turkey Taco Meal, priced at $5, includes two tacos, chips with fresh pico de gallo salsa and a drink. When paired with a diet drink, the Turkey Taco Meal has only 430 calories.

 

Turkey Tacos reinforce our guest promise to serve quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly prepared ingredients at an unbelievable price,” says John Cappasola, the company’s executive vice president and chief brand officer. “We’re proud to accommodate the growing number of guests who prefer turkey as a protein option but still want great flavor.”

 

It’s exciting to see a major player such as Del Taco offer turkey as a protein option,” says Heidi Diller, registered dietitian-nutritionist who evaluated the product. “Not only do Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos have 33 percent less fat, they taste great.”

 

Get in on the Turkey Taco talk by using #letstalkturkey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or download a coupon for a free Turkey Taco with any purchase.

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