Del Taco announced it has teamed up with the JENNIE-O brand to develop a lean, seasoned ground turkey recipe using a proprietary blend of spices. Available at participating restaurants beginning December 30, the turkey has 33 percent less fat than Del Taco’s seasoned beef, yet offers the same flavor. Initially introducing turkey to the menu in January 2014, Del Taco continues to satisfy guest demand for quality ingredients and is still the only Mexican quick-service restaurant to offer lean, seasoned ground turkey as a protein option.

“We are excited to bring JENNIE-O Turkey into our restaurants at the end of December,” says John Cappasola, executive vice president and chief brand officer of Del Taco LLC. “Our guests expect great tasting food made to order with fresh ingredients, and partnering with the JENNIE-O brand further demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality menu items without sacrificing flavor.”

Del Taco’s menu will highlight turkey best-sellers including the Turkey Tacos, Turkey Combo Burrito, Turkey CrunchTada Tostada, and the Deluxe Turkey Taco Salad. Price and participation may vary.

“We are thrilled to partner with Del Taco as they expand their turkey offerings,” says Chad Randick, vice president of food service at JENNIE-O Turkey Store. “We admire the company’s dedication to offering guests better-for-you options.”

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