Del Taco announced Wednesday that after one of the most successful product launches in its history, the company is now expanding its partnership with Beyond Meat to offer the brand’s 100 percent plant-based protein option in two new signature protein-packed burritos, the Beyond 8 Layer Burrito and the Epic Beyond Cali Burrito, at its more than 580 locations across the country.
With the nationwide launch of its Beyond Tacos in April, Del Taco became the first national Mexican fast food chain to add a 100 percent plant-based protein option to its menu. Since then, Del Taco has sold nearly two million Beyond Tacos and Beyond Avocado Tacos, with close to 100,000 hand-sliced avocados used for the Beyond Avocado Taco alone.
“The enthusiasm shown by our fans during the first weeks of our Beyond Meat offerings was undeniable,” says John Cappasola, president and chief executive officer of Del Taco. “To that end, we wanted to reward the passion being shown across social media and in our restaurants by utilizing our uniquely seasoned Beyond Meat recipe in two new protein-packed burritos.”
Utilizing various spices in a proprietary recipe developed in partnership with Beyond Meat, the company’s newest ground-breaking burritos have Del Taco’s signature tastes:
- Beyond 8 Layer Burrito (Loaded with 27 grams of protein): Del Taco’s seasoned Beyond Meat plant-based crumbles layered with slow-cooked beans, tangy guacamole, fresh diced tomatoes, crisp lettuce, hand-grated cheddar cheese, zesty red sauce and cool sour cream, in a warm flour tortilla.
- Epic Beyond Cali Burrito: Del Taco’s seasoned Beyond Meat plant-based crumbles combined with its world famous Crinkle-Cut Fries, cool sour cream, tangy guacamole and handmade pico de gallo salsa in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.
In addition, guests who are hungry for plant-based options, as well as a great deal, can get a free Beyond 8-Layer Burrito with any purchase when they enter promo code BEYOND8 in The Del App. The offer is valid for seven days at participating restaurants beginning June 20th.
Del Taco has more than 580 restaurants across 14 states.