Del Taco

$500,000 Capital Required

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A Leader in the Growing Mexican QSR+ Segment

For over 50 years, Del Taco has served freshly prepared, high- quality food at an unbeatable value. This rare combination is one of the many reasons why Del Taco is the second leading brand in the fast-growing Mexican quick-service restaurant (QSR+) category.

With more than 550 locations in 15 states, Del Taco has a strong presence across the western United States, with plenty of room for franchisees to grow in both existing and untapped markets.

Prospective partners have the opportunity to join a thriving brand and also benefit from the demand for an experience only Del Taco can offer. Consumers everywhere are consistently asking for a Del Taco in their town.

We are aggressively expanding across the United States, and seeking passionate multi-unit restaurant operators like you. Fill out the form to  learn more about Del Taco’s franchising opportunity, and we will contact you to discuss your next bold business move! 

Our Brand is UnFreshing Believable

Del Taco continues to pioneer the QSR+ category and fill a void in the industry between a traditional QSR and a Fast Casual restaurant. Guests love our Mexican-inspired favorites and American classics, prepared with fresh ingredients that are hand- chopped, slow-cooked, and grilled in each restaurant’s working kitchen, and served for a great value with the convenience of a drive-thru. 

Del Taco reported system-wide comparable restaurant sales growth of 7.1 percent and company-operated comparable restaurant sales growth of 6.9 percent in the second quarter, marking 15 and 20 consecutive quarters, respectively, of positive gains.

The company’s revenue boosted 8.6 percent to $108.6 million, which topped Wall Street estimates by $1.49 million.

“Twenty consecutive quarters of positive company same-store sales with 14 of the past 17 quarters achieving positive transactions. This has been made possible by dramatically improving guest experiences at our restaurants,

Net income grew to $5.3 million (diluted earnings per share of 13 cents) compared to $4.9 million in the previous year period.

Del Taco had 555 restaurants as of June 20 2017.

Investing with Del

Del Taco's unique positioning within the rapidly growing Mexican QSR+ segment presents enormous growth potential for experienced multi-unit operators looking to diversify their portfolios with a brand consistently delivering industry-leading results. Plus, our proven success with new market entry creates opportunities in nearly any location in the United States. 

  • 2nd-leading brand in the fast-growing Mexican Quick Service Restaurant category
  • Positioned for growth with a compelling QSR+ proposition that resonates with consumers
  • Broad customer base appeal with innovative, fresh menu offerings
  • Average unit volume of $1,459,541*
  • Proven operations and support for more than 550 restaurants across 15 states
  • Exclusive development territories available across the country
  • Support of a dynamic investor board, experienced leadership team and strong company financials 

The ideal Del Taco franchise candidate will have multi-unit experience with QSRs, be well capitalized, have a passion for and commitment to exceptional customer service, and will follow our proven operating system.

  • Minimum liquid capital of $500,000
  • Minimum net worth of over $1 million
  • Prefer a minimum 5-store commitment

*Refer to Item 19 of the 2017 FDD


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