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Taco Signs Development Agreement
Athens, Georgia Territory
Group to Open Five Restaurants by 2023
Forest, CA – September 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Del
Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading
Mexican quick service restaurant*
(MQSR), announces that it has signed a development agreement with a new
franchise group to open five Del Taco stores in the greater Athens, Georgia
area over the next six years.
by industry veterans Darrin Buono and Bill Siddiqi, the group’s first location
is scheduled to open in 2019 and will follow with one new unit every year
thereafter, further growing Del Taco’s existing Georgia presence and broadly
building upon the company’s planned Southeast Region expansion.
more than thirty years in the QSR industry, Buono is currently a multi-unit
franchise owner of both Dunkin’ Donuts and Five Guys restaurants with operating
partner, Siddiqi, who will also oversee the franchise group’s Del Taco
Taco is raising the bar in the industry through its commitment to serving
fresh, made-to-order food at a fantastic price,” said Buono. “This QSR-plus
the convenience of a drive-thru – resonates well with the Georgia community,
as proven by Del Taco’s success in Atlanta, and we’re confident that Athens
residents will embrace the brand and its quality food and unbeatable value
by 15 consecutive quarters of system wide same store sales increases, Del
Taco presents tremendous growth potential for experienced multi-unit operators
looking to diversify their portfolios with an industry leading brand, and
bring Del Taco’s made-to-order food to guests nationwide.
more than 550 locations across 15 states, Del Taco offers plenty of room
for franchisees to grow in both existing core markets and targeted new
markets. Those interested in taking advantage of the company’s tremendous
growth potential and learning more about its franchising opportunities
are encouraged to register for an informational webinar at www.deltacofranchise.com.
number of units
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Taco (NASDAQ: TACO) offers a unique variety of both Mexican and American
favorites such as burritos and fries, prepared fresh in every restaurant’s
working kitchen with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. Del Taco’s
menu items taste better because they are made with quality ingredients
like freshly grated cheddar, hand-chopped pico de gallo, sliced avocado,
slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and fresh-grilled marinated chicken
and carne asada. The brand’s UnFreshing Believable® campaign further
communicates Del Taco’s commitment to provide guests with the best quality
and value for their money. Founded in 1964, today Del Taco serves more
than three million guests each week at its more than 550 restaurants across
15 states. For more information, visit www.deltaco.com.