For more than 50 years, Del Taco has been serving freshly prepared, craveable food at an unbeatable value. This rare combination is one of the many reasons that we are the second leading brand in the fast-growing Mexican quick-service restaurant (QSR) category.
With more than 560 locations in 14 states, we have an incredibly loyal fan base and a strong presence across the western United States, with plenty of room for franchisees to grow in both existing and untapped markets.
We are aggressively expanding across the U.S. and seeking passionate multi-unit restaurant operators like you. Explore this site to learn more about Del Taco's franchising opportunity, then share your contact info so we can discuss your next bold business move!
An unbelievably Fresh Brand
Del Taco occupies the space between a traditional QSR and a Fast Casual atmosphere, by offering delicious quality food, prepared with fresh ingredients, and served with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. It’s QSR+, and Del Taco is at the forefront.
Guests love Del Taco's Mexican-inspired favorites and American classics, prepared with fresh ingredients hand-chopped, slow-cooked, and grilled in each restaurant's working kitchen. As much as our customers love our food, they also appreciate the convenience our restaurants and drive-thrus provide for their busy lives.
“Today's consumers want the best of both worlds, and no other concept is delivering the quality and freshness combined with the value and convenience on par with Del Taco.”John D. Cappasola, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
FOCUSED MENU STRATEGY & INNOVATION DRIVES TRAFFIC
Del Taco is booming and our franchisees are seeing consistent returns. This is a direct reflection of our effective barbell menu strategy, full complement of dayparts, and ongoing menu innovation that appeals to a broad demographic and continues to drive increased traffic and sales.
Del Taco's menu includes tacos and burritos as well as burgers and fries, spans a full complement of dayparts, from breakfast to dinner to late night and everything in between. By offering unbeatable variety, from premium menu items to the industry leading Buck & Under value menu, Del Taco gives guests more reasons to visit, gaining a competitive advantage in today’s busy marketplace.
Led by an experienced executive team, Del Taco's established brand legacy, proven business model, creative marketing strategies, and solid company financials offer franchisees the support systems and resources needed to establish, manage, and grow their business.
With more than 300 company-owned units and growing, Del Taco corporate has skin in the game, so franchisees can be assured that we care about the same bottom-line profits as they do, which is somewhat atypical for a franchisee driven system. With 57% of Del Taco’s restaurants being company-owned along with a focus on franchise growth, the brand takes pride in being an operating company and is serious about execution and its teams. Our motto is, "One Team, One Voice, Trusted Partners." This is a partnership and we are in this together with our franchisees.
Reasons to Invest
- Proven performance and demand in new markets supported with creative marketing efforts
- Opportunity to grow your wealth with a brand on the rise
- Second leading brand in the fast-growing Mexican QSR category*
- 24% AUV growth since 2013**
- Positioned for continual growth with a compelling QSR+ proposition that resonates with consumers
- Broad customer base appeal with innovative, fresh menu offerings
- Strong, proven operations and support for more than 560 restaurants in 14 states
- Exclusive development territories available across the country***
- Support of a dynamic investor board, experienced leadership team, and strong company financials