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Mexican Franchise Business Del Taco Storms Florida


Mar 14, 2016

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. is continuing its expansion plans with the signing of a development agreement for Brevard County, Florida. The new agreement means the Mexican quick-service category leader will open six new restaurants in the area, bringing its total Florida footprint to eight locations in the state by 2022 with its two existing Orlando locations. 

A franchise group spokesperson said that the Del Taco franchise business is setting the pace in the industry with its made-to-order, fresh and affordable food. The Del Taco experience is resonating with the Florida community, and its success in Orlando is very promising. The group feels confident about the new locations' success in Brevard County and looks forward to its partnership with the brand. 

The Brevard County franchise group will open six freestanding locations in the area. They have more than 16 years of experience operating other food service and retail outlets in the area and are looking forward to bringing their expertise into the Mexican quick-service-plus segment. 

The Mexican quick-service-plus category is one of the fastest-growing segments in the food service industry, and Del Taco has been able to attract a customer base that is diverse in income level, age and other demographics. Each restaurant's kitchen uses fresh ingredients and features made-to-order items, with the company's focus remaining on staying on top of trends and product innovations. 

Del Taco Director of Franchise Development Laura Tanaka said the Florida expansion is another step in the brand's mission of bringing fresh American and Mexican favorites to people across the United States. According to Tanaka, the company is increasing its quick-service-plus capabilities across its locations, improving support systems for franchise partners and bringing in new menu platforms, making it an ideal time to be a Del Taco franchisee.

About the Del Taco Franchise Opportunity

Del Taco is currently a leader in the Mexican QSR segment, with more than 550 locations across 17 states. The brand is seeking new franchisees in many markets, including New York, California and Arizona.

Those qualified for the Del Taco franchise opportunity will have a net worth of no less than $1 million dollars, with at least $500,000 liquid. The initial franchisee fee is $35,000, with the total investment ranging from $847,700 to $1,815,500. Del Taco does offer fee reduction for qualified applicants through its Minority Incentive, Veteran Incentive and Market Specific Growth Incentive programs.