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Del Taco


Overview

If you are looking for a restaurant concept to invest in with a solid track record in annual sales growth, committed future development by the corporation and other investors, a diversified menu with truly signature items, and a company large enough to handle this type of expansion you've found the right company. And now, as part of Sagittarius Brands, we are expanding in new markets throughout the south-eastern United States!

Products & Services

Del Taco a franchise opportunity from Franchise Genius
The first Del Taco opened in 1964 in Bartow, California with a concept that caught on quickly -- freshly prepared, made to order Mexican/American food, fast service and value. In more than 42 years, Del Taco has grown to become a major player in the Mexican-style quick-service category. With over 470 restaurants across the country, Del Taco is the second largest Mexican/American chain in the United States.

Del Taco has successfully positioned itself for accelerated expansion across the country. The company has signed 60+ development agreements that will increase the Del Taco chain by an additional 400+ franchised restaurants over the next few years. These new agreements represent the largest franchise growth in the history of the company and will expand Del Taco’s presence from coast to coast.

The Lake Forest, CA - based chain offers menu items that appeal to a broad range of tastes with a strong emphasis on quality and value. The menu includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, world famous crinkle cut fries, Double Del® Cheeseburgers, shakes and breakfast burritos, with new tastes introduced regularly. Each item is made fresh only once the customer places the order, and is prepared with many quality ingredients including lard-free beans made from scratch daily, real cheddar cheese grated on site, chicken grilled fresh every hour, and fresh produce. Del Taco, LLC is a privately held company based in Lake Forest, California.

Training & Support

Del Taco a franchise opportunity from Franchise GeniusDel Taco provides outstanding, comprehensive training for franchisees, their managers and shift coordinators. To be successful, Del Taco franchisees must be fully trained. We require certain members of each franchise group, when not owner-operators, to be trained and certified by the Del Taco Training Dept. For financial investors, at least one member of the ownership must be fully trained in addition to the Operating Partner. Each unit is required to have a number of certified management and shift leaders in each location. The 5-week training program is conducted in corporate units, and the final week takes place at the corporate headquarters in a classroom setting.

It is important to note that Del Taco does not profit from services or supplies delivered to our franchise locations and in general Del Taco franchisees benefit from the same contractual arrangements that have been negotiated for the Del Taco corporate-owned and operated restaurants.

Del Taco’s principal distribution company is MBM, based in North Carolina, and they currently service all of our restaurants from two distribution centers, one in Southern California and one in Ohio. Currently, approximately 95% of your weekly orders come from this one distributor. As we grow, we anticipate more MBM centers to come on line.

There is a reason people in the restaurant business say the key to success is “location, location, location!” We at Del Taco are focused on educating our franchisees in the proper methods of market planning and site selection because we know that even the most well-run restaurant will struggle if it is not in the right location.

Why Del Taco?

HIGHEST AVERAGE VOLUME OF ANY MEXICAN QSR!
Over 490 Locations

AVERAGE UNIT VOLUME 11% HIGHER THAN TACO BELL!

2ND LARGEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT CHAIN IN U.S.A.!

The Wall Street Journal’s Recognition as One of America’s Top 25 Franchise Performers (2006)
Full real estate, construction, training, marketing and operations support.
Excellent street appeal engineered into unique buildings.
Layered market approach to development.
Sales forecasting and market planning models.
Diversified Menu including signature Mexican items and Burgers, Fries, and Shakes.
42 years of proven concept success.

Are You a Good Fit for Del Taco?

Del Taco a franchise opportunity from Franchise Genius
The leadership at Del Taco prides itself on maintaining a close and personal relationship with each of our franchisees. We look at franchising as a long-term business relationship. The average franchisee has been open for business with us for over 11 years.

For this reason we are not interested in signing just anyone. In fact, we turn down over 98% of all inquiring parties. Franchisees who do get approved are those who are passionate about Del Taco. They know our story and have followed our tremendous success over the years. They have many years experience in restaurant operations and they understand how strong our business model is when compared to our competitors'. Some have real estate development experience and all have the financial wherewithal to grow the Del Taco brand in their respective markets.

Del Taco is focused on recruiting the best of the best in restaurant development and operations. Our franchisees represent a diverse cross-section of America, and they all share the common goal of building a profitable business that stands out in their communities.

Financially, for the smallest development agreements (2 units), your group must have a minimum of $750,000 in net worth and $250,000 in unencumbered liquid cash assets. For larger deals, greater assets and liquidity are required.

Operationally, we do require restaurant experience. If you are not intending to be an owner-operator, at least one member of your group must have acceptable recent restaurant management experience at the general manager level (for 2-3 unit deals) or at a multi-unit level (for larger deals). QSR restaurant management experience or experience operating a 24-hour restaurant concept is preferred.

The operating partner is required by Del Taco to be an equity partner, not simply an employee, and this person must participate fully in the investment at an appropriate level.

Note: Del Taco operates free-standing restaurants with a 24-hour drive-thru. Our commitment to quality and the complexity of our cooked-to-order menu requires franchise groups to be fully committed to executing our brand the Del Taco way. This requires a “hands-on” approach to running our business. While financial investors may live anywhere, the operating partner must reside no more than an hour’s drive away from their proposed locations.



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