Del Taco's Coming to Dallas

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Del Taco's signed the first franchisee it plans to recruit in its drive to open 80 restaurants around the Dallas area.

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For now, Del Taco lovers in Dallas still have to drive to Denton for Big Fat Tacos.
Guillermo Perales' Sun Holdings, which operates Popeye's, Golden Corral, Burger King and CiCi's Pizza restaurants, has added Del Taco to its portfolio.

"We wanted to add a Mexican QSR concept," Perales explained in a release. "We wanted to bring Del Taco to Dallas because we know this market so well."

Eighty percent of Sun Holdings' 200 restaurants are located in the Dallas area.

Del Taco last year opened a company-owned restaurant in Denton and plans to open an additional outlet in McKinney. While spokesperson Barbara Caruso refused to specify where Sun Holdings will locate its Del Tacos -- "there's so much competition for real estate," she said -- she suspects restaurants will turn up in Dallas proper.

There were Del Tacos in Dallas back when the chain was owned by W.R. Grace, but Caruso emphasizes the concept has changed radically since the company's changed hands. Unlike the casual dining Del Tacos that Dallas eaters patronized in the 1970s, the current Del Tacos are structured as fast-food joints.

"The only thing that's the same is the red sauce," Caruso says.




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16 comments
G_David
G_David

"the current Del Tacos are structured as fast-food joints."

So was the only one I ever patronized in the 70's, in Irving. And it sucked balls.

J Michael Daniel Jr
J Michael Daniel Jr

Meh! give us a Roberto's(just google it)...3 rolled tacos with guac for 1.99 or a carne asada burrito that lasts for 2 meals for $3 and then we can talk. Too bad Roberto Robledo died without an exit strategy(or a trademark laywer) and the kids fought for his empire. Some of his sons still own locations(san diego, vegas) but the others are crap. His concept is on every corner in socal.

Derelict
Derelict

do they use real ground beef or filler?

OldManJam
OldManJam

"Del Taaaaco - Mexican Caaaafe - Dell lish ussss"

I can't get it out of my head.

Tomas
Tomas

Is Sun Holdings out of bankruptcy?

johan
johan

I remember the Del Tacos in Dallas in the late 1970s --- but I don't remember them in the casual dining concept form. I do remember that the food sucked.

Steve
Steve

YES! Parker and Independence!! Room-temp Tallboys behind the passenger seat of the Monte. The Babys in the Kenwood cassette deck.

I am now leaving work to re-create this scenario....

maccid
maccid

You're the expert at sucking balls h0m0 so we'll take your word or not qu33r.

StayClassy
StayClassy

Try any of the 4 San Diego Taco shops in the DFW area - just like the 'bertos back in San Diego.

Jack
Jack

What we really need are more Rosa's Cafe and Tortilla Factory locations.

Talon
Talon

cat the other white meat.

maccid
maccid

Yea like your mom, but she sucks harder and juicier.

G_David
G_David

 What a very timely response from what apparently is a third-grader.  A hint for the new guy - you don't have to disguise the words homo and queer on this blog, type whatever the fuck you want.  Unless you're just so embarrassed to be using them you feel the need to. 

maccid
maccid

Even now a year later she's still sucking hard.

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