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DEL TACO INTRODUCES NEW EPIC SURF & TURF BURRITO

Newest Epic BurritoTM Features Crispy Shrimp and Grilled Carne Asada Steak

Lake Forest, Calif. - March 5, 2014 – Del Taco is making waves with its new Epic Surf & Turf Burrito, available beginning March 6 for a limited time. With epic size, taste and value, Del Taco’s Epic Surf & Turf Burrito is loaded with crispy golden shrimp, freshly grilled carne asada steak, lime rice, crunchy cabbage, and is topped with creamy ancho sauce, freshly chopped pico de gallo salsa and Del Taco’s secret sauce.

Wrapped in a silver foil wrapper, Del Taco’s Epic Surf & Turf Burrito is the newest creation in the company’s popular Epic BurritoTM line-up, which launched in November. Ranging from 13 to 18.5 ounces in weight, Epic BurritosTM were created to expand the choices for guests seeking unique flavors packed with quality ingredients.

“Demand for these burritos has been truly epic,” said John Cappasola, chief brand officer, Del Taco. “With the addition of the Epic Surf & Turf Burrito, we’re able to offer our guests another premium option loaded with fresh ingredients and bold flavors, but with the convenience of a drive-thru and a great price.”

Del Taco’s Epic Surf & Turf Burrito will be offered a la carte or as a meal with a medium drink. The burrito will be priced at $5.29, and the meal will be priced at $6.79. Other Del Taco Epic BurritosTM include Epic Fajita Burrito, Epic Steak & Potato Burrito, and Epic Chicken Chipotle Ranch Burrito.

Del Taco’s craveable Crispy Shrimp Tacos will also be available, back by popular demand. For a limited time, guests can purchase two Crispy Shrimp Tacos for $4 and two guest-favorite Beer Battered Fish Tacos for $3.50.

About Del Taco
At Del Taco, all menu items taste better because they are made to order with fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, handmade pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow-cooked from scratch, and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant. The menu includes classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites including hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. In 2013, Del Taco announced a rebranding effort and the “UnFreshing Believable” advertising campaign to communicate the lengths the company goes to in order to deliver quality, made-to-order menu items created with freshly-prepared ingredients. Del Taco also serves breakfast featuring a full line of breakfast burritos. Del Taco has 546 restaurants in 17 states serving more than three million guests each week. Consumers can receive coupons for free food by "liking" Del Taco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltaco or joining our Raving Fan eClub at www.DelTaco.com/RavingFan. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/deltaco
or www.deltaco.com.

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