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Who Knew? Fast Food Lovers Did! OC Register Honors Del Taco’s Double Del Cheeseburger as Finest Fast Food Burger in the OC

(Lake Forest, CA) May 14, 2009 – Today OC Register readers voted Del Taco’s Double Del Cheeseburger as the Finest Fast Food Burger in Orange County as reported by Jeff Overley in the OC Register’s “Fast Food Frenzy” blog. The voting was inspired by National Burger Month.

Overley wrote about the “unexpected deliciousness” of Del Taco’s Double Del Cheeseburger, calling it the “runaway, hands-down winner” in the newspaper’s reader poll. He referred to the Double Del as a “hidden gem.”

The OC Register review can be found at http://fastfood.freedomblogging.com/2009/05/15/find-ocs-finest-burger-at-del-taco/21125/.

“We know there are a lot of great burgers out there, and we’re honored to have the Double Del recognized. This is especially sweet as it comes from fast food consumers,” said Paul Murphy, CEO of Del Taco. “Our Double Del Cheeseburger is another way Del Taco boldly delivers great taste and quality for our customers.”

Del Taco has combined burgers, fries and shakes with its varied Mexican menu since the chain was founded in 1961. The Double Del Cheeseburger is made with two fresh, never frozen beef patties, two slices of cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato slices, onions and secret sauce on a sesame seed bun. The Double Del debuted in the 1990’s and has since developed a loyal following of raving fans.

This isn’t the first time Del Taco has been honored for its burger. In 2007, Del Taco was ranked as one of the Top 5 burger joints in Los Angeles by top5inla.blogspot.com. The blog writer explained “ I know what most people are thinking…”Why would I order a burger from a taco stand? Just try it. You will see what you have been missing.“

About Del Taco

Founded in 1961, Del Taco, the Lake Forest, California-based company operates or franchisees more than 510 restaurants in 18 states. Del Taco offers a full range of made-to-order Mexican items such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and American favorites including cooked-to-order burgers, fries and shakes. Del Taco uses fresh ingredients including hand-made salsa, fresh produce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, chicken grilled every hour and lard-free beans made from scratch. Additional information is available at www.deltaco.com.

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