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DEL TACO OPENS NEWEST ARIZONA LOCATION IN GILBERT

Leading Mexican chain continues strategic expansion throughout the state

Lake Forest, CA – December 17, 2018 – Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), has opened its newest Arizona location at 5156 East Baseline Road in Gilbert, just east of Starbucks.

“Since opening at the end of November, we have received great enthusiasm from guests and have already served thousands of meals to the Gilbert community,” said Brent Veach, Del Taco franchisee. “We’re thrilled to continue building a loyal following in the greater Phoenix area, and look forward to serving our combination of fast, fresh food served at an unbeatable value to local residents for years to come.”

In addition, guests who download The Del App, now available on the App (iOS) and Google Play (Android) stores, will receive a coupon for two FREE Del Tacos,** as well as other special offers delivered to their mobile device every week.

With more than 560 locations across 14 states, Del Taco is committed to offering its guests a unique variety of Mexican favorites prepared fresh in every restaurant's working kitchen. Del Taco’s meals are prepared to order with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, hand-sliced avocado, hand-grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco.

The company also delivers an unparalleled value with its Buck and Under Menu, featuring a wide variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, beverages and more, starting at just 69 cents.*** In addition, Del Taco serves hot breakfast items made with fresh scrambled eggs, as well as hash brown sticks and coffee drinks.

The new Gilbert Del Taco restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. This location also offers breakfast all day.
Looking for last minute holiday gifts? Through the end of the year, when guests purchase Del Taco holiday gift cards in-store or online, they will earn FREE food for themselves. For more information, please visit www.deltacogiftcards.com.

*By number of units
**Limit one sign-up offer per device. Registration required to access deals. Price and participation may vary.
***Price and participation may vary

About Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
Del Taco (NASDAQ: TACO) offers a unique variety of both Mexican and American favorites such as burritos and fries, prepared fresh in every restaurant's working kitchen with the value and convenience of a drive-thru. Del Taco's menu items taste better because they are made with quality ingredients like fresh grilled chicken and carne asada steak, hand-sliced avocado, hand-grated cheddar cheese, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, and creamy Queso Blanco. The brand's campaign, Celebrating the Hardest Working Hands in Fast Food, further communicates Del Taco's commitment to restaurant-level team members that provide guests with the best quality and value for their money through cooking, chopping, shredding and grilling menu items from scratch. Founded in 1964, today Del Taco serves more than three million guests each week at its more than 560 restaurants across 14 states. For more information, visit www.deltaco.com.

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