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DEL TACO OPENS IN SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO

Leading Mexican chain continues strategic expansion throughout the state

Lake Forest, CA – December 21, 2018 – Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), has opened its newest New Mexico location at 2629 Highway 180 E. in Silver City, in front of Walmart.

“We’re thrilled to continue building a loyal following in the New Mexico area,” said John Bissell, district leader for franchisee, QK Holdings. “Whether our guests are craving The Del Taco made with seasoned beef and hand-grated cheddar cheese, or our Epic Burritos made with fresh grilled chicken and hand-sliced avocados, we look forward to serving our combination of fast, fresh food served at an unbeatable value to local Silver City residents for years to come.”

Now through the end of December, the new Silver City Del Taco will donate $1 for every Cinnamon Churro sold to Del Refugio Inc., a domestic violence and victim advocacy in SW New Mexico. Proceeds raised will provide resources to the victims of domestic and sexual violence in Silver City and surrounding communities.

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.***

The new Silver City Del Taco restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

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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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