Del Taco LLC

Initial Investment

LOW: $960,700
HIGH: $1,866,500

Change in Units

-0.2% -1 UNITS (1 Year)
-0.7% -4 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1967 (49 Years)

Corporate Address

25521 Commercentre Dr., #200 Lake Forest, CA 92630


Paul Murphy

Parent Company

Del Taco Restaurants Inc.

Ticker Symbol

About Del Taco LLC

Ed Hackbarth opened the first Del Taco restaurant in Barstow, California, in 1964. A few months later, he added a second restaurant with a drive-thru window in Corona, California. Locations eventually spread across California and many parts of the United States.

Del Taco restaurants offer items including a value menu of tacos, burritos and nachos priced under $1, a Macho menu of large burritos, nachos and drinks, and an American menu featuring hamburgers, fries and shakes.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$960,700 - $1,866,500

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Del Taco LLC has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee; reduced royalty fee for two years

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2014 - 136
  • 2015 - 136
  • 2016 - 483

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 17 days

Training at headquarters: 30 days

Additional Training: At training store

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 50

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Updated: August 9th, 2016

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