Popular California taco chain Del Taco is coming to Tampa Bay

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A taste of the West Coast is making its way down south shortly.

Tampa Bay Times said the chain has a deal with an Orlando-area franchisee to open at least seven Tampa Bay-area Del Tacos. There are two in Orlando currently with one in Melbourne opening soon. Future Florida spots will be remodeled under a new design named “Fresh Flex”, which features smaller locations for drive-thru and pickup options. The first of that design opens this fall in Orlando.

A recent earnings announcement said locations are slated for the Sarasota-Bradenton area although Del Taco Senior Vice President of Development Jeff Little said the franchisee is looking all over the area. 

“His initial development geography is Sarasota/Bradenton, but I expect that he will range beyond that as good sites come available across the metro area,” Little said in an email to the Tampa Bay Times. “No specific sites or cities approved yet, but I suspect we’ll have a unit open sometime in 2022 at the rate that he is sourcing real estate.”

Del Taco specializes in Mexican cuisine with some American foods like burgers, shakes, and fries.

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