Del Taco, the nation’s No. 2 Mexican quick serve chain, is looking to Houston to continue its Texas expansion. Today, the company announced plans to open more than 40 restaurants in the Houston market with the first location set to open March 28th.
Del Taco began its Texas expansion in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth market. Over the past 18 months, Del Taco has opened seven locations including Dallas, Denton, Hurst, McKinney, Plano and Watauga.
The first Houston location will open at 8910 Westheimer Road, Houston and is owned and operated by RPM Hospitality LLC, whose principals include Pramod Patel, Purendra Patel, and Rahul Patel. This is the first of three locations planned by RPM Hospitality LLC.
“Del Taco is a well known concept and we have long appreciated Del Taco’s fresh taste and high quality food. We believe that consumers prefer fresh, made to order food over the alternatives. We expect Del Taco’s great taste, menu variety and positive customer experience to be well received in Houston,” said Manny Patel, Operations Manager in RPM Hospitality LLC.
Del Taco serves a range of Mexican offerings of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites like burgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. All menu items are made to order using fresh ingredients including freshly grated cheddar cheese from 40 pound blocks, hand-made pico de gallo, slow-cooked lard-free beans and marinated chicken grilled throughout the day. Del Taco also serves breakfast and most restaurants are open 24 hours with a drive thru. Del Taco restaurants serve more than three million customers each week.
Del Taco has more than 530 restaurants in 17 states.