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Authentically Cooked Carnitas Return for the Summer

LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:TACO), the nation's second leading Mexican quick service restaurant,** today announced the return of its tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas, back for a limited time due to popular demand. Now available at the company's more than 560 restaurants nationwide through the end of summer, Del Taco's tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas are cooked in small batch kettles for an authentic flavor.

"Carnitas is a favorite amongst our fans, with guests across social media asking for it year round," said Barry Westrum, Del Taco's Chief Marketing Officer. "Whether enjoyed in Combo Burritos as part of our 2 for $5 deal, or topped on our legendary Crinkle-Cut Fries, we're thrilled to be able to deliver this quality of a product and value with the convenience of a drive-thru, something that is uniquely Del Taco."

Combined with Del Taco's already fresh ingredients, such as hand-grated cheddar, handmade pico de gallo, hand-sliced avocado and slow-cooked beans made from scratch, Del Taco's Carnitas will be featuring in the following menu items:

To satisfy sweet tooth cravings, Del Taco is also adding a new item to its dessert menu for a limited time. The company's new Caramel Crème Churro features a crispy, warm churro sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and filled with delectable sweet caramel crème.

*Price and participation may vary by location. Restrictions may apply.
**By number of units.

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 UnFreshing Believable® campaign further communicates Del Taco's commitment to provide guests with the best quality and value for their money. 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.

Media Contact
Joshua Levitt
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A photo accompanying this announcement is available at: http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/507e1038-cd64-4832-9bbc-2c1450ac43e9

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