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Del Taco Coming to Texas (Dallas Metroplex)
Orange County Register ^ | August 8, 2010 | Fast Food Maven

Posted on 08/12/2010 12:54:06 PM PDT by JNRoberts

Following the footsteps of Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco plans to expand its Southern California brand to Texas.

(Excerpt) Read more at fastfood.ocregister.com ...


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Things just keep getting better for people from California who moved to the Dallas Metroplex. First it was In N Out Burger.....now it's Del Taco. 70 to 80 units to open in Dallas Metroplex. And they even have great Fries too.
1 posted on 08/12/2010 12:54:08 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

I eat only tacos I make. Not tacos made by some teenager with acne....................


2 posted on 08/12/2010 12:56:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: JNRoberts

The Macho Combo burrito is still my absolutely greatest guilty pleasure.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 12:56:47 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: guido911

Yeah...my neighbor here where we live (near Dallas) says every time he goes to California he has to have that Macho Combo Burrito from Del Taco. me?.....I just like their plain ole red or green burritos and they have great fries.....unhealthy as all get out.....but great.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Red Badger

Me too. I even make my own shells from masa. Usually use Beef (picadillo) that I make myself as well.


5 posted on 08/12/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: JNRoberts

Since when does somebody come INTO Texas to show them how to make a taco?

Del Taco sounds like the afternoon drive jock on an oldies station the San Fernando Valley.


6 posted on 08/12/2010 1:02:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JNRoberts

Del Taco = slightly better than Taco Bell but not as good as any roach coach.


7 posted on 08/12/2010 1:03:16 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: illiac

There is only ONE exception I make. There is a taco restaurant within walking distance of my home. It is NOT part of a chain. It is a “mom & pop” operation and is run by adults who own it and have a vested interest in keeping me and everyone else healthy.................


8 posted on 08/12/2010 1:03:28 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Red Badger

MOM&POP’s are usually great places.....


9 posted on 08/12/2010 1:04:51 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: JNRoberts

I’m waiting for Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! to open...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlIZJns0f5M


10 posted on 08/12/2010 1:05:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Red Badger

Here in Texas....I have yet to find a Mexican Restaurant that deep fries their own tortillas for tacos. Virtually every single Mexican Restaurant in the Dallas Metroplex.....no matter whether expensive or cheap......they all use preformed “Taco Bell type” shells.

So far, its the worse thing about Dallas........the worse. Oh.and hard to find home made enchilada sauce too.....u know...red chili type sauce.

Here they actually use Chili con carne on their enchiladas. The same stuff I use to make a chili dog.....it’s their “Tex Mex” style.......

The first day I moved in.....my next door neighbor..also from CA said......”You won’t find any good Mexican Restaurants around.” ....he was mostly right........which is why I’m all turned on about Del Taco......LOL!


11 posted on 08/12/2010 1:05:20 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

I’m sure Dallas natives are thrilled their city is being turned into SoCal :).


12 posted on 08/12/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT by Doohickey ("It Takes A Spillage." - Mark Steyn)
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To: JNRoberts

I’m sure Dallas natives are thrilled their city is being turned into SoCal :).


13 posted on 08/12/2010 1:06:24 PM PDT by Doohickey ("It Takes A Spillage." - Mark Steyn)
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I would rather eat my own 2 day old just humped 50 miles in the desert wth 115 degree heat underwear than eat at Del Taco


14 posted on 08/12/2010 1:09:18 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: JNRoberts

I ate a lot of Del Taco food when I was in college. But I can’t remember what it tasted like, since I was almost never sober when I was eating it. :)


15 posted on 08/12/2010 1:10:17 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Hang in there, baby! November's comin'...)
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To: JNRoberts
Following the footsteps of Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco plans to expand its Southern California brand to Texas.

Del Taco? Meh. In-N-Out, though - lucky Texans.
16 posted on 08/12/2010 1:11:36 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Doohickey

Well, they seemed pretty thrilled when I had a whole new floor put into my house......had them build a new swimming pool in the back.....and will probably be ok when I buy a new Chevy Traverse in the next few months......

Point?......As CA exports capital....(me)..it continues to import poverty.(illegals).....

Texans love taking my money.....believe me. and I’d rather give it to them than people who work at the CA DMV, and CA retirees....they don’t get any more of my money.....none.....:)


17 posted on 08/12/2010 1:11:46 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: sean327; tx_eggman
I would rather eat my own 2 day old just humped 50 miles in the desert wth 115 degree heat underwear than eat at Del Taco

Yeah... but in DALLAS?!?!
18 posted on 08/12/2010 1:11:47 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: JNRoberts

Del Taco was in Texas 25 years ago.

What’s next? 7-Eleven comes (back)?


19 posted on 08/12/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: JNRoberts

The influx of California restaurants is not surprising. Fully 80% of the 136 or so new students enrolled at our neighborhood elementary school (south mid-cities) last year were from California. California restaurants know that their customers are moving to DFW and will seek out those places that remind them of home.


20 posted on 08/12/2010 1:13:00 PM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Uh....actually......I think 7/11 is headquartered near Dallas......Southland Corp. and they....(7/11) are all over the place here......everywhere......uh....where have you been?


21 posted on 08/12/2010 1:16:12 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

I will never forget as a Texan, being taken for the first time to a Taco Bell in Laguna Beach, California in the 1960s.

I sincerely did not know what to make of it, it made no sense to me whatever, I couldn’t even figure out how it fit into the food world at any level.


22 posted on 08/12/2010 1:17:54 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: StrictTime

Excellent Point Strict.

We are driving to Norman Oklahoma next week....about a 2.5 hour drive from where we live in Northeast Texas......why? Because it’s the closest Marie Callendars!.....Everyone is looking forward to it.....should be a nice day....and they got that Frisco Burger and great pies.....besides.....never been to Oklahoma either....


23 posted on 08/12/2010 1:19:04 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Doohickey
I’m sure Dallas natives are thrilled their city is being turned into SoCal Mexico... .
24 posted on 08/12/2010 1:22:08 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: JNRoberts
Point?......As CA exports capital....(me)..it continues to import poverty.(illegals).....

The thing is, California's exodus consists of people who've kept Democrats running the CA legislature for decades. Ex-California Democrats are going to keep voting Democrat - and the places they run off to may soon resemble the mess they made in California.

When you think about it, there isn't much difference between educated Democrats who can get jobs anywhere and a swarm of locusts - both will devastate the local area, find that it can no longer support them, and move on to fresh turf to destroy.
25 posted on 08/12/2010 1:23:02 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Red Badger

If you haven’t tried tacos made with acne
then don’t knock them........

My father was 79 when my brother and I took him to
see the WWII memorial a few months after it was opened
in DC. We stayed in Falls Church, Va and found a Chili’s
restaurant to dine at. Now, anybody in the West knows
that Chili’s is a chain that offers Mexican fare so
I was counting on ordering an enchilada or a couple
of tacos and a a chile releno (apologies for Spanish
spelling). To my surprise the only Mexican item on the
menu was a crab casadilla. Anyway, you must make some
killer tacos because I have had some damn good ones
at some different restaurants.


26 posted on 08/12/2010 1:27:29 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, I remember Del Taco being here years ago.


27 posted on 08/12/2010 1:29:22 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: JNRoberts

The only good thing that could happen to Texas is for those California socialist swine to move back from where they came from and take their shitte food with them!


28 posted on 08/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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They will find a very crowded market plus a lot of people just make them at home.


29 posted on 08/12/2010 1:32:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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Not a real crowded market for CA cuisine including fast food. Lots of Californians looking for CA cuisine and fast food....spells opportunity.....In N Out and Del Taco.....smart...


31 posted on 08/12/2010 1:35:31 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

By the way......I believe the Texas Deficit is now around $18 billion....more than N.Y. and close to CA right?

So isn’t it already a mess here?


32 posted on 08/12/2010 1:39:16 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Sivad

I’m sure there are many fine and tasty taco restaurants all across the country. It’s not the taste that I have a problem with, it’s the hygiene of the preparers. A study of restaurants by a university (Duke?) found that of all types of restaurants, “Mexican style chains”, i.e. Taco Bell and others, were the most likely to make you ill. A Mexican restaurant that cooks the meal, i.e. enchilladas etc, is fine with me. Tacos are a no-no because of the raw contents. Burritos, Casedillas, anything cooked is okay.............


33 posted on 08/12/2010 1:48:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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JNRoberts hasn't created an about page.

An...u know... probably shudnt either. But sooo glad ur so 'turned on' about del Taco.

34 posted on 08/12/2010 1:50:22 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: illiac

I’ll take a Mom&Pop restaurant of any type over a chain type every time........especially BBQ!..............


35 posted on 08/12/2010 1:51:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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I love BBQ....unfortunately, here in north Idaho, it is very hard to find except in a chain. Usually do my own at home......


36 posted on 08/12/2010 1:54:20 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: JNRoberts

The best Mexican restaurant I have eaten in was in..........MEXICO!.............


37 posted on 08/12/2010 1:54:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: houeto

Yeah....isn’t sad when Del Taco is about the best fast food in Texas.

And why shouldn’t I create “an about” page.....uh u gonna come beat me up or something?....


38 posted on 08/12/2010 1:54:39 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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Sounds like a business OPPORTUNITY to me!.................


39 posted on 08/12/2010 1:55:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: JNRoberts

To all Texans on this thread: you have my sympathy.


40 posted on 08/12/2010 1:55:43 PM PDT by GSWarrior (I'm from the government and I'm here to change the climate.)
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Yeah, good idea, Texas needs a few more taco stands! snort*///>


41 posted on 08/12/2010 1:58:29 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: GSWarrior

To all people thinking of moving to Texas.....most Texans are really nice people......very friendly......but as with any place....there are some pricks.....the kind Bill Maher makes a living making fun of.....ignore em.....most are very nice......and welcoming too.


42 posted on 08/12/2010 1:59:11 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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Indeed. If you had good Mexican you would be “eh, who cares?” about Del Taco.

In San Diego there are KILLER 24hr roach-coach Mexican food places EVERYWHERE! Robertos, Alibertos, etc.

My brother was down from Northern Cali celebrating my sisters 21st birthday. He got hungry and I said “Mexican?” he said yes so we started walking down the street. He asked me “Where are we going?” I replied “the closest place?”, “Where is that?”, “I don't know, but you can't walk too far before you find one!”

We went two blocks and there were TWO, right across the street from each other. And it was AMAZINGLY good!

43 posted on 08/12/2010 1:59:45 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Ditter

Yeah....70 or 80 “taco stands”....I mean....heck.....that’s gotta hurt the economy.....genius.


44 posted on 08/12/2010 2:02:03 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

Many of my favorite bands are from Texas....Old 97s, Alejandro Escovedo, Bad Livers.....


45 posted on 08/12/2010 2:03:19 PM PDT by GSWarrior (I'm from the government and I'm here to change the climate.)
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To: JNRoberts

“...and will probably be ok when I buy a new Chevy Traverse in the next few months......”

Why would any conservative do business with Government Motors?


46 posted on 08/12/2010 2:04:18 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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uh u gonna come beat me up or something?....

Nope. Be afraid that you'd like it.

47 posted on 08/12/2010 2:04:38 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: antisocial

Uh....because it seats 8, has good overall ratings, excellent gas mileage.and I like the way it looks? Pretty simple......


48 posted on 08/12/2010 2:07:03 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

What is your problem?


49 posted on 08/12/2010 2:08:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JNRoberts

Del Taco is surprisingly good for fast food. It beats the heck out of the crappy Taco Bell.


50 posted on 08/12/2010 2:15:37 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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