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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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To: JNRoberts
We used to make frequent road trips from AL to CA. My kids new the first Del Taco was in Yuma. I was obliged to stop.

I guess we'll stop earlier now.

51 posted on 08/12/2010 2:16:55 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: JNRoberts
I have yet to find a Mexican Restaurant that deep fries their own tortillas for tacos

El Fenix.

Del Taco is not new to Dallas or to Texas. I worked at one in Texarkana in 1981. They used to be all over the DFW metro area,

Who'd want their food anyway? They use "extenders" (=oatmeal) in their meat. If you want a taco, go to one of those greasy mom and pop joints in the Mexican strip mall, not to Smel Taco.

52 posted on 08/12/2010 2:17:36 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: JNRoberts

we love to EAT out in TEXAS. In Lubbock, TX it is even higher percentage of people per capita.... on the eating out issue.


53 posted on 08/12/2010 2:18:24 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Red Badger
Casedillas

LOL Damn, you are from Florida!

It's "Quesadilla", FRiend.

54 posted on 08/12/2010 2:19:16 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Since when does somebody come INTO Texas to show them how to make a taco?

There are various styles of Mexican food. TexMex is just one.

One I don't prefer.

55 posted on 08/12/2010 2:19:16 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

If the Californians moved back to where they came from it would be places like Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and assorted cold places. The California paradise was ruined by people importing themselves into it from across the country. Let’s ease up on “Californians” I say. It is not any particluar state identity, rather it is people who just move somewhere to take advantage of its employment, culture or weather and then proceed to start changing it right away. THAT is what everybody resents. If people would come to a place and keep it as they found it instead of trying to remake it into the bad place they left, everybody would be fine with it I think. People just keep running away from leftists instead of standing their ground.


56 posted on 08/12/2010 2:19:35 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed, what have you just done?)
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To: JNRoberts

Michigan already has had Del Tacos. Now please send us a Taco Bueno, and a Whataburger!


57 posted on 08/12/2010 2:20:56 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: B-Chan
That does it for me! If they use oatmeal extenders in their taco meat, they probably use flavor enhancers (MSG) to make it taste better, or make you THINK it tastes better.
58 posted on 08/12/2010 2:22:21 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JNRoberts
Marie Callendars


59 posted on 08/12/2010 2:22:43 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: JNRoberts
Here they actually use Chili con carne on their enchiladas.

Some Texan friends had my wife and me over once for enchiladas. I had no idea why there was chili on them.

It wasn't too bad.

60 posted on 08/12/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: JNRoberts

Have you tried El Taquito on East Grand and RLT? I had to stop by there on my last visit to Dallas.


61 posted on 08/12/2010 2:23:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Ditter

My problem? I post about Del Taco coming to Texas, creating hundreds of jobs, 70 to 80 stores, pretty good food....and among other things I read....”Californians should get out of Texas and take their shitte food with em”....and “just what Texas needs another Taco stand”.....”I feel sorry for Texans”...etc etc. etc.

I have no problem.....Most Texans are cool.....nice.

But some are pricks....now...what’s your problem?


62 posted on 08/12/2010 2:23:37 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Anima Mundi

“If the Californians moved back to where they came from it would be places like Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and assorted cold places. The California paradise was ruined by people importing themselves into it from across the country. Let’s ease up on “Californians” “

AMEN!! and AMEN!!


63 posted on 08/12/2010 2:25:09 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: allmendream
In San Diego there are KILLER 24hr roach-coach Mexican food places EVERYWHERE! Robertos, Alibertos, etc.

Amen!

64 posted on 08/12/2010 2:25:23 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: B-Chan

I always misspell it .......my bad.. “marie callendars”

The Original full restaurant is in the city of Orange, CA. On Tustin....been there many times....great old pictures on the wall there.....


65 posted on 08/12/2010 2:28:23 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

The only problem I have with you is not your tacos but your foul language. That is not needed to express yourself. name calling is not cool.


66 posted on 08/12/2010 2:29:12 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JNRoberts; B-Chan
 Sewage shutters Marie Callender's  

A witness first reported the sewage in the kitchen to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health after he smelled it on Thanksgiving, and health inspectors gave the restaurant a citation. But on Monday, the city of Carlsbad's Wastewater Division gave the restaurant's manager the opportunity to close ---- or have the water supply cut off ---- after witnesses reported a flow of sewage running from Marie Callender's into a storm drain leading to Cannon Lake.

Ugh. I can’t go back.

67 posted on 08/12/2010 2:32:08 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: Ditter

Oh....I must have missed your admonition to the guy who started it all by saying we should take our “shitte” back to Ca.


68 posted on 08/12/2010 2:32:18 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Fundamentally Fair
You can't throw a dead cat in that city without it landing in the Carnitas of a KILLER Mexican roach coach! ;)

Just kidding about the cat! But yeah, you can't walk too many blocks before running into one.

I miss them! The local Mexican food around here is either Del Taco or bland ‘honkified’ sit down places. Lots of Mexicans everywhere too, and I smell them cooking some damn fine food, but for themselves! My Indian neighbors are even worse! Try eating a PB&J when they are cooking some dynamite curry right next door!!!

69 posted on 08/12/2010 2:33:40 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

I think if you stopped going to restaurants that were written up by the health department at least once.....you’d pretty much have nowhere to go.......no?


70 posted on 08/12/2010 2:33:46 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts
I think if you stopped going to restaurants that were written up by the health department at least once.....you’d pretty much have nowhere to go.......no?

Yeah. But I still can't get past that one.

71 posted on 08/12/2010 2:38:39 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: B-Chan

Thanks for the heads up on El Fenix. I have heard both good and not so good about it......but I didn’t know they deep fried their own taco shells....i.e. not preformed Taco Bell.

As for Del Taco....I don’t care about the tacos.....those are same as I get anywhere here in Texas...it’s the burritos.the hot sauce...and the fries are great too.....


72 posted on 08/12/2010 2:39:52 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

They just closed up here after only a year. So many businesses have closed and keep closing up. I really enjoyed there tacos!


73 posted on 08/12/2010 2:41:18 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

Yeah...that is a tough one to get by....I agree.


74 posted on 08/12/2010 2:41:25 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts
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?


Beats me - I'm still in California, with no immediate plans to leave. But I've heard Texas has much lower taxes on both business and private citizens and the regulatory environment is much friendlier to business. So if they are having deficit difficulties, they have a lot more options than California, which is pretty much out of options.
75 posted on 08/12/2010 2:42:22 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: JNRoberts
As for Del Taco....I don’t care about the tacos.....those are same as I get anywhere here in Texas...it’s the burritos.the hot sauce...and the fries are great too.....

If you ever spent time down in San Diego, Roberto's Taco Shop has it all over Del Taco or any other fast food Mexican place. Though I never tried it except around 2 in the morning in college - can't vouch for daylight hours.
76 posted on 08/12/2010 2:48:30 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

There is a place here in the Dallas Metro Plex...I think in Arlington called “San Diego Tacos.” and I have been told and read I should try it....they say it’s very good.


77 posted on 08/12/2010 2:50:05 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: Anima Mundi
If the Californians moved back to where they came from it would be places like Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and assorted cold places. The California paradise was ruined by people importing themselves into it from across the country. Let’s ease up on “Californians” I say

You are delusional....California wasn't ruined by people from the midwest...it became a socialist shit hole from spoiled 2nd and 3rd generation Californians who have no work ethic. I was part of a hotel operation that opened a hotel in the early 80's out in the armpit of SoCal in Ontario....when I questioned why someone wasn't at work I was told.."The surf's up".....when I told a manager to fire the SOB...I was told...well we just have have to hire another just like him/her...that my friend is why California is in the shape they are in....."The surf isn't up anymore"...

78 posted on 08/12/2010 2:59:28 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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To: allmendream

Also Rubio’s.


79 posted on 08/12/2010 3:01:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: JNRoberts

In the Nashville area there was a Del Taco/Captain D’s combo store. It has since changed back to a Captain D’s


80 posted on 08/12/2010 3:02:49 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: JNRoberts
He wasn't calling you shitte he was calling your tacos shitte. You called him a d*ck. Shitte is funny. D*ck isn't.
81 posted on 08/12/2010 3:10:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Verginius Rufus
Rubios is a rather second rate chain. IMHO. Too clean and modern to make killer Mexican food. ;)

I have heard of a Lynxus Rufus (Bobcat) what, pray-tell, is a Verginius Rufus?

82 posted on 08/12/2010 3:12:22 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: JNRoberts

Del Taco is all right. Prices are reasonable. My wife suspects they use TVP in their beef, however. (I don’t argue, she has a great palate)


83 posted on 08/12/2010 3:12:55 PM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Ditter

He said he wanted Californians to go back home and take their shitte food with them.....

yeah.....that’s really funny. I still say he’s a Dick for saying that......


84 posted on 08/12/2010 3:38:45 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: allmendream
I was told that not long ago by a Mexican woman who lives in San Diego (legal immigrant) that Rubio's isn't so good--at least she doesn't care for their food.

Verginius Rufus was a Roman general who twice refused his soldiers' efforts to put him forward as emperor (AD 68-69 period). He was consul three times and when he died the historian Tacitus gave the eulogy. He symbolizes the fact that there can be decent and honorable people even when those at the head of the government are totally corrupt--or incompetent.

85 posted on 08/12/2010 3:39:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
THANKS!

I like Diocletian. He divided the Empire into two more manageable pieces, and then retired. When an old friend wrote to him and asked him to take up the sword again to stop the inevitable corruption injustice etc, he wrote back...

“If you could see the size of the vegetables I grow in my garden by my own hand, you would not talk to me any more of Empires.”

86 posted on 08/12/2010 3:46:18 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: JNRoberts
Del Taco failed in Texas for a reason...they were competing with Taco Bell for who could market crap the best.

Bonus Round Question:

*Why did Taco Bell change the item frijoles to pintos & cheese?

87 posted on 08/12/2010 3:48:07 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: All
Unless I am mistaken, and this isn't one of my better days, there was a Del Taco located on Oaklawn Ave. right down the street from the Dallas World Trade Center, where I worked, in the early 80's.

Looks like I was right.

88 posted on 08/12/2010 4:55:41 PM PDT by KarinG1 (They should put the terror watch list online so we'd know who to drag out and feed to the gators.)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe a university study has found that “Mexican style
chains” (restaurants) “were most likely to make you
ill” but my own study has found that almost all
universities make ME sick.

....enjoy.


89 posted on 08/12/2010 5:45:23 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

“You are delusional....California wasn’t ruined by people from the midwest...it became a socialist shit hole from spoiled 2nd and 3rd generation Californians who have no work ethic. I was part of a hotel operation that opened a hotel in the early 80’s out in the armpit of SoCal in Ontario....when I questioned why someone wasn’t at work I was told..”The surf’s up”.....when I told a manager to fire the SOB...I was told...well we just have have to hire another just like him/her...that my friend is why California is in the shape they are in.....”The surf isn’t up anymore”...”

I have to agree with Amima Mundi....You use Ontario as your concept of what California is/was like? Really? Ontario - the gateway to Fontana. Used to be run down grape vineyards and now it’s just concrete and rooftops. I was born and raised in SoCal and it was a paradise. Now, not so much. We all used to hope that it would be a crappy day when the Rose Parade was on tv so everyone watching in the cold and snow wouldn’t pack up and move out....

As for Del Taco....love it and miss it. Bean and cheese burritos with red or green sauce..and their Double Del Burger...yum! Now I gotta hope they come to Houston...

Surfs up! Grab your board, dude!!


90 posted on 08/12/2010 9:09:22 PM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you..)
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To: JNRoberts

I could have swore I ate at a Del Taco when passing through Texas once. Just another example of the memory not always being reliable...


91 posted on 08/12/2010 9:16:01 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: B-Chan
Casedillas LOL Damn, you are from Florida! It's "Quesadilla", FRiend.

SORRY, MY ITALIAN WAS LEAKING OUT............

92 posted on 08/13/2010 5:32:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: discostu
"Del Taco = slightly better than Taco Bell but not as good as any roach coach."

No self respecting Texan is going to eat Taco Bell thats not even Tex-mex yuck I would rather eat road kill. If you have the stomach to eat roach coach and not get sick DFW has plenty of authentic taco trucks running around. One comes up to campus at brunch time to our construction site giant tacos for like a buck 50. None of the kids have the stomachs to eat it, I do I spent years eating coach food in Austin...Drunk East Riverside Drive at 4am outside Club Carnival yum I can still taste the AL Pastor

93 posted on 08/13/2010 5:08:01 PM PDT by JD_UTDallas ("If you didn't grow it you mined it")
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To: Fundamentally Fair
Just reading through your stuff ~ and caught the Callender's sewage thing. That's the one we go to from the inlaws off Palomar.

Did they get it fixed yet? Sending the spouse out next week and she'll want to check it.

94 posted on 08/14/2010 8:43:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Fundamentally Fair; SpinnerWebb
There are various styles of Mexican food. TexMex is just one.

One I don't prefer.

If you're not already here in Texas make this another reason not to move here.

Thanks

95 posted on 08/15/2010 12:54:24 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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