Del Taco announces summer launch of items featuring carnitas, including tacos, burritos and french fries

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

LAKE FOREST, California , June 26, 2013 (press release) – Del Taco returns its hugely popular Shredded Pork Carnitas product line to its summer menu for a limited time beginning today. Tender, slow braised and full of flavor, carnitas products include Carnitas Taco al Carbon, Carnitas Combo Burrito and -- new this summer -- Carnitas Loaded Fries.

"With a great taste at a great value, these delicious carnitas menu items are unlike anything available in the quick-service category and they are a perfect fit with Del Taco's strategy of emphasizing the lengths that we go to deliver quality on our menu," said John Cappasola, Chief Brand Officer at Del Taco.

Shredded Pork Carnitas provide customers the savory taste of tender, slow-braised pork that is simmered in small batch kettles as found in the cooking methods of a traditional Mexican kitchen.

Also, for a limited time, consumers can find a coupon for a Free Carnitas Taco al Carbon with any beverage purchase on Del Taco's Facebook page -- Raving Fan eClub members will receive the coupon via email. To join the Raving Fan eclub, visit

The Macho Carnitas Burrito, Primo Carnitas Burrito and Carnitas Macho Nachos are available off menu by guest request.

In April, Del Taco announced a brand re-launch that includes a completely refreshed menu with a new design and two new menu platforms, Buck & Under and New Tastes, with new products. The new Buck & Under menu offers the best price value variety in the restaurant category. With 11 items priced starting at 50¢, this menu includes a Mini Cheddar Quesadilla, Value Bean & Cheese Burrito, Regular Taco, Mini Bacon Quesadilla, Jacked Up Value Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito, Crunchy Chipotle Beef Taco, Grilled Chicken Taco, 1/2-Pound Bean & Cheese Burritos, Double Beef Classic Taco, Real Strawberry Lemonade and Medium Size Freshly Brewed Iced Tea.

The New Tastes menu includes a Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Taco, a Chili Cheese Fry Burrito and a Fiery 6 Layer Burrito.

At Del Taco, all menu items are prepared to order using fresh ingredients including cheddar cheese grated from 40-pound blocks, hand-made pico de gallo salsa, lard-free beans slow cooked from scratch and marinated chicken grilled in the restaurant.

The menu includes Mexican offerings of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites like hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. Del Taco also serves breakfast featuring a full line of breakfast burritos. More information about Del Taco is available at or

Del Taco has more than 550 restaurants in 18 states.

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