Del Taco: Mexican food chain plans to open 6 new locations in Alabama


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Del Taco plans to add six new locations in northern Alabama, according to a press release. Currently, Phenix City is the California-based Mexican food chain’s only location in the state. Sam Abusaleem, whose previous ownership experience includes Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, is the planned Del Tacos franchisee in the Huntsville area.

“My goal,” Abusaleem says in a statement, “has been to bring a fresh, high-quality, laid-back concept to residents of northern Alabama and Del Taco is just that. I have worked in the retail and foodservice industry for over 30 years and look forward to growing my portfolio with such a respected brand that believes in the same dedication to its customers and employees as I do.


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Del Taco’s press release does not specify exactly where their six new restaurants will be located in the Huntsville Market. Or a schedule of construction and openings. has reached out to a Del Taco publicist for more information.

Del Taco is the second largest Mexican fast food – or “quick serve”, if you must – brand in the United States The first Del Taco opened in 1964, in Yermo – about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles – with a menu that featured 19-cent tacos and 24-cent burgers. There are now approximately 600 Del Taco locations in 16 states.

Del Taco’s current menu includes crispy chicken tacos, “crunchtadas”, “epic burritos”, fresh homemade guacamole, carne asada fries, Double Del Cheeseburger, among others. There is also breakfast. Options for these include a “quesadilla breakfast taco stuffed with hash browns, eggs, and cheese,” breakfast burritos, and hash browns. More information at


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