Del Yeah! 8 Steps to Ownership

Get to Know Del!

Review the information provided on the franchise website

Consider signing up for one of our weekly Franchise Development Webinars to learn more about our exciting franchise opportunity.

Are you ready?

Complete this brief inquiry form to express your interest in learning more.

Our Franchise Representative will contact you to discuss the Del Taco franchise opportunity, the availability of the territory you desire and to learn more about your qualifications. If you are pre-qualified to take the next step we will send you our 3-part franchise application.

Time to see if you got what it takes.

Application and interview

After you complete and return the 3-part franchise application, our Director of Development will interview you on the phone to dive deeper into your qualifications and your interest to see if you have what it takes to become a Del Taco franchise developer.

Get to know the "secret sauce" of Del Taco

Due diligence and Franchise Disclosure Document

If you are qualified to take the next step, we will send you our Franchise Disclosure Document ("FDD"). This is the time to begin your due diligence by reviewing our FDD to better understand our business and franchise model. You may want to contact some of our franchisees, visit a restaurant and sample the great Del Taco products or reach out to us to answer any questions you may have. If you want to move forward, then at this time, we will ask you to submit your business and financial verification and background authorization.

Are you ready?

After you've reviewed the Del Taco information in the FDD and you have submitted your business and financial verification and background authorization, we will personally meet with you in your market to discuss the FDD in detail. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other better and to discuss your business and development plans. At this point we can discuss the development agreement terms, including opening timelines and territories based on the geography you are interested in and what is available for new Del Taco restaurant development.

What's your plan?

Now it's time to show off your business pedigree and experience. Our VP of Franchise Operations will review your operations experience with you or your operating partner via phone or in person. We ask you to submit a business plan detailing your ownership structure, financial, development, marketing and operational plan on the how you will successfully develop the Del Taco brand in your market.

Discovery Day Visit

You are almost done! At this stage we will invite you to attend a Discovery Day at our corporate office to experience our brand culture, meet the leadership team and learn more about the comprehensive support we offer our franchise partners. This day is designed to help us mutually decide if this is the right opportunity for your group. You will hear from each department, take an operational visit of a Del Taco store, taste our great menu items and then end the day by having dinner with our leadership team.

Review, Decision and Approval.

With mutually acceptable terms for your development agreement, your application package and your business plan we will be reviewed and approved by the Franchise Review Committee. With final approval from Del Taco's Franchise Review Committee, a Multi-Unit Development Agreement will be forwarded to you for signature. Once you have returned your Multi-unit Development Agreement, then it's time to find a location, secure financing and move forward on opening your new Del Taco business!