C-Stores & Travel Plazas

Partner Your C-Store or Travel Plaza with a Del Taco Franchise

Introducing Del Taco's New Fresh Flex Store Design

The bold, new prototype holistically reconceptualizes Del Taco restaurants. The Fresh Flex design's striking exteriors and distinctive interiors evoke a contemporary feel, while lowering net investment costs, improving real estate flexibility, and providing ultimate convenience for guests and operators.

With innovative additions like third-party pick-up stations and double drive-thru lanes with a dedicated lane for mobile orders and delivery pickups, the future-focused model optimizes operational efficiencies and caters to modern consumers' expectations: accessibility, speed of service, & brand transparency.


Real Estate

Sleek Design with Striking Curb Appeal

Hard Hat and Gears

Expanded Real Estate Access Helps Lower Net Investment

App Enable Phone

App-Enabled On & Off-Premise Dining Options


Ultimate Convenience Platform

glyph-arrows Scalable design to expand real estate opportunities

glyph-arrows Interior design highlights working kitchen and fresh ingredients prepared daily
glyph-arrows Efficient kitchen designed to optimize labor and improve guest experience

glyph-arrows Dedicated mobile app and delivery drive-thru lane
glyph-arrows Contactless third-party delivery pickup stations

glyph-arrows Inviting on & off-premise dining options

In The News

Del Taco Expands in the Convenience Channel

"The QSR chain adds two c-store locations in Arizona as it prepares to enter new markets."

Convenience Store News - 2/14/2024


C-Store Site Requirements

Monthly Gallonage

We're Looking for C-Stores with a Minimum Monthly Gallonage of 125,000

Spacing Requirements

Approximately 1,200 Square Feet for Kitchen-Only Design with Drive-Thru


Drive-Thru is Required for All Convenience Store & Travel Plaza Locations

Traffic Counts

We Target Areas with Traffic Counts of +20,000 Cars per Day

Interior Dining

You'll Need an Additional 500-600 Square Feet for Dining Room (If Included)

Thoroughfare Access

Locations with Access to Major Highways and Intersections Preferred


Flexible Layouts & Designs

At Del Taco, our flexible construction plan gives us the ability to fit the unique needs of your c-store / travel plaza location. Whether you want to build our base ~1,200 square foot kitchen-only model with a drive-thru or have the space to add interior seating, we have designs to help you maximize your space.

Del Taco C-store blueprint



C-Store Gallery

The Del Taco prototype restaurant features a contemporary and colorful interior and exterior design with visual cues highlighting Del Taco's commitment to freshness and quality throughout the restaurant. Whether you’re looking to build at a convenience store or travel plaza, our flexible restaurant footprint allows you to gain access to virtually any real estate opportunity.

Del Taco C Store 1
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Del Taco C Store 2

Menu of Venues

Our flexible construction plan allows us to build Del Taco locations in a wide variety of traditional & non-traditional venues including free-standing buildings, endcaps, co-development, convenience stores (c-stores), travel plazas, airports, stadiums, college campuses, military bases, and much more.












At Del Taco, we have a wide variety of land, demographic, and site characteristics we look for when identifying a location for a new restaurant. Watch this short video or scroll down to learn more about the exact specifications we prefer.


Land Size

+25,000 Square Feet

Building Size

+1,200 Square Feet


+25,000 (2 Mile)


+10,000 (2 Mile)

Household Income

Average $65,000

Traffic Counts

+25,000 Daily


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most popular real estate & franchising questions we receive at Del Taco.



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