Del Taco has announced the signing of a multi-unit agreement to open five restaurants in Mississippi. The brand signed the deal with experienced franchisees, Brandon Jones and Tyrone Smith; who already cover Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This deal marks the brand’s entry into the state.
“Tyrone and I have over four decades of experience operating in the QSR franchise space and have great success in making sure the brands we work with grow within the Mississippi and Alabama markets,” said Jones.
“This area has been in need of a superior Mexican QSR brand and we strongly believe Del Taco will be a big hit, especially under our guidance and ownership.”
Jones and Smith have over 45 years of combined experience owning and operating restaurants. The pair currently own and operate a number of Sonics and McAlister’s Delis in the region.
“Brandon and Tyrone are committed to their community and place a strong focus on people and operations, which translates directly into successful growth in the brands they work with, which aligns perfectly with Del Taco’s culture,” said Jeff Little, senior vice president of development.
“We look forward to continuing to bring fresh quality Mexican food to the residents of Alabama and for the first time, to the state of Mississippi in partnership with our newest franchisees.”
Del Taco most recently signed a multi-unit agreement to open six locations across Alabama, read more here.