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Taco franchise teams up with former NFL player for more Atlanta locations

Del Taco will be bringing at least five new locations to the east Atlanta area beginning in 2018. The California-based company is teaming up with former NFL player Donnell Thompson to expand the company's presence in Atlanta.

Along with his wife, Deborah,  Thompson is already a franchisee of other national restaurant brands, including McDonald's and Zaxby's.

“One of the key points for us was that Del Taco, unlike other quick-service restaurants, actually prepares food fresh in its working kitchens. No other QSR (quick-service restaurant) in Atlanta offers this high level of freshness and quality with the value and speed of a drive-thru concept," Thompson said in a press release. "It’s our goal to make Del Taco a household name in the region.”

The expansion of Del Taco in Atlanta is a part of the company's expansion in the Southeast, which it announced in early March.


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