Business of the Month - Del Taco

Ribbon cutting at Del Taco in Tucker.

Many around Tucker were disappointed when the Pollo Tropical restaurant at 4227 Lavista Road abruptly shut down last year. The Tucker location was one of the chain’s newest buildings, yet one of many across the region that closed as a result of corporate decisions.

Fortunately, the space is being put to good – and familiar – use.

On December 4, Del Taco held a grand opening and ribbon cutting in that same space, joined by Mayor Auman, members of the City Council and Tucker area business leaders.

“We’ve come to Tucker to basically serve the community great food and hopefully make a difference,” said Del Taco manager James Harris. “We want to bring them some authentic Mexican-American cuisine and…make our mark in Tucker so we can build our brand.”

The restaurant, which is expanding with several new locations across Metro Atlanta, boasts a diverse menu of offerings. Customers can choose from things like tacos, burritos, and salads or more American fare like traditional and meatless burgers.

So, what’s the difference between Del Taco and their competitors? Harris says they take a unique approach in the kitchen.

“[The difference is] the quality and the time that we spend making our food,” he explains. “All of our prep is done fresh every day. So, we grate our own cheese, we slice our own avocados, tomatoes, all of that’s done fresh and at a lot of other companies it comes pre-bagged.”

Del Taco also sits in an enviable location for customer traffic. Situated across from I-285 at the intersection of Lavista Road and Northlake Parkway and right in front of the Northlake Target, thousands of cars pass by the restaurant each day.
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