SOURCE: Del Taco

Del Taco

September 15, 2011 12:04 ET

Del Taco Adds Shredded Pork Carnitas: Menu Items Include Combo Burrito, Taco al Carbon and Macho Nachos

Free Carnitas Taco al Carbon Coupon on Facebook

LAKE FOREST, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 15, 2011) - Shredded Pork Carnitas is available now for a limited time at Del Taco, offering fans the savory taste of tender, slow-braised pork that is simmered in small batch kettles as found in the cooking methods of the traditional Mexican kitchen.

Shredded Pork Carnitas menu items include Carnitas Combo Burrito, Carnitas Taco al Carbon and Carnitas Macho Nachos -- as a la carte items and meals.

The Carnitas Combo Burrito features slow cooked beans, tender braised pork, grated cheddar cheese and green sauce wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. The Carnitas Taco al Carbon features shredded pork, California Chili sauce, diced onions and chopped cilantro wrapped in two warm corn tortillas. The Carnitas Macho Nachos start with fresh tortilla chips, loaded with slow-cooked beans, carnitas, nacho cheese sauce, diced tomatoes, sour cream and topped with sliced jalapeno peppers.

Consumers can receive a coupon for a free Carnitas Taco al Carbon with any purchase at Del Taco's Facebook fan page -- www.facebook.com/deltaco.

"Shredded Pork Carnitas reinforces once again that Del Taco is the destination for more flavor, more variety and great value," said John Cappasola, Del Taco's Chief Brand Officer. "Fans will find the delicious flavor unlike anything available in the quick-service category. And we've got it for a limited time. So, we're encouraging anyone looking for a fresh taste to come and try our new Carnitas."

At Del Taco, all menu items are made to order using fresh ingredients including freshly grated cheddar cheese, hand-made salsa, slow-cooked lard-free beans and marinated chicken grilled fresh every hour. The menu includes Mexican offerings of tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos as well as American favorites like hamburgers, fries and milk shakes. Del Taco also serves breakfast and most restaurants are open 24 hours with a drive thru. Del Taco restaurants serve more than three million customers each week.

Del Taco has more than 525 restaurants in 17 states.

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