Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

October 18, 2016

Company-operated and System-wide comparable restaurant sales growth of 7.1% and 6.7%, respectively; Operating income growth of 7.6%

Updates fiscal year 2016 guidance

Lake Forest, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ:TACO), the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, operating restaurants under the name Del Taco, today announced fiscal third quarter 2016 financial results for the twelve weeks ended September 6, 2016. The Company also updated its fiscal year 2016 guidance based upon its performance to-date and expectations for continued momentum during its 17-week fiscal fourth quarter.

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