Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Promotes John D. Cappasola, Jr. to President and Chief Brand Officer

January 5, 2017

John D. Cappasola, Jr.

Lake Forest, CA  (  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 that John D. Cappasola, Jr. has been promoted to President and Chief Brand Officer effective today. In his new role, Mr. Cappasola will lead the Company’s brand strategy, marketing, menu development, culinary innovation, and restaurant operations and support. He will continue to report directly to Chief Executive Officer Paul J.B. Murphy, III.

“I’m pleased to announce John’s well-deserved promotion to President