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Del Taco Comes to Taylorsville

Nov 10, 2015 03:12PM ● By Jessica Thompson

By Jessica Thompson  

Taylorsville - There’s a crunchy corn shell stuffed with seasoned beef and crispy lettuce, with a little hint of pico de gallo salsa, in one hand, and a freshly-sprinkled cinnamon and sugar churro in the other, all while a mariachi band plays rhythmic music in the background. This scene has come to Taylorsville in the form of a brand new Del Taco, located at 4620 South Redwood Road. 

On Sept. 9, Taylorsville Mayor Larry Johnson, Economic Development Director Wayne Harper and other city officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of this new restaurant.

“We are very excited to welcome this great restaurant to Taylorsville. Our residents are eager for additional restaurants in the city, and we know Del Taco will be a popular one,” Johnson said.  

Guests at The VIP grand opening party and ribbon-cutting ceremony were given the opportunity to sample menu items, all while being serenaded by a mariachi band. Johnson and Paul Hitzelberger, president and co-founder of Utah Del, gave speeches to honor the grand opening of the new restaurant. After a dedicatory prayer given by a minister, Johnson and Hitzelberger joined together to cut the ceremonial red ribbon.   

Hitzelberger has been with the Del Taco brand for nearly 30 years. He has received many awards for his commitment to community giving and his dedication to civic involvement. Taylorsville’s Del Taco is the 27th restaurant in the Salt Lake City area to be operated by Utah Del. This franchise group employs over 800 people and is known for its active community involvement. 

 “We’re honored to join the Taylorsville community. We’ve had the pleasure of donating more than $500,000 to charities over the past few years and look forward to building upon our commitment to the neighborhoods we serve with the opening of this new location.” Hitzelberger said.  

This Del Taco restaurant features a new design with more contemporary red and green colors, as well as bold architectural elements such as an open ceiling structure and a new “freshness cooler” displaying a 40-lb block of cheddar cheese and fresh produce. The menu includes Del Taco’s recent launch of their handcrafted ensaladas and three new salads that are under 600 calories. 

Del Taco’s menu is full of classic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos and nachos, as well as American favorites of hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. Del Taco has an “UnFreshing Believable” campaign that makes it possible for guests to receive handmade pico de gallo salsa, slow-cooked beans, fresh sliced avocado and marinated chicken -- homemade, quality food at a fast-food price.

 The new restaurant is now open to the public. Coupons for free food are available by liking Del Taco on Facebook or joining the Raving Fan eClub at