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America's Taco Shop is a small local chain in the Phoenix area.  In this case, "America" refers to the founder America Corrales, not the country.  Still, good catchy dual-purpose name.  

The menu at America's Taco Shop is classic Mexican street fare.  Street tacos, or slightly-larger-than your typical street taco, are the signature menu item.  Here's the "America's Favorite" #1: three tacos, one Carne Asada, one Al Pastor (pork) and one Chargrilled Chicken.

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Check out the timeline below that was sent to me in the promotional red box along with my free hat.  It's interesting looking at how much this fast food chain has grown.

NOTE: Click the image to view a larger version.

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Arby's is nothing if not creative.  But lately, their new fast food menu items have been a bit uninspired.  That has changed with the introduction of the new Smokehouse Brisket sandwich.  This is the fast food sandwich that Arby's was meant to sell.

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As we continue to celebrate fast food favorite Del Taco's 50th anniversary, here are some old commercials.  The first from 1979:

And this one from 1988 announcing the merger of Del Taco and Naugles (look at those big ass tomatoes!):

This week, Del Taco kicks off it's 50th anniversary celebration.  Here are some fun "Did you know?" fast food facts:

  • The founder, Ed Hackbarth, still owns and operates three Del Taco's in Barstow?  He still works there too!
  • Del Taco cranks out over half a million tacos every day
  • Americans eat 6 billion tacos each hour (I can't believe that one!)
  • The original taco at Del Taco was 19 cents
  • Founders Ed Hackbarth and David Jameson partnered with Dick Naugle in 1966 to form Red-E-Food Systems with the idea of franchising the brand, but it wasn't until 1988 that Del Taco and Naugles merged, creating the second largest quick-serve Mexican chain in the U.S.
  • The recently-retired reg, green and yellow logo prior to this one had been around since 1992
  • Del Taco opened its 500th restaurant in 2008 and currently has 546 stores in 17 states as far east as Florida
  • The Del Cheeseburger and crinkle fries have been around since the beginning

The cavalcade of trivia came in another of Del Taco's famous promotional red boxes.  To find out what was in this one, keep reading!

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