UPDATE: Del Taco to open in Queen Creek Marketplace

A Del Taco restaurant will open in the Queen Creek Marketplace. No opening date has been announced. (Courtesy of Orion Investment Real Estate)


Del Taco — the fast food chain specializing in American-style Mexican food — has announced it will open a new restaurant in the Queen Creek Marketplace, on the corner of Rittenhouse Road and Ellsworth Loop Road.

Construction of the 2,400-square-foot restaurant is expected to begin in October, Judi Butterworth of Orion Investment Real Estate said in an e-mailed response to questions. Initially, it will employ about 35 people.

The pad was purchased by Brent Veach, principal of Desert Taco LLC.

Mr. Veach has owned Del Taco restaurants as a franchisee for more than 18 years and has more than 40 units in Arizona and Colorado, according to a press release.

The seller was Vestar GCM LLC. Vestar shopping center company manages the Queen Creek Marketplace.

The Marketplace is anchored by Target, Harkins Theatre, PetSmart, Ross, T.J. Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s.

Ms. Butterworth and Lacey Eyman of Orion Investment Real Estate facilitated the sale of the Marketplace pad as well as a parcel on the northeast corner of Higley and Baseline roads to Mr. Veach.

“This will be an asset to the local trade area and a great store for Del Taco,” Ms. Butterworth said in the release.

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