Del Taco is combining quesadillas with tacos

The chain is introducing a line of Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos with either chicken or steak along with a line of caramel beverages.
Del Taco quesadilla taco
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Del Taco is stuffing a quesadilla and turning it into a taco.

The Lake Forest, Calif.-based chain is introducing a new line of “Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos,” in which the chain makes the quesadilla the taco shell.

The quesadilla is stuffed with grated cheddar cheese and queso blanco and then stuffed taco-like with a selection of taco toppings.

The $1.99 grilled chicken version features grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and more cheese. For $2.29 there is a crispy chicken version, and for $2.99 customers can get a Carne Asada Stuffed Quesadilla Taco.

“We decided to take some of our best menu items and make them even better by bringing them together,” Del Taco Chief Marketing Officer Tim Hackbardt said in a statement.

The Stuffed Crispy Chicken Quesadilla Taco is the 12th crispy chicken item Del Taco has introduced in the past year, at a time in which customers have been pushing hard for chicken items.

Meanwhile, Del Taco is also coming out with a line of caramel-centric beverages “in response to Pumpkin Spice everything.”

That includes a Caramel Apple Shake featuring caramel and Granny Smith apple puree; a Caramel Dulce de Leche Shake and Caramel Iced Coffee.

Del Taco and its franchisees operate about 600 locations in 16 states.

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