The Return of the Naugles Fast-Food Mexican Restaurant


Naugles fast-food restaurant that specialized in serving tacos and hamburgers was started in California by former Del Taco partner Dick Naugle. By 1986, it had built up to 225 locations in the United States. Unfortunately, by 1995, economic business trends had changed and the last remaining location in Nevada had closed down.

Based upon a 2006 blog by a nostalgic consumer, the Naugles defunct restaurant chain is starting to make a comeback. After a twenty-year absence, an Orange County test kitchen materialized and experienced overwhelming demand and support. Developmental plans of restoring the former food company are in the works with the same mission statement slogan that Dick Naugle originally envisioned back in 1970: “Prepare food fresh – Serve customers fast – Keep place clean.”


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