Lake Forest, California-based Del Taco plans to open a new restaurant at East Cobb Crossing in East Cobb, near the intersection of Roswell and Johnson Ferry Roads. The new restaurant will replace a rare, freestanding TCBY shop that closed in 2012. Amazingly, the deal to bring Del Taco to this location has been in the works since 2011! I first got wind of Del Taco's plans in the fall of 2011, and immediately contacted my resources to confirm this. While I was able to confirm the framework of a deal existed, there were many moving parts, and the deal fell apart.
Apparently the deal to bring Del Taco is finally back on and sources say the restaurant should open late 2014/early 2015.
Del Taco marked its third return to the Atlanta market with their hugely successful opening in Snellville in 2012. Since then, the chain has added locations in Kennesaw, Smyrna, and Woodstock, and has another location coming soon to East-West Connector and South Cobb Drive at Olde Ivy Village. Olde Ivy Village is a new center that will be anchored by a Sprouts Farmers Market (spring 2015) and will also feature a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.