Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. plans to open both franchised and corporate locations in Palm Beach County, as well as southern Georgia and the greater Atlanta area.
A recent development deal will bring 10 Del Taco locations to the county. The first locations will open in 2018.
The Lake forest, Calif.-based company said it is partnering with franchisee Angelo Freites. Freites experience in fast food spans 33 years, and includes Wendy’s locations, the company said.
In southern Georgia, the franchise deal is for six locations led by franchisee Nishant Patel, is slated to open in Warner Robins this spring, followed by planned development in Macon, Albany and Tifton. This franchise growth, the company announcement stated, will bolster Del Taco’s “existing corporate footprint in the Atlanta area,” where there are currently eight corporate-owned restaurants, with a ninth location due to open in Kennesaw.
Del Taco owns more than 550 locations in 15 states.
Discount teen retailer Five Below is set to open its first store in Palm Beach County this week.
The Philadelphia-based company, which offers a variety of items all priced at $5 or less, will open its doors at the Northlake Commons shopping center, which is located south of Northlake Boulevard just east of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens.
Office Depot, Inc., in Boca Raton announced today that Gerry P. Smith has been appointed as the company’s chief executive officer.
He starts on Feb. 27, 2017. Gerry Smith will succeed current CEO Roland Smith, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company.
Gerry Smith is the current executive vice president and chief operating officer at Lenovo Group, a $45 billion leading global technology company. During his time at Lenovo, Office Depot said he was “instrumental in defining and leading the company’s ambitious growth objectives and operational efficiencies, which drove increases in market share and profitability.”