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The Tweets are in: Del Taco's New Caramel Cheesecake Bites are a New Fan Favorite

(Lake Forest, CA) Sept. 8, 2009 – Recently, Del Taco quietly introduced a new decadent dessert – Caramel Cheesecake Bites, which are delicious bite-size cheesecakes dripping with caramel and fried for a warm, melting sweet indulgence. It didn't take long for the noise to begin.

These deep-fried bite-sized sweet treats quickly attracted online attention with dozens of Tweets from satisfied customers who shared their positive reactions:

- "Got to get ready for work.... It's hard to try to eat right when we have new caramel cheesecake bites that are DEEP FRY! Xoxo," wrote 1TiredGorda.

- "If any of you "tweeps" go to del taco i recommend getting the caramel cheesecake bites," said KimiChaos.

- "Caramel Cheesecake Bites. If you are a caramel-holic like myself, a wonderful tasty interlude. Del Taco has hit a winner in my book," wrote Dashman7.

"Our new Caramel Cheesecake Bites are so good, our customers can't keep quiet about them," said John Cappasola, vice president of marketing at Del Taco. "They are a flavorful complement to a meal or a delicious snack that is great any time of the day."

Caramel Cheesecake Bites are $1.99 for two or $3.89 for four, and are joined by traditional Mexican churros and moist and delicious chocolate cake on the Del Taco menu.

Price and participation may vary.

Del Taco is a leading national Mexican quick-serve chain with more than 500 restaurants in 18 states.

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