A Del Taco restaurant is coming soon to Bernalillo on US 550.
The location is set to open on November 2 and is located near Starbucks and Twisters. The building used to house a Pizza 9, but it closed down.
The store still needs a full staff, according to its website. Del Taco will be hiring a general manager, an assistant manager, a cashier, a shift leader and other general team members. Del Taco is prepared to pay $14 an hour.
“Del Taco’s mission is to bring fresh, made-to-order Mexican and American favorites to new guests across the country,” said Laura Tanaka, director of franchise development.
Meanwhile, there is a new Starbucks about four minutes away from the pending Del Taco, and it is open for business. So far it has good reviews on Google and has five stars.
Yes, there are two Starbucks on US 550, less than five minutes from each other.
Earlier this year the Observer did a survey, which showed residents want more restaurants in the Rio Rancho and Bernalillo area.
According to Bernalillo’s then-economic development director Mike Kloeppel, the Town of Bernalillo doesn’t actively recruit businesses to set up shop because it doesn’t have the resources. The town would determine which restaurant looking to expand would be a good fit and pursue them.