Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Del Taco: Where Business Gets Done

With Torii Hunter on the verge of signing a $90M deal, you would figure he would pick a restaurant a little bit better than Del Taco. But that's where the Angels negotiated the deal, at the Del Taco off Serfas Club Drive in Corona, right near where yours truly grew up. (Actually, it was a Naugles back then.) And it was Angels G.M. Tony Reagins who picked the spot. Smart, too, considering that Del Taco is an Angels' sponsor.

If Reagins really needed to impress Hunter, he would have picked the Del Taco in Barstow, which is hands down the best DT in the world. Reagins also could have picked Miguel's Jr., which is right down the road but he knew that he would have run the risk is running into one of the DiPaolo or Hetland brothers. And that might have ruined the whole deal.

9 comments:

Diane said...

My favorite Naugles were on Brookhurst.

Seitz said...

I was a frequent customer of the Naugles on Rosemead Blvd.

Anonymous said...

no one cares about baseball

Y2Jerichoholic said...

Is that the DT off of the Lenwood Road on the 15?

NFL Adam said...

That's the one, Y2J.

Diane, that Naugles, like most of them, is now a Del Taco. You can tell the old Naugles by the fireplace (now a planter) in the center. Yeah, I know too much about this.

flohtingPoint said...

Ah man, I miss Del Taco... At first, I always thought it was odd to get a taco, a burger laden with mustard (I think all chains used to go berserk with the mustard) and some fries for a meal, but after 5-6, uh, years, it was just accepted as normal.

Richard Simmons said...

This post should come with a complimentary flavored coffee.

Lance Bass said...

I'm itching to slap this post around.

Anonymous said...

NAUGLES RULED!!!!!!! WASHINGTON AND ROSEMEAD IN PICO RIVERA!! BEST HANDS DOWN. DT IS COOL, BUT NAUGLES WAS WAY BETTER!!!!!!