Jumbo Deal: Jack in the Box to buy Del Taco for $575M

An extra-large combo between two California fast-food giants is in the works with Jack in the Box looking to buy Del Taco.

According to an announcement published on Business Wire, Jack in the Box Inc. will purchase Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. for about $575 million. 

Jack in the Box, headquartered in San Diego, will acquire Del Taco, headquartered in Lake Forest, for about $12.51 per share and will take over existing debt, according to the announcement.

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"We are thrilled to welcome Del Taco, a beloved brand and proven regional winner, to the Jack in the Box family," said Jack in the Box CEO Darin Harris in a press release via Business Wire, in part.

Neither company specified in their announcements published on Business Wire how much change the acquisition will bring to their food menus.

The acquisition is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2022, according to the release published on Business Wire.

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