DRG Grows Portfolio 10x its Founding Acquisition of 29 to 300 Taco Bells!

DRG in the News

At DRG, we like to have fun and innovate (remember, we brought you EV charging at our south San Francisco location) — it’s part of company culture and our core values. But we’re also serious about growth!

DRG kicked off 2023 with a major milestone, reaching 300 Taco Bells nationwide.

We think this latest figure gives us bragging rights — that’s 10 times our founding acquisition of 29 restaurants in 2014!

Truthfully, DRG doesn’t plan to stop here. Company leadership continues to look to the future with “a goal of doubling revenue and store count in five years through acquisitions, new-builds and, potentially, a new brand,” as eloquently reported by writer Alicia Kelso of Nation’s Restaurant News. Read her full article about DRG’s exciting growth plans.

DRG’s Taco Bell portfolio includes a mix of traditional restaurants, “to-go” models and seven one-of-a-kind cantinas.

According to CEO SG Ellison, there continues to be ample opportunity in southern California for the cantina concept. Doubling as social experiences and event venues (our Vegas cantina is great for weddings), they’ve been a hit!

Alicia’s article highlights another essential point made by SG — no matter what, people will continue to be a focus.  We don’t grow without remembering employees come first (check out our benefits for proof).