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Strong Del Taco sales yield profit growth

Company overcomes bad weather to generate 14th straight positive quarter

Not even heavy rains in California could keep Del Taco Restaurants Inc. from another quarter of positive sales.

The Lake Forest, Calif.-based quick-service Mexican chain said its same-store sales increased 4.2 percent in the quarter ended March 28.

That was the 14th consecutive quarter of same-store sales improvement for the 554-unit chain. And it came even though heavy rains hurt sales in February in particular.

“In what has been characterized as a challenging e

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