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Lake Forest-based Mexican fast-food chain Del Taco LLC announced plans to open two restaurants in the Austin area in the next few months as part of a larger push in Texas.

The first Del Taco is planned for Cedar Park in November. A second is set for Round Rock in early 2013. Both will be owned and operated by the company.

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Del Taco said it is looking for more restaurants in the Austin area.

Del Taco entered Texas about two years ago. It has 15 restaurants in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston markets, a mix of company-owned and franchised operations.

The company earlier this year announced plans to open 40 new restaurants in the Houston area over the next few years.

Del Taco counts more than 545 restaurants in 17 states.