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Re: Naugles - time for a visit there *edit*
01/31/18 01:02 PM

>The location seems odd, a business office park? It doesn't look like the offices would even
>be equipped to cook on restaurant scale and I don't see any signage to catch people's eyes.
>I'm not a restaurant expert but that all seems wrong.

I agree, but the person(s) behind restarting Naugles is having to so call..."reverse-engineer" ingredients of the various food products that Naugles had marketed when Naugles was started by late founder Dick Naugle when he left Del Taco to start Naugles back in late 1960s. Naugles used to have dozens of locations before Naugles was bought out by Del Taco in mid 1980s.

Since the new founder of Naugles (fast food name was won in court battle 5 years ago) is starting things up from scratch, the office park location is probably more affordable compared to a corner location while the staff is probably still experimenting with food products that Naugles used to sell in 1970s and 1980s. The person I talked with last week said that this new Naugles ( "...they are getting there and improving the taste of some items." ) has almost perfected some of the food products that he remembered having back in 1970s. Between Naugles versus Del Taco back in 1970s, Naugles was far better at the time imo.


Went there last week (2-9-18), I ate earlier that day and decided to sample smaller size items on the menu such as a plain taco (meat only), hamburger (also plain) and fries and a drink.

Fries ($2.50) taste same as Del Taco (maybe same supplier?)

Hamburger ($5.00) tastes okay, but maybe not like what it used to be from (1970s and 1980s). Hard to tell imo since comparing tastes is 30 years or longer.

Taco ($2.50) maybe seems to taste better, but hard to say. Back in 1970s and 1980s, I would not buy a taco until family went to Hart's Burger Boy (closed long ago and a place that I really miss) because Harts had best tasting tacos imo.

True that the prices are more than Del Taco if comparing prices, but think of it as more if paying a bit more for the unique Naugle's taste experience. Some folks like myself are willing to do that. I still recommend going to Naugles if one is visiting for the day and is nearby in Fountain Vally area near 405 freeway. The person that I had visited a few weeks earlier was telling me that Naugles was worth the visit in his opinion. He was a fan of Naugles.

Manager told me that another Naugles building location is supposed to open somewhere in Huntington Beach sometime later.

Edited by gregf (02/13/18 10:33 PM)

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* Naugles eatery slowly resurecting gregf 01/05/16 09:02 AM
. * Re: Naugles - time for a visit there gregf  01/30/18 07:24 AM
. * Re: Naugles - time for a visit there SmitdoggAdministrator  01/30/18 11:12 PM
. * Re: Naugles - time for a visit there *edit* gregf  01/31/18 01:02 PM
. * Re: Naugles - time for a visit there redk9258  02/03/18 07:05 PM
. * Re: Naugles eatery slowly resurecting redk9258  01/05/16 01:23 PM
. * Re: Naugles eatery slowly resurecting gregf  01/05/16 08:13 PM
. * Re: Naugles eatery slowly resurecting redk9258  01/06/16 02:48 AM

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