The Naugles fast food restaurant chain was founded by Dick Naugle in 1970 and lasted until 1988, with a few stores remaining until late 1995. It featured an American and a Mexican kitchen. Popular items included the cheese burrito, the bun taco, the combo cup w/ chips, the Naugleburger, the Ortega burger and more (Bethany from St. Louis wants me to make sure everyone also knows that Naugles had burritos, and shakes, and taco salads as well). A new business group formed in the last few years has been working on bringing the chain back; see articles at The Orange County Register, OC Weekly, My Antelope Valley and Wikipedia. This effort is not affiliated with Del Taco or with any prior owner of the brand.
Naugles Preview Night
The next Naugles preview night (unless another one gets scheduled before it) will be held at Coach's in Lancaster. More details coming but mark your calendars. Items expected to be on the menu for this evening include:
Hot Fudge Sundaes
UPDATE: The Naugles night in Lancaster was a big success. Here's some video from the event. We will post here when more such events are planned. We are aiming for the next one to be in Fullerton or the city of Orange.
Here's some commercials made around 1986 and featuring the actors Avery Schreiber and Roger Carmel playing the character of Señor Naugles: