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.
We have had several preview events recently. The first was in July in Lancaster. Then there was one in October in Fountain Valley and another at the same spot in December. Each one was a big success. We will post here when more such events are planned. We are aiming for the next one to be in January or February.