By CBSLA Staff

LAKE FOREST (CBSLA) — There was a super-sized deal in the works within the fast-food business Monday.

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San Diego-based Jack In The Box is buying Lake Forest-based Del Taco for $575 million.

Del Taco is the nation’s second-largest Mexican fast-food chain with more than 600 restaurants.

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The combined company will have more than 2,800 locations across 25 states.

The deal is expected to be completed early next year.

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The two companies had combined sales of $740 million in 2020.