Wine and tapas? Taco Bell to serve them in Chicago

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CHICAGO — Yo quiero a glass of wine and tapas? Taco Bell will open a location that serves wine, beer, sangria and frozen mixed drinks in Chicago’s Wicker Park next week, marking the first time the chain will serve alcohol in the United States.

The new restaurant will also feature trends the chain says it is seeing among millennials: a menu of “tapas-style” appetizers, a mural by a local artist and an open kitchen.

A similar location will open in San Francisco this month. The company is calling restaurants that serve alcohol “Taco Bell Cantina.”

It’s just the latest evidence that traditional fast-food chains are trying to revamp their images. In a push to try and boost evening sales, Starbucks has also been rolling out wine, beer and tapas at select U.S. locations.

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