Taco Bell to get rid of drive-thru, add booze in 300 new locations
Taco Bell is planning to open more than 300 new locations with a very different layout, Food & Wine reports.
The plans call for the new locations to be “cantina style.” They will not have a drive-thru – but they will serve alcohol.
“The majority of the new ‘urban in-line’ locations will serve beer, wine, sangria, and Twisted Freezes, aka slushies with tequila, rum, or vodka,” according to Food & Wine. “Come to think of it, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch with a tequila Twisted Freeze sounds like the perfect pairing.”
The “cantina style” locations, which are mostly planned for urban areas, will open by 2022.
According to a press release, Chicago is expected to have eight Cantina-style Taco Bells by the end of 2018. there is currently one in Wicker Park.
Around 20 of the 300 restaurants planned to open in 2022 will be in Chicago.