Taco Bell is ditching drive-thrus, adding booze

Taco Bell is ditching drive-thrus, adding booze

The fast food chain, which already has 6,000 locations across the USA, is planning to open 350 new locations in urban areas around the country, majority serving alcohol, according to Food & Wine.

What's different about this new and refocused brand?

The brand is planning to open several "cantinas" without that fast food flair by 2022 in big cities like New York, Nashville and Detroit over the next few years, focusing on urban areas.

On the menu will be sangria, beer and Twisted Freezes - slushies with rum, vodka or tequila.

A company statement said: 'Taco Bell Cantina restaurants will be the first and only Taco Bell restaurants to serve alcohol to customers who are of legal drinking age.

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They're calling the new locations cantinas.

Taco bell plans to serve alcohol at 300 new locations as part of its expansion into urban markets, the fast food chain announced Tuesday. The stores will likely serve alcohol, too.

There are now 6,000 Taco Bells nationwide, but its latest vision caters to a slightly different, urban-leaning market.

"People would come through on drive-thru and say, 'could you please leave a little off the top, '" said Taco Bell COO Mike Grams. The current menu features "naked" and "dressed" egg tacos, skillet bowls and taco shells made with Doritos.

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