Taco Bell Opening 300 Locations, Ditching Drive-Through, Adding Alcohol


The website said big cities including NY are part of Taco Bell's plan.

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

And Taco Bell's plans in the USA aren't short on ambition: the chain plans to debut 50 stores in New York City alone over the next five years, Eater reports. One media outlet misreads or misinterprets another media outlet's report, or an overzealous headline writer gets involved and pretty soon you've got customers thinking they have to choose between having a drive-thru or alcohol at their local Taco Bell. They will not have a drive-thru - but they will serve alcohol.

Grams added "currently, there are already roughly 6,000 Taco Bell restaurants nationwide, but expanding the urban footprint, in particular, makes sense".

The fast-food chain plans to open between 300 and 350 "urban in line" locations by 2022, a Taco Bell spokesperson told FOX 8 News on Tuesday.

You in suburbia? According to Food & Wine, your drive-thru orders account for 55 percent to 70 percent of Taco Bell revenues. The hipper vibe and smaller scale of these cantinas highlight another point, that the chain "isn't afraid to try new things".