- Stephanie Toone The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Te quiero some alcohol with that Taco Bell?
If yes, then the lords of chalupa have a special treat in mind for you.
The fast food chain plans to drop the drive-thru and add the booze at a newfangled Georgia Tech location this summer on the ground floor of its new University House apartment complex at 930 Spring St. NW, across I-85 from Tech's campus, according to Eater.com.
The taco chain opened its first Taco Bell Cantina location, serving alcohol and tapas-style fare, in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago last fall and another in San Francisco late last year. Chicago’s location offers sangria, beer, wine and frozen mixed drinks. No word yet on what type of alcohol will be served at the Midtown location, according to the restaurant news website.
The new concept’s menu will include shareable appetizers including nachos and rolled tacos.
“These new urban restaurants are a critical part of our growth strategy in markets where people experience our brand differently,” Brian Niccol, chief executive officer, Taco Bell Corp, said in a written statement. “Today’s consumers are living in more urban settings and our new restaurants cater to their lifestyle in adapting our traditional restaurant concept to fit their modern needs.”
Other Taco Bell Cantina locations are planned near campuses in Austin; Berkeley, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Fayetteville, Arkansas, according to Eater.
A total of 2,000 new locations are slated for Taco Bell by 2022, according to the company website, so that could mean more wine with chalupas across the country.