There are some big changes happening at Taco Bell. The company has announced plans to open 300 to 350 new locations over the next few years. But these won’t be your average drive-thrus. In fact, a lot of them won’t even have a drive-thru.
Many of these will be cantina-style “urban in-line” stores, which will have open kitchens, digital menu boards, and display local artwork. And the biggest difference is these locations will also serve alcohol! The cantina locations serve beer, wine, sangria, and Twisted Freezes - slushy drinks that you can add vodka, rum, or tequila to. They’ll also have more “shareable” food items, like nachos and chicken fingers.
The new locations will be popping up in big cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and New York - they’re supposed to open 50 in Manhattan, which only has six now. So soon you may be able to catch a buzz on your run for the border.