Taco Bell Is Ditching Drive-Thrus and Adding Booze

Emmett Rice
September 21, 2017

The Tex-Mex-style fast food chain plans to expand into urban areas with hundreds of new cantinas by 2022.

Cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Nashville and NY are all likely to get "cantina-style" locations of the taco chain that will showcase local artwork, feature open kitchens and boast digital menu displays.

These "in-line" destinations will serve beer, wine, sangria and Twisted Freezes (meaning slushies with tequila, rum or vodka).

This is just the latest in Taco Bell's attempt to revolutionize their brand. Hopefully they've got some interesting concoctions that also include Mountain Dew Baja Blast, which is undoubtedly Taco Bell's best drink. But these new restaurants won't be your typical drive-thru - in fact, they won't even have drive-thrus.

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Another interesting point: According to Food & Wine, the chain's drive-thrus make up around 55 to 70 percent of its revenue. More specifically, the chain wants to make its presence known in urban areas.

Grams says with the addition of these new locations, it shows Taco Bell "isn't afraid to try new things".

The Tex-Mex brand is always looking to ideal a new, even innovative or peculiar item.

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