New Taco Bell Urban Restaurants Will Serve Alcohol

By MarketWatch Pulse

Taco Bell is opening two restaurants this month that have a new design, are energy efficient, and serve alcohol. Called Taco Bell Cantina, the first one will open in the Wicker Park section of Chicago on Sept. 22. It will serve beer, wine, sangria, and Twisted Freezes, a frozen alcoholic beverage. The second will open in San Francisco later this month. That location will have wine and beer. The restaurants don't have drive-thrus, offer additional digital services like mobile ordering, and are more eco-friendly, using LED lighting, for instance. The menus will also include tapas at designated times. Taco Bell says it is still making expansion plans for these urban restaurants. Taco Bell is part of Yum Brands Inc . Yum shares are up 10.9% for the year to date.

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