Just when you thought that the possibility of Taco Bell offering delivery service was the best thing to ever happen to the fast food chain, there's yet another reason to get excited.
You know what would go really well with the Mexican food? A margarita, of course. And it seems like your foodie prayers might be answered.
The new Taco Bell, planned for Wicker Park in the West Side district of Chicago, just applied for a liquor license. This means that the chain may soon start selling alcohol to go with its Doritos Locos Tacos.
If the license is granted, the Wicker Park location would go down in history as the first Taco Bell to offer beer or something a bit stronger to wash down that Diablo sauce. We can only hope that all goes well, and that it starts a chain reaction, allowing the other 6,500 chains across the U.S. to start serving drinks as well.
(Photo : Becky Wetherington)
It only makes sense that the subsidiary of Yum! Brands would choose to test alcohol on the menu at the new Wicker Park location. According to a Yum! Brands spokeswomen, the new space will be a "completely new urban restaurant design." Although no other details were revealed, the chain appears to be expanding its market to attract more customers — apparently the ones that enjoy an ice-cold cocktail with their spicy meals.
This isn't the first time Taco Bell tried to get booze onto its menu. There were plans to offer alcoholic milkshakes to order alongside lobster tacos at its upscale sister chain U.S. Taco Co. located in California, but it has not yet officially been added to menu. Ironically, there were rumors that U.S. Taco Co. would be put at the Wicker Park location, although these rumors were shot down.
Still, pairing alcohol with Taco Bell is a match made in heaven. Why not add some vodka into a Mountain Dew Baja Blast Freeze or Starburst Strawberry Freeze on a hot summer day to go with the new Steak Doubledilla, or order a Bloody Mary (made with Diablo sauce) to go with your Biscuit Taco for brunch?
Only time will tell if Taco Bell will start selling specialty drinks at a chain location near you. And given varying state alcohol licensing and open container laws, getting it to go is a whole other question.
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