These new Taco Bell restaurants won't have drive-thru

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Taco bell plans to ditch the drive-through and serve alcohol at 300 new locations, as part of its expansion into urban markets, the fast food chain announced. It's new cantina-style restaurants already feature beer, wine and sangria, and frozen drinks with rum, vodka or tequila.

The new-style locations will open by 2022 and are mostly planned for big cities.

Citing the renewed liveliness of urban and even "downtown" areas, Taco Bell's Chief Operating Officer, Mike Grams, reminded the same outlet that the restaurant "isn't afraid to try new things". Many of them will be Taco Bell Cantinas and they'll be located in urban areas.

Shares of Yum! Brands were sinking in afternoon trading on Tuesday. That could very well be a possibility in the near future at your local Taco Bell.

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He explained: 'To put in a drive-thru you need land.

A company statement said: 'Taco Bell Cantina restaurants will be the first and only Taco Bell restaurants to serve alcohol to customers who are of legal drinking age.

Delish reports that some Taco Bell locations in Chicago, Cleveland, and San Francisco already serve alcohol.

If you want to check out the concept, the Berkeley cantina at 2528 Durant Ave. features an open kitchen, a menu of shareable items (besides the traditional menu), extended hours - and several microbrews.

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