Taco Bell is opening restaurants with boozy treats, no drive-thru windows

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Taco Bell is working to revamp its image through adding about 300 new locations that feature locations without a drive through, Food &Wine Magazine reported.

The "urban in-line" stores will be created to feature open kitchens, digital menu boards and local artwork. Beer, wine, sangria and "Twisted Freezes" are part of the plan.

"No drive-thrus will be removed from existing locations", a Taco Bell spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

"One of the cool things happening in America right now is the revitalization of urban areas, and we're seeing millennials moving into downtown areas", Mike Grams, Taco Bell's chief operating officer, told Eater. Yum Brands, Inc., which operates Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, reports earnings, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Another interesting point: According to Food & Wine, the chain's drive-thrus make up around 55 to 70 percent of its revenue.

The new cantina-style spots will be mostly in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Nashville and NY with plans to open at least 50 in Manhattan, according to the report.

Taco Bell is about to get a little boozier and lot more accessible. The current menu features "naked" and "dressed" egg tacos, skillet bowls and taco shells made with Doritos.

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