If you've ever craved an adult beverage with your tacos and burritos, you'll soon get your wish, as Taco Bell recently announced plans to offer alcoholic beverages in select restaurants starting this June.
Amanda Clark, general manager of Taco Bell Canada said about the decision, "This announcement highlights how committed we are to further growing our business, and how devoted we are to building deeper relationships with our customers and evolving the way they experience our brand."
This move is the latest in a growing trend of quick-serve restaurants adding an alcoholic beverage option to their menus. KFC introduced beer to their menu in 2 KFC Fresh locations in Toronto last fall, and Starbucks continues to serve wine and craft beers on their evening menu in select Canadian locations despite the program being pulled in the United States this past January.
Currently Taco Bell Canada's flagship store at 484 Queen Street West in Toronto is expected to introduce alcohol to its menu first. As of now, Taco Bell says customers can expect a beer selection only, but if you were looking forward to adding something a little harder to your Mountain Dew, there is a potential for other alcoholic beverages to be added to the menu down the road.
Canada currently has 170 Taco Bell locations in over 7 provinces, however the chain has announced their intention to one day have as many as 700 locations across the country. It's unclear how many of these locations could potentially have alcohol on their menu in the future.
What are your thoughts on this announcement? Are you planning to head to your local Taco Bell and sip beer with your Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch once it becomes available? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!