"[A]s part of our expansion into new urban markets, we’re building a new Taco Bell concept and design in San Francisco," a Taco Bell spokesperson said via email. "The new restaurant will feature the same craveable, affordable, Mexican-inspired tastes at Taco Bell, along with a new line of appetizers, beer and wine."
Just last week, Taco Bell announced that its forthcoming Chicago restaurant would be the very first of its new, boozy and urban-friendly concept restaurants in the United States when it opens sometime this summer. At the time, Taco Bell said the fancy new location will have a unique urban design inspired by the neighborhood and even do away with its typical food wrappings in favor of serving up all those Chalupas and burritos in open-face baskets. Basically, the whole place will be more fast-casual than just fast.