Taco Bell is the best in the world at maniacally throwing tasty things together into a whole that's even more delicious than the sum of its parts. Consider cheesiness and crunchiness, Doritos and Locos, or baja and blast. Nothing, however, proves the chain’s mastery of this concept like its recent decision to continue coupling fast-food combos with the ultimate food pairing: booze.
The fried chicken taco shell creator is opening 300 to 350 new locations in the next five years, mostly in urban areas, with 50 in New York alone, plus spots in several West Coast cities and heartland locations like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Nashville, according to a report by Eater. The majority of these new outposts will be Cantina locations with localized ambiance, tastefully exposed Edison light bulbs, and most importantly, bountiful booze. Menus will include beer, wine, sangria, and boozy slushies called Twisted Freezes (yes, there's a Baja Blast version) made with vodka, rum, and tequila.