Feb 10, 2021 - News

Taco Bell unveils new design for COVID-safe branch in Minnesota

Picture of the proposed design of the Brooklyn Park Taco Bell

Photo: Border Foods via City of Brooklyn Park

A new prototype Taco Bell store could be coming to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and it looks an awful lot like a bank branch.

Details: Calling it a store might be a stretch. Located near Highway 610 and Zane Avenue, the building would have no dining room, but four traffic lanes — one for traditional drive-thru and three for pick-up orders, according to Brooklyn Park Planning Commission documents.

  • The kitchen would be on the second level, and it looks like orders would be lowered down to cars.

Driving the design: COVID-19 has shifted consumer habits and more people are opting to stay in their car for pick-up.

  • Taco Bell franchisee Border Foods, which is behind the proposal, could not be reached for comment. Neither could Taco Bell.

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