Taco Bell Opens Its First Drive-Thru Restaurant In Scotland
Taco Bell franchise given the green light to open Scotland's first drive-thru Mexican restaurant.
Scotland’s first Taco Bell drive-thru is coming soon to Phoenix Retail Park in Paisley with a two-storey diner style eatery. The Tex-Mex fast food chain franchise is expanding to Scotland after its proposals received Renfrewshire Council’s seal of approval for the country’s first Taco Bell restaurant and drive-thru. Plans to open Tim Hortons and Bella Italia diners in the area are also underway.
A statement released by Renfrewshire Council announced: “The applicant proposes to build the first ever Taco Bell drive-thru restaurant in Scotland in Phoenix Leisure Park.
“The space will provide internal seating for 102 people, an external area to accommodate an additional 12 seats and also the convenience of the drive-thru facility.
“The site is in a highly accessible location, it is within walking distance of Linwood and the nearby business park, retail park and car showrooms.
“If planning permission were refused, the operator would not relocate to Paisley or Linwood town centres and would more likely seek to locate to another area, possibly out with Renfrewshire.”
Last month, Taco Bell opened its first outlet in Glasgow where a budget range of tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas is served daily. The world’s most famous Tex-Mex fast food chain might be new to Scotland but in the UK alone, it has over 18 restaurants and 6,500 outlets around the world. Taco Bell’s new restaurant with drive-thru in Scotland will be housed in a newly built pavilion that promises new jobs for the community and an enriching addition to customer’s shopping experience.
The architects at 3D Reid who drew-up the plans stated: “The aim is to create a new food unit which can complement the current list of tenants.
“The new pavilion will have its own sense of identity and a new point of reference for visitors by adding a new dimension to the existing shopping experience available.
“Through considered material selection and design decisions, the retail unit applications seek to generate additional activity and purpose to new public space and new employment opportunities within the local area.”
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