Already Harmon Corner has its 24-hour Metro McDonald's that opened in 2012, and now comes confirmation that Taco Bell wants in on the action. The taco chain plans to open its own "urban concept" dubbed Taco Bell Cantina in the former Bonanno's New York Restaurant & Bar.
Back in May, Eater Vegas revealed the "flagship" plans that will shape future expansions. Look for a 439-square-foot, Plexiglas "under lit" patio featuring changing color LED lights. Three umbrellas will protect guests from the elements during the daylight hours.
Aside from the familiar menu, look for eight Twisted Freezes, all showcased on one wall of the space. Order these with or without alcohol including rum, tequila or vodka, with current flavors dubbed the "Mountain Dew Baja Blast" "Cantina Punch" and the "Cantina Margarita."
Non-frozen alcohol will also be served including beer, wine and sangria.
Dining upgrades include the self-described "new tapas-style menu of shareable appetizers" including chili cheese nachos, rolled tacos, mini quesadillas and chicken tenders.
Featuring an open kitchen, guests will receive their food served in baskets, in a similar style to Chipotle, the brand most targeted by the new concept. The interior design will most probably feature a mural, plus digital menu boards, plenty of TVs and a "mobile ordering and payment app."
Las Vegas will be competing with Berkeley, California, to debut the third Taco Bell Cantina this fall.