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The greatest thing ever? A Taco Bell in Chicago may soon get the green light to sell alcohol

Published May 14th, 2015 10:15PM EDT
Taco Bell Chicago Liquor License

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If only they’d had this when we were still in college. Chicago Eater brings us news that a Chicago Taco Bell is applying for a liquor license, which would make it the first Taco Bell in America to sell booze.

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Taco Bell is applying for a liquor license for a new Taco Bell franchise in the Wicker Park neighborhood that will also feature a “completely new urban restaurant design.” In other words, it sounds like Taco Bell is going for a more upscale vibe in this location… and yes, we just burst out laughing after using the words “Taco Bell” and “upscale” in the same sentence.

At any rate, we hope that this fancy-pants Taco Bell actually invests in some quality liquor, although given what we know about the chain, shots of cheap tequila and bottles of Dos Equis are the best we can hope for. Even so, having the option to get wasted on tequila might even make dishes like the chicken biscuit taco seem appetizing.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.