Taco Bell will open at Jesmond Central at 11am next Tuesday, December 3.
The Mexican-inspired restaurant was supposed to open on November 26 but it was postponed due to "urgent adjustments" being made.
Clark Wilson, General Manager Taco Bell at Restaurant Brands, says the team has planned an epic opening day to mark the new opening date and launch the brand in true Taco Bell fashion.
"Taco Bell is a culture-centric brand; around the world it has attracted social media memes and casts of international celebrity mentions," he explains.
"It's a brand that brings people together and encourages the social experience of food, and we are pleased to bring this experience to the Jesmond community.
"For launch day, we expect to welcome hundreds of excited fans. We've prepared an unforgettable day of fun and activities to keep everyone entertained, including a GIF booth, giant interactive games and a temporary taco tattoo station, as well as heaps of giveaways with one lucky person scoring a year of free tacos as a grand prize."
Features of the Jesmond restaurant include:
- An open kitchen so customers can see their orders being freshly prepared
- The latest in technology, including free Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, kiosk ordering and beacons that give you a 'bell' when your food is ready
- A self-serve music kiosk for fans to curate their own tunes to enjoy while dining
- A large bell that customers can ring to show their appreciation
Russel Creedy, Restaurant Brands Group CEO, has this to say: "A total estimated spend of $65 million has been committed across New Zealand and Australia over the next five years. The expansion includes a minimum of 40 restaurants across NSW and ACT and will generate over 2,000 jobs in the two states. We are delighted to be starting our journey in Jesmond and look forward to launching in Blacktown shortly after."
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