PHOTOS: Taco Bell testing more modern restaurant designs

CREDIT: Taco Bell corp.

IRVINE, CA (WCMH)–Taco Bell introduced a newer, more modern concept for restaurants on Tuesday which may pop up in Ohio in several years.

The restaurant announced it is unveiling and testing four new restaurant designs as part of its expansion plans to open 2,000 new restaurants by 2022.

For now, the fast food giant is sticking to California for the new looks, as described on their website:

Heritage: Inspired by its culinary roots in Mexican-inspired food with a twist, this style is a modern interpretation of Taco Bell’s original Mission Revival style characterized by warm white walls with classic materials in the tile and heavy timbers.

Modern Explorer: This rustic modern style is a refined version of the brand’s Cantina Explorer restaurants and can easily fit into a suburban or rural environment. Inspired by the farms that make our food, this style reinforces Taco Bell’s commitment to the best ingredients, authenticity and transparency of materials and dining preparation.

California Sol: Inspired by Taco Bell’s California roots and the California lifestyle, this design blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor. It’s a celebration of dining al fresco and embraces a laidback beachy feel both inside and out.

Urban Edge: This design represents an eclectic mix of international and street style done the Taco Bell way. This style is inspired by timeless design married with cutting-edge elements of the urban environment.

Taco Bell also is planning to expand its “Cantina” restaurants, an urban concept restaurant with “décor, localized artwork, open kitchen layout, open plating and shareable menus” differentiating them from the more common looks. The Cantina locations may also serve alcoholic beverages.

PR representative Matt Prince said Ohio is “on the list for the next markets for our urban development and could incorporate some of these design elements.”

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