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Taco Bell...Coming to the Strip

Discussion in 'Grub' started by BS, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. BS

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    Have you ever had the late night munchies in Vegas and wanted Taco Bell?

    Me either, but just in case you do...

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    "Taco Bell is amping up its move into urban locations with plans to open a flagship 24-hour Cantina restaurant in the heart of the Las Vegas strip this fall.

    The Irvine, Calif.-based chain has been opening Cantina units that serve alcohol since last year, when the first opened in Chicago. A second later opened in San Francisco, and units are planned for Atlanta and possibly New York, Boston and Ohio, as well as smaller cities like Berkeley, Calif.; Austin, Texas; and Fayetteville, Ark.

    But this new Las Vegas unit, to be located..."

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    Hmmmm that has to be a really expensive Taco Bell to cover the cost of the real estate right on the strip.
     
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    Honestly, I bet they make a killing. Taco Bell just about has the market cornered on late-night drunk food in many parts of the country. And there's plenty of precedent for fast food places doing huge business; hell, when that White Castle closed down for renovations, I remember reading somewhere that it had such an impact on their revenue that it had to be reported as a separate item in their financial reports.

    EDIT: I realize now that I was thinking of the Denny's. Close enough, though.
     
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    It seems like a conflict within their own branding image. On the one hand, they market themselves as a quick affordable fast food. Now, they are trying to brand as a higher end fast food sit down, hang out, eat and drink place in a really expensive location.

    Gotta say, for tacos, I'm a huge fan of Tacos El Gordo. Their spicy pork tacos tastes so good.
     
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    I think they only have a few locations like this. They seem to be working on a trial run but I don't really see anyone really going to eat there but I might be wrong. So many ppl on the strip walking around and it's a brand name, sky is the limit. It's drunk cheap food with drinks. White Castle is killing it right now with the same concept minus the drinks. I just really wonder what these places are paying per sq ft. I would love to know that info.
     
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    If Chili's can make it on the Strip, anything can.
     
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    Yes but chilis, Denny's, outback etc are brand names and recognized, Hell even smith and wollensky is all over the place.

    Imagine a in n out or five guys literally on the sidewalk on the strip and what kind of business they would do
     
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    Never heard of this, what is it
     
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    Forgot about Chili's.

    The more thought I put into this, the more I think this actually fits really well. I read elsewhere that the location is at Harmon Corner, which is connected by walkway to Aria/Cosmopolitan, putting it in stumbling distance from people leaving a number of major clubs; plus the daytime foot traffic in that area is incredible. They're also going to have a patio with outdoor seating, and it looks like from renderings they're going to be on ground level. During the day, they'll capture people who want to get a familiar lunch in a nicer setting (i.e., not a food court or strip mall location), and at night, they'll get all the post-night-out drunks. I could certainly be proven wrong, but it sounds like it has the potential to be pretty brilliant on initial impression.
     

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