Taco Bell to open on Edinburgh’s Shandwick Place as planning permission granted

Taco Bell is set to open its first Edinburgh restaurant on Shandwick Place after planning permission was approved by council.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 3:42 pm
Taco Bell has already landed in Glasgow, but next it's Edinburgh's turn.

The application was initially lodged in March 2020 with the decision to grant the proposals published on March 16, 2021.

The eatery, located at 27-31 Shandwick Place beside VPZ will see it’s storefront include a striking and instantly recognisable purple Taco Bell graphic.

The planning application proposed to renew the shopfront with an ‘externally illuminated aluminium backing fascia panel with purple Taco Bell graphic applied.’

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It added: “Halo illuminated Taco Bell letters fascia sign to be installed; halo illuminated ‘Bell’ logo box sign to be installed; new internally illuminated projecting sign to be installed; illuminated "Tacos" arrow suspended internally behind glazing.”

In the plans, which have now been approved by the council, drawings show that on the shop front there will be shop front window hatch for people collecting their food or for delivery drivers to ensure Covid-19 distancing measures can be adhered to meaning hungry residents will be able make use of collection and home delivery options, as well as seating for 64 inside.

The American-based food chain currently only has a handful of restaurants around the UK including just one in Scotland on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street.

Once Taco Bell arrives, Mexican food fans will be able to enjoy popular menu favourites such as the Crunchwrap Supreme, chalupas, crunchy or soft tacos, and burritos

The chain will also offer alcoholic options such as twisted frozen strawberry daiquiris, frozen twisted margaritas and Sol beer.

Taco Bell UK have been contacted for comment.

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