Could There Soon Be a Taco Bell at The Taj Mahal?
Ok, probably not but Taco Bell did just open its first location in India on March 16 and plans on opening 1,000 more Taco Bells, Pizza Huts and KFCs in the next five years.
Located in a mall in Bangalore, the first Taco Bell in India has attracted 2,000 to 2,500 customers every day since it opened, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.
Taco Bell had to take all the beef out of its regular menus, using chicken instead, and it recreated many vegetarian options for Indian customers.
Its "Crunchy Taco--Potato" and "Paneer [cheese] and Potato Burritos" are attempts to give Indian consumers a Mexican fast-food experience without the meat.
Additionally, the store has posted a "tacopedia" on its wall explaining the menu, its options and even how to pronounce it. Some other perks to this Taco Bell in India? The prices are cheaper than McDonald's and the store offers bottomless Pepsis. Uh-oh, perhaps we should send them some copies of Fast Food Nation, just in case.
· Novelty Proves a Hit for Taco Bell in India [WSJ]
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