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Taco Bell first ever NSW Jesmond restaurant in Newcastle

A look inside the first ever Taco Bell store in New South Wales – complete with a music booth, a menu filled with its famous burritos and free refills

  • Fast food chain Taco Bell has opened its first ever restaurant in New South Wales 
  • Diners were treated to a Taco Tuesday at the opening of the Jesmond store
  • Customers can now enjoy global favourites like the Crunchy Taco Supreme
  • The store has offered a sneak peek into its latest store to hit Australian shores

American fast food chain Taco Bell has opened its first ever restaurant in New South Wales – complete with a music booth, a Mexican menu catered for every lifestyle and free drink refills.

Diners were treated to a Taco Tuesday like no other at the opening of the Jesmond store, just west of the Newcastle CBD in the Hunter Region on December 3.

Famous for its bargain yet delicious Mexican-inspired foods, customers can now enjoy global favourites like the Crunchwrap Supreme, Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Grilled Stuft Burrito and Crunchy Taco Supreme.

The restaurant has offered a sneak peek into its latest store to hit Australian shores.

American fast food chain Taco Bell has opened its first ever restaurant in New South Wales

Diners were treated to a Taco Tuesday like no other at the opening of the Jesmond store

Diners were treated to a Taco Tuesday like no other at the opening of the Jesmond store

Newcastle customers can now enjoy global favourites like the Crunchwrap Supreme, Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Grilled Stuft Burrito and Crunchy Taco Supreme

Newcastle customers can now enjoy global favourites like the Crunchwrap Supreme, Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Grilled Stuft Burrito and Crunchy Taco Supreme

Special features of the Jesmond restaurant

  • 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 of the great service they’ve received

Taco Bell at Restaurant Brands’ general manager Clark Wilson said the team planned an epic opening day to mark the occasion and launched 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,’ Mr Wilson said. 

‘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.’ 

The state-of-the-art restaurant features an open kitchen so customers can see their orders being freshly prepared to order, and a ‘large bell’ so diners can ‘ring to show their appreciation’.

The state-of-the-art restaurant features an open kitchen so customers can see their orders being freshly prepared to order, and a 'large bell' so diners can 'ring to show their appreciation'

The state-of-the-art restaurant features an open kitchen so customers can see their orders being freshly prepared to order, and a ‘large bell’ so diners can ‘ring to show their appreciation’

The Jesmond restaurant in Newcastle marks the first ever store in New South Wales

The Jesmond restaurant in Newcastle marks the first ever store in New South Wales

Skip the queue! Customers can order their meals from the kiosk without having to line up

Skip the queue! Customers can order their meals from the kiosk without having to line up

What is Taco Bell? 

Taco Bell opened its first store in California in 1962 and now has 7,000 sites across the US and serves 2billion customers worldwide. 

It opened a branch in Sydney in the early 1980s and in 1997 but withdrew both times.

Diners can rest assure the menu is ‘customisable to fit whatever lifestyle they lead’. 

Guests can swap proteins, add or remove ingredients – whatever their preference. Made-without-gluten options are available and almost all items can be made vegetarian with the simple protein swap to seasoned black beans.

Those who want to satisfy their sweet tooth can order the brand’s famous Cinnamon Twists. For anyone wanting something stronger – a selection of beer and frozen margaritas are available. 

For entertainment, customers can access the self-serve music kiosk to curate their own tunes to enjoy whiling dining.

Other features include free WiFi, USB charging stations, kiosk ordering and beacons that give you a ‘bell’ when your food is ready.

For entertainment, customers can access the self-serve music kiosk to curate their own tunes to enjoy whiling dining

Diners can refill their drinks an unlimited number of times

For entertainment, customers can access the self-serve music kiosk to curate their own tunes to enjoy whiling dining – and diners can refill their drinks an unlimited number of times

Customers can refill their drinks an unlimited number of times while inside the chain's outlet

Customers can refill their drinks an unlimited number of times while inside the chain’s outlet

Diners can rest assure the menu is 'customisable to fit whatever lifestyle they lead' - whether it's vegetarian or gluten free

Diners can rest assure the menu is ‘customisable to fit whatever lifestyle they lead’ – whether it’s vegetarian or gluten free

Restaurant Brands Group CEO Russel Creedy announced the chain will continue to expand over the next five years, with plans to open a further 40 restaurants across Australia and New Zealand.

‘We are delighted to be starting our journey in Jesmond and look forward to launching in Blacktown shortly after,’ Russel said. 

Speaking about the expansion across Australia, Ankush Tuli said: ‘We are excited to launch Taco Bell here in Newcastle.

‘We are grateful to our fans who have waited so patiently. We will continue to delight them with our exciting innovation and the unique experience, as we open many more locations across the country.’

The chain currently has seven restaurants in Queensland and one in NSW, with East Ispwich, Keperra, Sydney’s Blacktown, and Melbourne’s South Yarra and Hawthorn set to open in the coming months.



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