Taco Bell Cantina now serving alcohol

Taco Bell Cantina now serving alcohol
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Madison’s Taco Bell Cantina is officially a cantina.

The restaurant began serving alcohol Friday after an almost two year battle to get a liquor license. Area supervisor Daniel Martin said they are happy the wait is over.

“We’ve been waiting for about 18 months,” Martin said. “This is a very big deal for us.”

Taco Bell Cantina will be serving beer and wine products, including the Twisted Freeze. The beverage consists of Taco Bell’s flavored freeze with a shot of Agave Wine.

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They celebrated by hosting a “first pour” ceremony. Samantha Pardes and her friends were the first customers to be served alcoholic beverages.

“Actually, I don’t come to Taco Bell often, but this definitely got me in the door,” Pardes said. “Maybe I will come again for happy hour.”

Martin said he is hoping the additions to the menu will increase traffic to the restaurant.

“I think that it is going to draw a lot of business here in Madison, especially with the college kids,” Martin said. “We are looking for a 16% sales increase.”

Taco Bell Cantina’s happy hour is weekdays from 2 till 5 p.m.

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