UK franchisee Northgate Fast Foods is the company looking to grow Taco Bell’s presence in the north, with plans already in place to open two restaurants in Sheffield as well as in Barnsley and Nottingham.
As it looks to continue growing, the company has appointed national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) to assess high street and shopping centre opportunities across Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.
The duo are also looking into locations at some of the region’s major transport hubs – something that would be a first for the brand in the UK.
Arjun Patel from Northgate Fast Foods said: “There’s clearly a desire for a variety of quality food outlets offering great value like Taco Bell across the north of England, and the stores that we have already opened are proving a great success.
“It is a testament to the region’s growing economy that we are looking to open several more new stores in the next 12 months.”
Founded in 1962 in Downey California, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customisable tacos, burritos, nachos and other specialities.
Taco Bell now has more than 6,000 restaurants across the United States and continues to grow with over 250 restaurants internationally.
It also has five other UK stores located in Bradford, Manchester and the east of England.