Taco Bell construction progressing

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Construction is coming along on the Taco Bell building at 210 Veterans Drive here. Workers can be seen each day making  progress on the building as the taget date of the end of June has been set as the expected opening date.

“We are excited to be in Huntingdon,” said David Gray, project manager for Pacific Bells, a franchisee of Taco Bell in charge of the Huntingdon location.

The Huntingdon Planning Commission approved the site plan at its Sept. 14, 2020 meeting.

Gray said delays in construction has been experienced due to the weather.

“Significant construction delays have been the result of the weather,” he said.

It will be both a sit-down and drive-through facility. The seating capacity will accommodate approximately 60 customers.

“Online ordering will also be available and delivery through a third party vendor such as Grub Hub, Door Dash, etc. if available in your area,” said Gray.

The building has 2049 square feet. The decor for the building inside and outside is light and dark grey, purple and rust.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSING – Michael McBroom with E.W. Electric Solutions works at the Taco Bell construction site at 210 Veterans Drive on Monday. Photo by Ron Park.

Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, an entrepreneur who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell’s Drive-In in San Bernardino, California in 1948. Glen Bell opened the first Taco Bell in 1962 in Downey, California. In 1964, the first franchisee opened, in Torrance, CA.

In 1970 Taco Bell went public with 325 restaurants. Today, Taco Bell is located all over America and in many different countries.

The Taco Bell® menu has Mexican inspired foods.from classic tacos to burritos to  epic specialties and combos.

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