Taco Bell opening its first restaurant in London

Posted at 2:54 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 15:56:27-05

Who needs tea and crumpets when you can enjoy Mountain Dew Baja Blast and churros?

And why shouldn’t America share the deliciousness of Cheesy Gordita Crunches and Nachos BellGrande with those across the pond?

With elaborate flourish, Taco Bell has announced it will open its first restaurant in London, Bloomberg News Service reports. Its first location will open in the city’s Hammersmith area, providing a location for cheap fast-food Mexican and even beer.

Yum! Brands. Inc., owners of Taco Bell, has been pushing international growth as the U.S. market has become more saturated.

The restaurant already has scattered locations in the United Kingdom, as well as China and Spain. But taking their wares to one of the world’s largest cities is seen as a possible bonanza for the company.

These moves have Taco Bell headed towards a projected $15 billion in worldwide sales by 2022.

Three more London-based Taco Bells will be constructed early next year, the company announced.

“We’ve seen an overwhelmingly positive response to our U.K. restaurants, and have ambitious plans for growth in London and the broader U.K.,” Taco Bell’s international head, Liz Williams, said in a statement.