IRVINE, Calif. — Taco Bell could be coming straight to your doorstep in the near future.
The fast-food chain known for its Doritos Locos Tacos and late-night food runs is considering home delivery, according to CEO Brian Niccol.
Niccol told Nation’s Restaurant News he couldn’t provide details, but said delivery was a top request among Taco Bell customers.
“Even though it’s the No. 1 request from consumers, we have to make sure we can give them an experience that’s consistent with Taco Bell, and that’s what we’re working through,” he said. “We have to figure it out, and I can tell you right now we don’t have it figured out.”
He said the company plans to test delivery late in the year.
That’s not the only big change on the way though. Taco Bell is also considering changing the size and placement of its restaurants:
Taco Bell will also open new units in shipping containers, restaurants with open kitchens, and units with a smaller footprint designed for urban locations. The new restaurants and packaging will be more environmentally friendly, and the chain is also looking at ways to become more transparent about food, including a possible switch to meat raised without antibiotics or hormones.
Niccol said Taco Bell is still working to innovate its breakfast menu. There are plans to roll out something called the “Cap’n Crunch Delights” later this year.