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Opening date for Norfolk's first Taco Bell revealed

PUBLISHED: 15:03 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:45 29 October 2018

The proposed site for the new Taco Bell in Regent Road, Great Yarmouth. The unit is the former home of Spudulike.

The proposed site for the new Taco Bell in Regent Road, Great Yarmouth. The unit is the former home of Spudulike.

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The opening date for Norfolk's first Taco Bell has been revealed and hungry punters won't have long to wait until they can enjoy a variety of Tex-Mex foods.

A sign outlining the licensing application from Taco Bell to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.A sign outlining the licensing application from Taco Bell to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

The American fast food chain is launching in Great Yarmouth with work having already begun on the proposed site.

Taco Bell will open its doors on Monday, December 10 to the 38 seat restaurant and takeaway offering.

The restaurant will be in Regent Road replacing the unit formerly occupied by Spudulike.

It will bring more than 25 jobs to the area including six management positions.

Kevin Eagle, restaurant manager of the Great Yarmouth store said the unit on Regent Road is one they have kept an eye on for a while.

“We are really pleased to be opening a Taco Bell in Great Yarmouth and to focus our investment in this area. It is a place we have had our eye on for a while.

“Regent Road has a high footfall of those looking for entertainment and of course a bite to eat, providing us with the perfect spot to expand our portfolio in the area,” Mr Eagle said.

He added: “We look forward to welcoming even more Taco Bell fans and first-timers through our doors.”

The restaurants serve a variety of Tex-Mex foods that include tacos, burritos, quesadillas and nachos.

The chain will be the first in Norfolk with the closest branches being in Essex.

Town centre manager for Great Yarmouth, Jonathan Newman, is pleased to see the fast food chain coming to the town.

Mr Newman said: “It is great news for the town to have a new takeaway option in Taco Bell. There has been a lot of interest in the restaurant and it is really good to have a brand the size of Taco Bell having the confidence to open here.”

He added: “With it opening just before Christmas, business should get off to a great start. I hope more brands will follow suit and come to Great Yarmouth.”

Signage in the window shows that the company’s licensing application includes a request to have permission to serve food and drink until 2am during the week, and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.

According to the sign, it is hoped the restaurant would open at 10.30am each day, and be able to serve alcohol.

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