Taco Bell Cantina will open its first Central Florida location right across from the University of Central Florida.

At 2,846-square-feet, the new Taco Bell concept will operate without a drive-through but plans to serve craft beer at Plaza on University. An open kitchen, murals by local artists, and a walk-up window for ordering will be at the location.


Taco Bell corporate plans to open 300 more locations over the next five years.

“When you factor in all the strengths of The Plaza on University’s location — the volume of employees at nearby office parks, the number of single-family neighborhoods in the vicinity, the exceptional vehicular traffic passing through the intersection of University Blvd and Alafaya Trail each day, and its proximity to the nation’s second-largest university,” Brandon Delanois, the broker who represented the landlord for the deal, said to the Orlando Sentinel. “There is no better space for this type of concept in the Orlando market.”

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