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Wine with your Taco Bell Sriracha Quesarito? The chain is testing alcohol options

You will soon be able to get drunk at Taco Bell. Chain tests beer, wine and alcoholic freezes in Chicago

Taco Bell is where you might end up post-midnight, drunk on vodka Redbulls, but some new additions to the menu could get you into the Mexican fast food chain before dark.  

Yum Brands Inc., the Irvine-based company behind Taco Bell, is testing beer, wine and alcoholic slushee-like drinks called "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new Chicago Taco Bell location scheduled to open this summer, according to the Associated Press. 

That means a cold brew with your Doritos Locos Taco, a glass of wine with your Sriracha Quesarito and a spiked freeze to help wash down that Crunchwrap Supreme. 

There will be special cups to designate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, according to a Taco Bell release.  

The restaurant testing the drinks in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood is operated by a franchisee, who plans to monitor the alcohol sales through a third-party service. 

A Taco Bell representative did not have more information on specific alcoholic drinks at this time.  

The introduction of alcohol to the menu comes along with a new Taco Bell test design in certain markets. New features include exposed brick walls and a version of a chef's counter that looks into an open kitchen with lime green stools.

The food will also be served in baskets to showcase the ingredients. 

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UPDATES

2:06 p.m. This post was updated to inlcude additonal details on the test design.

This post originally published at 1:58 p.m.

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