Jersey City is home to quite a few taco restaurants, many being locally-owned and operated, but once in a while a chain swoops in and adds to the scene. Taco Bell will be expanding to a third location in Jersey City, this time in the downtown area. The large food chain has locations at 2825 John F. Kennedy Blvd and 701 NJ-440 currently, and has set its sights on DTJC. Now, Taco Bell will open its largest storefront at 75 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, also known as the Hudson Company National Bank building.
^ The new-ish Hoboken location
According to Jersey Digs, the plans for the storefront were drawn up by Newark-based Zelta Design and approved by Jersey City’s Historic Preservation Commission during the October 4th meeting. The new location will be 1,491 square feet and feature seating for 18.
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Taco Bell recently opened its first Hoboken storefront in December 2020, quickly expanding its reach in the Hudson County area.
The Taco Bell Menu
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Popular menu items for Taco Bell include the Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos, softshell tacos, hardshell tacos, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, and a variety of new veggie options, like the spicy potato soft taco, and the black bean Quesarito. Patrons can also choose from variations of quesadillas, burritos, nachos, and sweet treats.
The Presence of Chains Locally
It’s safe to say the addition of chain stores in the local community has a history of causing upset. When Sephora came to Washington Street back in 2018, it sparked some debate, as well as the Domino’s return and Shake Shack outpost in the Mile Square.
Jersey City also has a large big-brand presence that includes Dominos, Krispy Kreme, Jollibee, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, IHOP, Applebee’s, and more.
There is currently no mention of an official opening date for Jersey City but we will keep HG readers updated as more details unfold.