DRG to Debut Electric Car Chargers in South San Fran 

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Did you hear the news? We recently broke ground on an innovative project that will put electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the parking lot of our south San Francisco Taco Bell on El Camino Real. EV customers will now be able to fuel their bodies and charge their cars, all at once. Forbes took note in its recent article, “Some Taco Bell Customers Will Soon Be Able to Order a Chalupa and an EV Charge.”

The project, at the south San Francisco location, is expected to conclude at the end of October 2021. It exemplifies our commitment to trying new things and being at the forefront of quick service innovation.

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Specifically, six RTM direct current (DC) “fast chargers,” built by Tritium, will be installed across six parking slots at the location. The project will also include a solar array, which will serve as backup in case of a power outage. According to a recent article by Forbes, hooking up to one of these fast chargers will provide an EV driver with “46 miles of range in 10 minutes”! Software built by ChargeNet will make mobile payment for the service easy.

When it comes to  this new concept, it’s a “win-win” for local communities and customers, who can now pull up, plug in electric cars and grab a quick bite to eat. We hope to further promote the adoption of electric vehicles which may climb up to 35 million by 2030, as recently reported by Nation’s Restaurant News.

Our new EV charging concept joins a list of other unique, one-of-a-kind offerings launched by the company through its popular cantina design, found on the Las Vegas Strip and at other California locations:

  • Pacifica, Calif.: Beachside, surfboard rack, walk-up window
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: VIP lounge, DJ booth, access to Vegas nightlife, home to Taco Bell Weddings
  • Danville, Calif.: Full bar; outdoor patio with lawn games and a fire pit
  • San Ramon, Calif.: Built-in X-box gaming consoles