Taco Bell Cantina opens Saturday regardless of lawsuit that seeks to stop opening
INDIANAPOLIS — The primary Taco Bell Cantina in Indiana will open on Saturday, Dec. 23, regardless of a lately filed lawsuit that seeks to stop the restaurant from opening in downtown Indianapolis.
Taco Bell Cantina guarantees to function all the model’s signature menu gadgets visitors love along with new choices completely out there at Cantina areas together with alcoholic drinks like beer, Piña Coladas, Margaritas, Orange Creamsickles and liquor variations of Taco Bell Freezes.
The grand opening occasion, which opens for the general public at 10:30 a.m., will embrace a customized menu and alcohol-infused Freezes served on the restaurant’s dual-level bar. Reside music can even be supplied from 8 p.m. till midnight.
Taco Bell Cantina is situated close to Monument Circle at 24. W. Washington Avenue and can function from 8 a.m. till 4 a.m. day by day and even options catering choices. It’s the first Taco Bell Cantina in Indiana, although a number of others have been opened throughout the nation together with one in Las Vegas that additionally serves as a marriage venue.
The anticipated new Taco Bell restaurant’s opening lately was solid into doubt after a lawsuit was filed in Marion County Superior Court docket that sought to dam Taco Bell Cantina from opening.
The lawsuit was filed by the proprietor of the close by Taco Bell location inside Circle Centre Mall. The franchisee argues within the lawsuit that the opening of the Taco Bell Cantina will harm his enterprise being that the brand new Cantina model of the restaurant is inside one-tenth of a mile from the mall location.
Taco Bell beforehand advised the proprietor that the Taco Bell Cantina was accredited for the situation on W. Washington Avenue because of the mall location being thought of “captive.” The proprietor of the Circle Centre Mall Taco Bell argued in opposition to this label, nonetheless, claiming the “captive” location was by no means talked about in his lease settlement and the opening of the Taco Bell Cantina can be a violation of the Indiana Misleading Franchise Practices Act
The proprietor of the Circle Centre Mall Taco Bell additionally argued that his restaurant drew on close by workplace buildings for patrons, not simply mall customers, and stated the opening of the Taco Bell Cantina would harm his gross sales.
Marion County Superior Court docket has not weighed in on the lawsuit as of publishing this text. Court docket paperwork state that Flynn Restaurant Group — the operator of the Taco Bell Cantina — has till Dec. 22 to reply to the lawsuit. On Monday, Flynn Restaurant Group filed a movement requesting a further 30 days to reply.