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Taco Bell’s Test Kitchen is a Real Thing!

Are you a fan of Taco Bell? Well, we have a location that is perfect for you.

No, it is not the Taco Bell club! It is something ten times better! Ever wonder where they test out your Taco Bell favorite? There is a mysterious Taco Bell test kitchen that will allow fans to see how all their favorite foods are made.

(We swear this is not a drill!)

Their secret test kitchen, located in Irvine, California, is home to all of your favorite creations. The company’s headquarters announced that, for a one-time only deal, fans of the fast food restaurant can make reservations via OpenTable. Each person who manages to get a spot at the elite location will be able to have a special meal made by Taco Bell’s top chefs.

As Thrillist reported, customers can expect to eat items that have not been revealed on the menu as well as new food creations.

Test Kitchen | Taco Bell

Inside our headquarters is a kitchen full of untold, unseen, untasted Taco Bell secrets. And now... we're inviting you in. Test Kitchen by Taco Bell will be taking reservations early May. SUBSCRIBE to Taco Bell: Attendees must be legal residents of the 50 United States or D.C.

According to the press release, this entire experience is free. You would just have to make your way to Irvine as well as find a place to stay! The chef food officer at Taco Bell, Liz Matthews states that this is “The chance to be the first to see our innovative food, where its created, from chefs who make it happen, is a unique experience that’s never been available to the public until now. As a brand known for our firsts, we’re excited to open our doors into the magic of out innovation and give our biggest fans an experience they’ll never forget.”

Starting on May 5, the OpenTable link will be made public. If you do manage to get a coveted spot at the table, expect to go to the Taco Bell test kitchen on May 19th. There are currently only 32 spots open for guests.

However, do not feel discouraged by the lack of availability! Taco Bell also stated that they are planning to make this test kitchen experience available to more individuals throughout the year.


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