“Upscale” Taco Bell On Chestnut Street?

Over on the Insider, there is news that the space at 1035 Chestnut Street is going to become a Taco Bell. That, in and of itself, is not big enough news to rate a mention of Foobooz (or the Insider).

But 1035 Chestnut is not just going to become any old Taco Bell. No, it will apparently become one of the new-fangled “upscale” Taco Bells.

No, I have no idea what an “upscale Taco Bell” might look like either. But in taking a cue from a couple of the wise commenters on the original Insider post, I’m guessing it’ll look something like this…

This is why we should all pay closer attention to terrible science fiction movies. Apparently, they can predict the future.

Upscale Taco Bell Is Planned [Insider]

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  • barryg

    Hope it’s open late.

  • rory

    One google search for “upscale taco bell” and details emerge. is it asking too much for you to do that before posting? It appears upscale simply means a more modern architectural aesthetic and no differences in the food.

  • janeane

    apparently it’s the outside design, the seating insight to include lounge seating for up to 7, wifi and electrical outlets.

    i feel some taco eating contests coming on.

    more details on the concept:


  • Geoff

    Demolition Man is definitely not terrible.

  • Dan

    I was amused.

  • Michael G

    They better have upscale bathrooms. Bidets?

  • Mike

    “Upscale” is lounge seating so while you are slouching, beef taco juice drips on your shirt and into your laptop that is plugged into a nearby socket? That’s what passes for upscale these days? Or more properly, the best that marketing companies can come up with anymore? File this one with the rest under “sad commentary on society.”

  • Edgar Friendly

    @Michael G.: Seashells

  • Mike

    Demolition man also accurately predicted that Arnold would be Gov of Cali, but hasn’t followed through on the prediction that he would become president.

  • I guess this is what they meant by “The Happening”

  • Django Fett

    Murder-Death-Kill – that could be the name of a hipster bar in Fishtown with an extensive draft beer list that serves beer out of recycled Folgers coffee cans.