Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

Photo courtesy of SG Blocks

The world’s first Taco Bell restaurant constructed of recycled shipping containers has opened in Southern California.


The five-module, 1,080-square-foot restaurant was previously a pop-up Taco Bell at the 2015 South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, reports L.A. Business Journal.


The store was developed by SG Blocks, a Brooklyn, New York-baseddesignerand fabricator of container-based structures. SG Blocks partnered with Alvarado Construction Inc. to install the Taco Bell at its new, permanent location.


Alvarado Restaurant Group, part of Alvarado Cos., is the franchise ownerforthe Taco Bell.


SG Blocks, which uses code-engineered cargo shipping containers for its structures, said the Taco Bell is among several container-based projects it is constructing across the country.


The company also is building a six-unit container-based office building for the U.S. Navy. The six modules will be used to create a two-story, 2,000-square-foot structure.


SG Blocks also has executed a design agreement for a recycling center in California.


“We continue to see projects of a diverse nature both in asset class and geography,” Paul Galvin,chairmanand CEO of SG Blocks, said in a statement.


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