Last month in Brooklyn Park, MN., Taco Bell broke ground on what it billed as one of its most innovative restaurant designs yet — Taco Bell Defy.  Set to open its doors to the public by summer 2022, the 3,000 square-foot, two-story model features four drive-through lanes. Taco Bell is not alone in this trend; in general, QSRs are paring down their footprints, especially the single-tenant drive-through tenants.

But Taco Bell Defy represents another, quieter trend in the QSR and net lease space — one that equally promises to have a significant impact as the increased use of drive-throughs and smaller footprints. And that is the use of modular construction. 


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