Taco Bell franchise Aksan United Fortune Inc. announced the opening of its restaurant location at 8630 FM Road 78 and Crestway Road in Converse, Texas, for Sunday, June 8, 2014. The new Taco Bell restaurant is under construction now and will showcase an exciting exterior look, the first of its kind in the San Antonio area.

Converse residents will now be able to enjoy the customizable menu items offered by the Mexican-inspired quick-service restaurant, including fan favorites such as the Doritos Locos Tacos, gourmet inspired Cantina Bell Menu, and the lower calorie Fresco Menu.

“Whether you’re coming in for a classic Taco Bell product or you’re ready to ‘Live Más’ with a bold new flavor, we invite everyone to explore the variety of craveable menu items available at this Converse location. We chose to open a Taco Bell in the city of Converse because of its family-oriented, small-town atmosphere,” says Erik Moosa, president and CEO of Aksan United Fortune Inc. of San Francisco.

The restaurant will bring over 40 new jobs to the Converse community. The design features a dining room that comes equipped with free WiFi, power outlets, and comfortable seating in order to provide more for consumers’ in-store experience. The drive thru features an easy-to-navigate menu board complete with an electronic ordering system to ensure orders are made quickly and accurately.

Taco Bell is also committed to improving environmental sustainability. The new restaurant will feature LED dining room lighting and building signs, high-efficiency air conditioning systems, water-efficient landscaping, and energy-efficient windows and roof tops.

“Taco Bell and Aksan United Fortune Inc. are proud to provide consumers with great-tasting, high-value, quality, quick-service food. We look forward to delivering on our promise to passionately serve the guests, employees and community of Converse by taking a supportive and active role with the area,” Moosa says.

Akson United Fortune Inc. chose to partner with Falcon Holdings in order to bring Taco Bell to Converse customers as quickly as possible. The construction process for the exterior shell of this franchised restaurant started on April 16 and was completed in just seven hours using new building technologies.

“The process integrates the work of at least seven contractors into one complete package," says David Fabian, chief development officer of Falcon Holdings Management LLC. “This potentially provides increased investment returns, instant marketability, higher building quality, and reduced project scope for the franchise."

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