Taco Bell launched its first “new model” high street store in the world in Sheffield yesterday.

The site on Ecclesall Road, which is the group’s fourth UK site in total, is the first Taco Bell in Europe to have an open kitchen.

Around £350,000 has been spent on creating the restaurant, which has brought 30 new jobs. The urban-style restaurant has seating across two floors, creating a lounge-type feel different to existing Taco Bells. The restaurant also has free Wi-Fi and mobile charging points.

The company has also applied to open in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford.

Nick Dawson, general manager for Taco Bell UK and Europe, said: “As one of the UK’s largest cities, with a huge student population, Sheffield is a great location for Taco Bell and we’re proud to be partnering with our franchisee, Northgate Fast Foods, to add a new flavour to the restaurant options in the city.”

Taco Bell currently also operates at the Manchester Arndale Centre, the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon and the Lakeside shopping centre in Essex.