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Trending this week: Meet the new Taco Bell Defy; McDonald’s to add Glazed Pull Apart Donut as LTO

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Taco Bell last Thursday unveiled its newest store design promising to be the speediest unit yet.

Dubbed the Taco Bell Defy — because it will “defy norms and define the future” — the new design set to break ground in Brooklyn Park, Minn., later this month will be a 3,000-square-foot, two story restaurant with four drive-thru lanes. Three of those lanes will be dedicated to mobile or delivery order pickups, the company said.

McDonald’s Corp. will be expanding its McCafé Bakery offerings Sept. 1 with a new Glazed Pull Apart Donut.

The Chicago-based burger chain said the doughnut will be available all day at participating restaurants. The bakery line was introduced last October.

Once federal health officials formally approve the COVID vaccines, Chipotle Mexican Grill may require workers to get the shots, CEO Brian Niccol said Wednesday in a video interview with The Washington Post.

Chipotle is among a growing number of businesses that are thinking about establishing vaccine mandates for workers — including many across the restaurant industry — as a means to spur on vaccination rates. 

To check out what else happened this past week, click through the gallery to see what was trending on Nation's Restaurant News.  

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