Taco Bell

Why devote a page to a Taco Bell? Well, I am the master of the mundane. However, the Taco Bell took over the location of the former Farrell's Ice Cream store. When (or if) I get a picture of Farrell's, I'll put it here. For now we will have to content ourselves with the December, 2007 demolition of the Taco Bell.

Taco Bell has had a rough go of it lately. In 2006, Taco Bell had an E-Coli outbreak after it outsourced its spinach preparation. Then, in February, 2007, a video of a rat infestation in a Manhattan Taco Bell was viewed by millions on YouTube. The upshort was, Taco Bell got a reputation as an unsanitary place to eat and their business fell drastically across the chain. Many marginal stores did not survive.

Finally, this Taco Bell had something else not working in its favor - it is located on the fast food corridor of doom. The section of North High Street between Graceland and Worthington is a who's-who of former fast food restaurants. The McDonalds? Now a Hoggy's. The Burger King? A laundromat, and currently a Tim Horton's. The KFC? Its a discount crematorium for the deceased on a budget (I couldn't make this stuff up). Pizza Hut? Closed, and painted gray, even it's roof. And now the Taco Bell. Sniff.


Its the end for this late 80's era Taco Bell.
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Main entrance.
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Behind the counter.
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Reduced to rubble on December 27, 2007. What do our retail masters have planned to replace the Taco Bell? I have no idea, but I'm sure I'll spend my money there, just as I did here.
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