When it comes to fast food options many people have their favorites. For juicy hamburgers and crispy fries people will automatically spark the age old debate between McDonalds and Burger King, even though everyone knows Wendy’s is the absolute best (no questions, just accept it). Then, in the big pizza debate, there’s Domino’s versus Pizza Hut, with Little Caesar’s sneakily keeping people fed with their rock bottom prices and constant promotion. But when it comes to fast Mexican food, Taco Bell is the king.
Established in 1962 Taco Bell has had a long history of supplying the masses with tacos, burritos and nachos to keep their customers constantly running back for a quick fix. And it’s made them one of the most popular fast-food Mexican chains in the entire United States. From Wikipedia;
Taco Bell was founded by Glen Bell, who first opened a hot dog stand called Bell’s Drive-In in San Bernardino, California in 1962 in Downey, California. in 1967, the 100th restaurant opened at 400 South Brookhurst in Anaheim. Original Taco Bell’s featured walk-up windows only, with no indoor seating or drive-thru service. In 1968, its first franchise location east of the Mississippi River opened in Springfield, Ohio. In 1970, Taco Bell went public with 325 restaurants.
Since that time there have been other entries into the taco game like Qdoba, Baja Fresh and Chipotle, but everyone knows that the granddaddy of them all famously asked the question ‘Yo Quiero Taco Bell‘ many moons ago. However, just because you’re an established piece of Americana doesn’t mean that some crazy things won’t happen inside your stores. And Taco Bell has seen its fair share of incidents that have made many wonder exactly why things took a turn all the way left.
Fox News reports that in a Pennsylvania Taco Bell recently two customers must have been fed up with the small amount of cheese on their burritos because they got so upset with workers behind the counter a physical altercation ensued.
Jennifer S. Bowling and Jaime E. Ramos-Carrillo were charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct, Herald Mail Media reports.
The duo allegedly got into an argument with an employee at a Taco Bell in Chambersburg, Pa., on Jan. 2. When the employee attempted to walk away, Bowling and Ramos-Carrillo walked behind the counter, where a fight reportedly broke out.
Both suspects are accused of assaulting two Taco Bell employees before leaving the store.
Unfortunately, not too long before this incident another Taco Bell store experienced an unusual break-in in Georgia.
The break-in occurred around 12:15 in the morning on Christmas day, WSB-TV reports. The footage shows the suspect pull bags of ingredients out, and work the fryers before eating his meal and then taking a nap. The Gwinnett County Police Department uploaded the footage to Facebook, where they captioned it, “On Christmas morning, a man broke into a local fast food restaurant, prepared some food, and eventually took a nap. This occurred at the Taco Bell at 4880 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville.”
Sure the meals are delicious and cost-effective but violence and squatting should never be the answer to fixing your taco cravings. Hopefully, these will be isolated incidents that won’t affect Taco Bell’s good name throughout the rest of the year.