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  • Saved from wrecking ball: Taco Bell to relocate original 1962 Downey food stand to Irvine (CA)

    11/17/2015 7:23:24 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 36 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/17/2015 | Nancy Luna
    Taco Bell is saving its first fast-food restaurant from the wrecking ball by relocating the iconic 400-square-foot food stand from Downey to its corporate headquarters in Irvine. “This is arguably the most important restaurant in our company’s history,” said Taco Bell Chief executive Brian Niccol. “When we heard about the chance of it being demolished, we had to step in. We owe that to our fans; we owe that to Glen Bell.”
  • Taco Bell Fires Marketing Manager Who Was Caught on Video Punching an Uber Driver

    11/03/2015 1:03:44 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 25 replies ^ | November 2, 2015, 6:33 PM EST | Christopher Heine is the Digital Editor for Adweek.
    Taco Bell has fired Benjamin Golden, a senior marketing manager who was caught on video physically assaulting an Uber driver in the Los Angeles area on Oct. 30. In a three-and-a-half-minute clip—which has accrued more than 400,000 YouTube views—Golden appears to be too intoxicated to reveal his destination to his driver, Edward Caban. Caban eventually pulled over into a parking lot and told the 32-year-old marketer to get out of the car, which Golden initially refused to do before punching and slapping the driver while also grabbing his hair. Golden, a resident of Newport Beach, Calif., got out of the...
  • We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

    10/29/2015 9:15:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2015 | Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson
    The fast-food breakfast wars are upon us. With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever. But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising. We tested three main breakfast items from the major fast-food chains. We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best Marina Nazario and Hollis Johnson Oct. 28, 2015, 9:02 AM 1,083,325 35  facebook  linkedin  twitter  email  print fast food...
  • Taco Bell is Testing Crispy Chicken Taco Shells in California

    09/02/2015 10:15:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The rumors are true. Taco Bell is testing crispy chicken taco shells. A spokesperson for Yum Brands, Taco Bell's parent company, confirmed the news Wednesday, adding that the shells were being tested exclusively in Bakersfield, California restaurants. The test began Aug. 27 and will end Sept. 23. The company will then evaluate whether to go forward with a wider launch based on the response from consumers, according to the spokesperson. Taco Bell fans seem excited by the new taco shells, as evident from comments on a Reddit thread titled "New Naked Chicken Taco." In the past, Yum, which also owns...
  • UPDATE: Taco Bell fires worker for writing "PIG" on officer's fast-food order

    08/02/2015 7:08:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    KAKE ^ | 8/2/15
    UPDATE: Taco Bell has fired an employee that left an insensitive remark on an order of an officer and his fianc. The company apologizes for the workers behavior and says theyre moving forward to correct the situation.Jeff Graves, senior director of operations for Taco Bell, said the worker was let go from the job. The worker wrote PIG on to-go orders for the couple Saturday night in Newton.We do not share the same belief or view as the employee whatsoever, Graves said. Our company, Taco Bell, has always been pro-law enforcement, military. Weve always supported the police in our community....
  • Feces explosion in Mexican cilantro fields sparks partial import ban

    07/27/2015 1:15:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 217 replies ^ | Posted: 07/27/2015, 12:35pm | By Chad Merda
    Theres more than just cilantro in the growing fields in Mexico, and thats caused the Food and Drug Administration to institute a partial import ban on it through August. The move comes after health officials found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields, which have been linked to hundreds of intestinal illnesses dating back to 2012. The FDA will focus on product coming from Puebla, and all of it will need to be manually inspected and certified before being allowed into the U.S. Cilantro from other parts of the country will need to have documentation proving it did not...
  • Oklahoma Woman Allegedly Pulls Knife on Teens in Taco Bell After Wi-Fi Frustration (VIDEO)

    07/15/2015 9:55:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2015, | Lee Moran
    An Oklahoma woman pulled a knife on a group of teen boys after getting angry over the poor Wi-Fi connection at a Taco Bell, police said. Amber Lynn Henson was frustrated about the Tahlequah restaurant's internet speed on Thursday when she went to a drinking fountain to cool off. But a group of unwitting youngsters blocked the 48-year-old's way, reports the Tahlequah Daily Press. "The boys were kind of in the way of the drink fountain and she had to squeeze through them to get her drink," said Tahlequah Police chief Nate King. "She got agitated and spilled her drink...
  • Florida Woman Slices Attacker's Throat With Razor

    06/18/2015 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 6/17/15 | Emily Smith
    A Florida woman saved herself from being raped after she pulled a razor from her bra and slashed her attacker’s throat. ​ According to the woman, Kenneth Taylor approached her from a store and the two began to chat. As they walked toward an empty lot, Taylor reportedly pushed the woman to the ground and hit her several times in the face. Luckily, the woman managed to pull a razor from her bra and slice Taylor’s throat. When Taylor fled from the scene, the woman called police to the intersection of North 13th Street and Avenue G in Fort Pierce....
  • Taco Bell Accused of Promoting "Rape Culture" over Messages on Sauce Packets

    06/09/2015 11:07:20 AM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/9/15 | Aurelius
    Taco Bell is being accused of promoting "rape culture" by Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr users because of their sauce packets. The sauce packets at Taco Bell have included messages for years, including phrases such as, "Will you marry me." However, other phrases, such as "You know you want me," are raising the eyebrows of some social media users. While most people assumed that the sauce packet is referring to the sauce itself, a number of people are accusing the fast food chain of perpetrating "rape culture." Here are just a few examples:
  • Taco Bell, KFC may try home delivery

    05/27/2015 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    fortune ^ | 5-27-2015 | John Kell
    Yum Brands operates three fast-food restaurant giants: KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Of those, only Pizza Hut has a well-established delivery business. Taco Bell and KFC could soon be next. Yum ( YUM ) Chief Executive Greg Creed told analysts on Wednesday that there is potential for food delivery across all three of its chains, saying Taco Bell delivery in particular could be a massive sales driver for the brand. What we want to do is get into a test, probably a couple of stores near a couple of college campuses, Creed said. At-home delivery makes up a tiny...
  • Rat Crime ... Kansas Thug Gets 11 Years for Stealing Wedding Ring Off of Dying Woman at Taco Bell

    04/04/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 92 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 31, 2015 | AMY RENEE LEIKER
    Man who stole wedding ring off dying womans finger at Taco Bell sentenced to 11 years A Wichita man will spend more than 11 years in prison for stealing a wedding ring and other items from a woman who was dying from a brain aneurysm in a Taco Bell drive-through in December 2013. Sedgwick County District Judge Christopher Magana ordered Daquantrius Johnson to serve the 136-month term consecutive to other sentences he received for crimes committed while on felony probation in a 2013 burglary case. The sentences in those cases totaled 111 months, which means Johnson, 21, will be incarcerated...
  • Taco Bell cashier accused of stealing customers' credit card numbers

    03/20/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) - A Taco Bell cashier was caught robbing customers right in front of their eyes, according to police. Authorities said when customers would pull up to the drive-through window and hand over their credit card, Rosetta Brinson would pretend the card reader didn't work, telling customers she had to manually enter their number. Her crimes were caught on surveillance video. Brinson snapped screen shots of customers' information and would later ring up charges on their accounts. Heather Tinsley, a customer, couldn't believe it. "It's disturbing actually, Tinsley said. That's something you really shouldn't do." Jose Vega, a...
  • First Taco Bell building may be demolished

    01/14/2015 9:19:31 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 43 replies
    The Downey Patriot ^ | 1/13/2015 | none
    DOWNEY The building that housed the worlds first Taco Bell is under imminent threat of demolition, according to the Downey Conservancy, a Downey-based preservation group. Although Downey is more famously recognized as the site of the oldest operating location for the worlds largest hamburger chain, it is Taco Bell that built its very first location within the city. The building, located at 7112 Firestone Blvd, was opened by founder Glen Bell in March 1962.
  • Controversial Taco Bell Commercial Two Men Getting Married - Gay Marriage

    12/27/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 133 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/26/14 | Dan Heder
    I'll let the commercial speak for itself.
  • Drunken bicyclist arrested at Florida Taco Bell drive-thru

    11/20/2014 1:59:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | 11/20/14 | Staff
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- No bicycles in the drive-through lane. Police in Florida busted a man who insisted on getting his Taco Bell order, even though employees said no bikes were allowed. New Smyrna Beach police said Gabriel Harris, 33, was denied service in the drive-thru just after 3 am Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. The fast-food workers called the cops after Harris refused to leave.
  • Uranus might be full of surprises

    11/14/2014 12:11:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/14/14 | Rachel Feltman
    Scientists used to think that things were pretty chill over in the south hemisphere of Uranus. In fact, they thought it was one of the calmest regions of any of the gas giants. But in analyzing images taken nearly three decades ago by NASA's Voyager-2 spacecraft, researchers think they've found a kerfuffle of activity which might indicate that there's something unusual about the planet's interior. If you look at these old photos of Uranus, the planet appears to be a stark, featureless ball. And even to scientists, who were able to identify more lively features of the gas giant,...
  • Technology moves fast-food chains away from interpersonal customer service

    11/06/2014 11:11:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Joseph Peacock
    The days of indecision and miscommunication in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant could be long gone. Taco Bell recently launched an app that enables customer to order and pay for it straight from a smartphone. It gives customers control. They dont want to talk to people all the time, Taco Bell chief marketing officer Chris Brandt tells Fast Company. And the app allows for more creativity in what to order. The app offers unlimited menu customization options, reports Eater. Users can, for the first time, build their own unique creations using dozens of ingredients.
  • Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons (tax inversion cited as reason)

    08/24/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT · by tellw · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/24/14 | Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattoli
    <p>Burger King Worldwide Inc. BKW +1.01% is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., THI.T +2.79% a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's domicile abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • The breakfast wars

    06/07/2014 2:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies ^ | June 6, 2014 | Ed Zimmerman
    Up and down the foodservice spectrum, breakfast is heating up. Here are some recent developments: Taco Bell introduced a breakfast menu trading on ubiquitous locations and a massive promo of the Waffle Taco. The Bell blitzed social media and took direct aim at rival McDonalds, including an ad campaign making fun of Ronald the clown. McDonalds countered with an offer for free morning cup of McCafe and started promoting its McGriddle pancake wrapped breakfast sandwich. Not to be forgotten, runner up, Burger King took a different approach, and announced it would serve burgers as well as breakfast fare each morning....
  • The lord of all horses: Much-loved Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax dies

    04/11/2014 8:42:40 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    METRO (UK) ^ | April 11, 2014
    Gandalfs horse Shadowfax from the Lord of the Rings films has died.The famous horse, called Blanco, had been ill for some time and owner Cynthia Royal made the decision to have him put down.In a statement posted to, Royal explains that Blanco had suffered from serious issues with his intestinal tract and liver.She was present when he was euthanized in his stable.Although my heart was breaking, she explains, as my final gift to him, I stayed strong, balanced and focused, gently repeating Relax Blanco. Let go. Walk into the light. Relax and let go as the Blanco Ive known...
  • Shadowfax has died

    04/10/2014 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Radagast the Fool · 16 replies
    Shadowfax has died
  • John Boehner Cries at Taco Bell Event

    04/08/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 67 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 4/8/14 | Nikki Schwab
    On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, started to sob at a Taco Bell event, but it wasn't because the salsa was too spicy. Boehner made a brief cameo at a gathering sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as the former gave the latter $30 million to help teens graduate from high school. (Taco Bell employs many teens, so thats the connection.) Some of you know how I am about these things, Boehner said, choking back tears while praising the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs. We need to...
  • Taco Bell Gave Me a Cellphone

    03/29/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Slate ^ | 3/28/14 | Adam Chandler
    Then I started getting urgent calls from ConEd and the Bronx Criminal Court.Last week, I became one of 1,000 people to receive a Taco Bell Breakfast Phone, a disposable cellphone that promised multiple opportunities to win Tex-Mex swag and free trips. The phones were part of the company's aggressive campaign to emotionally prepare the world for the national unveiling of Taco Bells breakfast menu, which launched Thursday to much fanfare. As the great reveal drew nigh, my burner phone rang off the hook. And not just with calls from Taco Bell. It all started when I tweeted in praise of...
  • New Taco Bell ad: Even Ronald McDonald likes our breakfast

    03/27/2014 12:02:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Louisville Biz ^ | 03-26-2014 | Caitlin Bowling
    Taco Bell takes direct aim at McDonalds Corp. in a new advertisement. California-based Taco Bell first fired a shot at the burger chain in October when David Novak, CEO of Taco Bells parent company Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), announced that Taco Bell would roll out a breakfast menu nationwide in 2014, Business First reported. The menu, which includes a waffle taco and A.M. Crunchwrap, debuted in Taco Bell locations across the United States today. McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) has long dominated fast-food breakfast with its Egg McMuffins and hash browns. To drive home the point that its foray into breakfast is...
  • Police: Man assaulted at Tega Cay (SC) Taco Bell for failing to say excuse me after belching

    03/17/2014 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    The State ^ | 17 Mar 2014 | Jonathan McFadden
    TEGA CAY A Fort Mill man sitting down to eat at a Tega Cay Taco Bell told police a man upset that he did not say excuse me after belching hit him with a chair, wrapped his hands around his throat and tried to head butt him inside the restaurant on Sunday. Police responded to the Taco Bell on West S.C. 160 at about 4:30 p.m. after a man, 20, reported that he had been assaulted inside the restaurant, according to a Tega Cay police report. The victim told police he and his friend had been sitting in a...
  • Police: 2 Employees Shot Manager Multiple Times, Dumped Her Body Behind Taco Bell

    03/13/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    <p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CBS Atlanta/AP) Montgomery police have arrested two 19-year-old Taco Bell employees in the slaying of the restaurants night manager.</p> <p>Police say Renauldous Chisolm and Kenneth Temple of Montgomery were arrested Monday and are charged with capital murder in the killing of 43-year-old Vettia Roche.</p>
  • Police: CBS reporter charged with DUI, battery

    01/05/2014 5:58:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | Jan 5, 2013 | Adam Sege
    Police: CBS reporter charged with DUI, battery By Adam Sege Tribune reporter 1:53 a.m. CST, January 5, 2014 An investigative reporter for CBS 2 Chicago was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the lives of children after a minor accident outside a Naperville fast food restaurant early Saturday, police said. Dave Savini, whose age was not released, was arrested shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday after fleeing the scene of the accident, Naperville Police Department Cmdr. Jason Arres said. Police were alerted about 12:20 a.m. to an incident involving Savini and another driver in the parking lot of a...
  • Taco Bell Expanding Test of Waffle Taco

    08/10/2013 8:39:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Time Magazine / The Associated Press ^ | August 6, 2009 | Candice Choi
    Taco Bell says its expanding its small test of waffle tacos, as it prepares to take its breakfast menu national sometime next year. The fast-food chain says the waffle taco, which includes scrambled eggs, sausage and a side of syrup, was the top seller during breakfast hours at the five Southern California restaurants where they were tested earlier this year. Now the company wants to see how it would fare on a bigger scale; the waffle tacos and a full breakfast menu will be expanded to about 100 restaurants in Fresno, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; and Chattanooga, Tenn., starting Thursday.....
  • Fast food workers strike: I cant afford my shoes or rent

    07/29/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 119 replies
    [p]MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2013 | Ned Resnikoff
    Were building a movement of fast food workers in a way that has never really existed in the fast food industry, said Jonathan Westin, an organizer for New York Communities for Change, who noted that this week is the first time the strikes have been coordinated across cities... The Congressional Progressive Caucus launched a campaign called Raise Up America which has taken efforts to associate itself with the fast food workers. Several members of the caucus, including its co-chair, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, were present at Mondays actions in New York... Similarly, Brooklyn-based McDonalds employee Kareem Starks...
  • Can This Taco Save America?

    03/12/2013 6:34:49 AM PDT · by haffast · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3-12-2013 | Daniel Gross
    For much of the past year, analysts have claimed that a host of political factors are inhibiting hiring regulation, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, the debt ceiling, the re-election of a Socialist. But theres another force at workmore powerful, more ubiquitous, and arguably more delicious: the Doritos Taco Loco. The neon-orange, meat-filled miracle taco, wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Dorito shell, was Taco Bells biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chains incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonalds. It has...
  • Birds Eye and Taco Bell beef meals contained horse

    03/01/2013 10:55:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    The SUN - UK ^ | 03-01-13 | By STEVE HAWKES, Business Editor, and HARRY HAWKINS
    FOOD giants Birds Eye, Taco Bell and caterers Brakes all confirmed today that horsemeat has been found in their beef products. BIRDS EYE confirmed two products withdrawn as a precaution last week have tested positive: a spaghetti bolognese and beef lasagne all made in Belgium. US-owned TACO BELL has had to withdraw ground beef from its three Mexican-themed diners in the UK and nine in Spain. The meat was used in its tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas and Nachos. A spokesman admitted the chain knew LAST WEEK that there was a problem and withdrew the meat. But it only decided to...
  • Backlash Against Wendys, Taco Bell Franchisees for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare

    01/09/2013 3:57:44 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | January 9, 2013 12:11 PM | By Elizabeth S. Mitchell
    Backlash Against Wendys, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM Few things grab the publics attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendys and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval. Roughly 100 Wendys employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week so that they will no longer qualify for the health care benefits that Obamacare mandates for full-time employees. A Taco Bell in Guthrie,...
  • Questions Surface After Man Dropped Off At Taco Bell Dies

    08/20/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 |
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Delaware County Sheriff's office are working on a joint investigation after a man was struck by a car and killed after he was dropped off at Taco Bell. Investigators have put a state trooper on desk duty and two deputies on paid leave while they look into what happened on July 28. Just after 9 p.m, six 911 calls were made indicating that Uriel Juarez Popoca, 22, was driving erratically along I-71 in Delaware County. Two Delaware County deputies found him sitting in his vehicle in the median and when...
  • Taco Bell Shooting Victum was holding a (Lease) Leash, Not Weapon

    04/13/2012 7:00:27 PM PDT · by Son-Joshua · 21 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix ^ | Updated: Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012, 5:12 PM MST | Staff
    <p>Police are saying more about a shooting at a Taco Bell Tuesday night in which one man died.</p> <p>They're also identifying the victim as 29-year-old Daniel Adkins.</p> <p>About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.</p>
  • Seven Million Pounds of Pink Slime Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program

    03/09/2012 9:01:40 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/09/12 | Sarah B. Weir
    McDonald's and Taco Bell have banned it, but now the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is buying 7 million pounds of beef containing ammonium hydroxide-treated ground connective tissue and meat scraps and serving it up to America's school kids. If you thought cafeteria food was gross before....
  • Taco Bells First All Solar-Powered Restaurant To Open In Moreno Valley

    02/16/2012 1:34:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 16, 2012 12:58 PM
    MORENO VALLEY (CBS) Fast food restaurants in the Inland Empire are tapping into solar power to save money on their super-sized energy bills. A Taco Bell now under construction in Moreno Valley will be the first in the restaurants chain to be all solar-powered, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. A 200-foot long roof is being constructed over its entire drive-through line and will be covered with 155 solar panels, possibly the first of its kind, owner Grover Moss told the newspaper. The restaurants final structural plans to the city still have to be approved by the city, but Moss hopes...
  • Taco Bell Linked To Salmonella Probe after 68 People Fall Ill in 10 States, Report Says

    02/02/2012 7:57:09 AM PST · by null and void · 44 replies
    MyFox ^ | Thursday, 02 Feb 2012, 9:05 AM | NewsCore
    IRVINE, Calif. - Yum Brands Inc.'s Taco Bell chain was investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for involvement in a salmonella outbreak that sickened 68 people in 10 states, Food Safety News reported Wednesday. Citing a document from Oklahoma health authorities, the online newspaper -- published by Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark -- reported that the CDC revealed on Jan. 19 that a Mexican-style fast food chain was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, but declined to name the company because it felt there was no public health reason to. Food Safety News said a...
  • Fast Food Chains Getting Into the Food Stamp Act

    09/07/2011 3:34:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sep 7, 2011 | Nina Terrero
    In an ever-growing number of states, if you crave a taco or fried chicken from a fast-food restaurant, you can pay for it with food stamps. Food stamps - known more formally as the USDAs Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - have been in use for grocery staples, such as bread and milk, since 1934, but now, for the first time, they can be used for fast food in four states across the country. The number of businesses including convenience and discount stores, gas stations and pharmacies that have been approved to accept food stamps has increased by a...
  • Mother tries to sell baby at Taco Bell

    07/20/2011 10:51:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies ^ | 7/19/11 | Amy Graff
    A mother walks into a Taco Bell...and what does she do? No, she doesn't order a Beefy 5 Layer Burrito. She peddles her three-day old to a customer. Some people just shouldn't have children. Heidi Lynn Knowles, 36, of Vancouver, Wash., reportedly stumbled into the restaurant and started taking bids from customers for her newborn son. The asking price ranged from $500 to $5,000. The cops were later called and showed up at a motel where Knowles was crashed. She was charged with attempted child selling-buying, a Class C felony, and was held on $50,000 bail. Some customers reported that...
  • Woman Arrested for Trying to Sell Baby at Taco Bell

    07/19/2011 5:33:36 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 21 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/19/11 | Aurelius
    According to police, last week 36-year-old Heidi Knowles at Taco Bell with her three day old son. Knowles then approached a woman who was eating and handed her the child. Before the confused woman could respond, Knowles stated that the infant could be hers for the price of $500. Unsurprisingly, the woman refused and quickly called 9-1-1. Knowles was arrested soon after for outstanding warrants at Kay's TV Motel; bail was set for $50,000 and she was charged with "attempted child selling/child buying." Her son was put into protective custody. Police stated that Knowles appeared to be under the influence...
  • Employee Announces He Quit on Sign (Forced to Work 22 Days in a Row for Taco Bell + July 4th)

    07/16/2011 11:36:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    WIVB ^ | Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | Eli George
    A former employee at the Taco Bell / KFC at Transit and Losson Roads in Depew chose to make a bold statement when he decided to leave his position at the restaurant. The employee left a message on the fast food restaurant's exterior sign Thursday night announcing he had quit. The sign reads, "I quit - Adam / **** you :)" Welcome, readers from Fark and The Daily What! Here are some other stories you might like: A co-worker of the supposed sign maker at Taco Bell / KFC tells News 4 that Adam is a shift manager at the...
  • Telescope shoots video of heavenly halo ("mystery flash" filmed from Mauna Kea, Hawaii)

    07/01/2011 1:24:50 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 41 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | July 2, 2011 | By Jim Borg
    The pre-dawn phenomenon, which looks like a huge bubble expanding and then popping, was recorded June 22 by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the Subaru Telescope. Since then, speculation has run rampant about the source of the early morning flash. Ichi Tanaka, a support astronomer at Subaru Telescope, describes it as "a huge halo of light above the eastern horizon," adding, "It was slowly expanding to over 45 degrees in five minutes or more."
  • Halal Food Products in the US (as of 2010)

    05/15/2011 6:29:55 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 49 replies
    Halal Food Info via Scribd ^ | 6 June 2010 (updated at 1st post) | Unknown
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  • Police: Angry Taco Bell customer fires at officers (due to price increase)

    03/21/2011 9:30:21 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 27 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | March 21, 2011
    SAN ANTONIO Police say a San Antonio Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired an air gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers before barricading himself into a hotel room. San Antonio police Sgt. Chris Benavides says officers used tear gas Sunday night to force the man from the hotel room after a three-hour standoff. The man is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder. Authorities have not released his name.
  • Taco Bell Sued Over Meat That's Just 35 Percent Beef(YUMM YUMM make mine a DOUBLE)!

    01/25/2011 10:23:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 167 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 25, 2011 |
    You'll have to pardon the puns, but... Taco Bell might want to change it's "Think Outside the Bun" campaign to "What's Really in That Taco?" after a class-action lawsuit filed against the fast-food giant claimed its taco filler doesn't, um, "meat" federal standards. The suit against the YUM-brands chain also has a "beef" with the company's advertising, charging its claims of using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its food products is false.
  • Law Firms Sue Taco Bell, Ask Court to Determine: Wheres the Beef?

    01/23/2011 9:27:49 AM PST · by socal_parrot · 77 replies · 1+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | 1/21/11 | Martha Neil
    Contending that the purported "seasoned beef" or "seasoned ground beef" in a number of Taco Bell menu items isn't as meaty as it sounds, consumer law firms have filed a federal suit in California this week asking for a court determination on the issue.
  • Teen Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol - Brought to You by Taco Bell

    01/19/2011 6:04:45 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 11 replies
    Parents Television Council Action Alert ^ | January 18, 2011 | Parents Television Council
    Last week, the PTC warned parents that MTVs new show Skins which debuted last night at 10:00 p.m. ET, only 9:00 p.m. in the Central and Mountain time zones was the most dangerous program ever for children. The first episode proves we were right! And this content was paid for by Taco Bell. Here are just two brief examples of the dialogue from last nights episode: Stanley: "It's totally normal for a kid of 16 not to have had sex." Tony: "It's embarrassing, Stan. So we go to a party and get some girl racopiously spliffed up, in...
  • Man Found Dead Inside of Cooler [Spokane Taco Bell]

    01/04/2011 5:46:30 PM PST · by lonevoice · 31 replies
    KHQ ^ | January 4, 2011 | SPD News Release
    Man Found Dead Inside of Cooler at Local Restaurant; Awaiting Autopsy Results
  • $2K mistakenly put in Taco Bell customers bag

    05/12/2010 6:18:37 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 27 replies · 1,153+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | May 12, 2010 | Doug Page
    A young woman in her 20s, driving a silver SUV, got more than burritos when she went through the drive through at the Taco Bell on Brown Street, near the University of Dayton campus and Miami Valley Hospital. Instead of a bag containing her order, she got a bag containing the restaurants morning bank deposit about $2,000. Police were called to the restaurant around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11. An employee said she was working the drive-through window and mistakenly gave the customer the bank deposit. The restaurant manager explained it was store policy to put the bank bag...
  • Plice: Man stole goods from a NJ police headquarters, caught trying to sell them at Taco Bell

    02/16/2010 8:09:22 AM PST · by cajuncow · 14 replies · 337+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-16-10 | Associated Press
    Police in Trenton, New Jersey say a man sneaked into police headquarters and stole a police radio, a computer monitor and a sergeant's attache case. Anthony Williams was arrested Sunday after authorities say he tried to sell the radio to customers at a Taco Bell drive-through.