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  • The breakfast wars

    06/07/2014 2:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    QSRWeb.com ^ | 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 McDonald’s, including an ad campaign making fun of Ronald the clown. •McDonald’s 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
    Gandalf’s 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 theonering.net, 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 I’ve known...
  • Shadowfax has died

    04/10/2014 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Radagast the Fool · 16 replies
    Shadowfax has died http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2014/04/06/88420-in-memory-of-shadowfax/
  • 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 that’s 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 Bell’s 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 McDonald’s 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 Bell’s 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. McDonald’s (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 restaurant’s 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 it’s 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 can’t afford my shoes or rent’

    07/29/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 119 replies
    [p]MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2013 | Ned Resnikoff
    “We’re 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 Monday’s actions in New York... Similarly, Brooklyn-based McDonald’s 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 there’s another force at work—more 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 Bell’s biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chain’s incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonald’s. “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 Wendy’s, 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 Wendy’s, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM Few things grab the public’s attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendy’s and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval. Roughly 100 Wendy’s 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
    10tv.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | 10tv.com
    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 Bell’s 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 restaurant’s 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 restaurant’s 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 USDA’s 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    In the name of Allah, Most gracious, Most merciful. THEY ENJOIN GOOD AND FORBID EVIL AND RUSH IN EMULATING EACH OTHER IN GOOD DEEDS, THESE ARE THE RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE. AL-QURAN: AL-IMRAN (114)  This is the List of Latest verified Halal Food Products in US Supermarkets. For more and up to date information go to the website official website of MCGhttp:/ / www.muslimconsumergroup.com  Only Halal products are written, other variant of same brands or products may be haram. For further questions or suggestions regarding this list only, please contact on E-Mail:info@halalfoodinfo.com Or visit our website on http:/ / www.halalfoodinfo.com
  • 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 | FoxNews.com
    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: Where’s 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 MTV’s 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 night’s 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 customer’s 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 restaurant’s 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.
  • Glen W. Bell, Jr., Founder of Taco Bell, Passes Away at 86

    01/18/2010 10:53:31 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies · 1,683+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2010
    Glen W. Bell, Jr., 86, founder of the Taco Bell restaurant chain, passed away last evening in his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif... One of the founding fathers of fast food and pioneer of the Mexican Quick Service Restaurant, Glen Bell is best known for founding Taco Bell, the world’s leading and most successful Mexican QSR chain...
  • Political Correctness Replaces Toys in Kid’s Meals

    10/13/2009 10:55:17 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 10 replies · 1,576+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10-13-09 | Bob McCarty
    I find myself especially thankful that all three of my sons are old enough that they no longer require toys with every fast-food meal they order. Why? Because fast-food purveyors are now including politically-correct reading material — as a toy substitute — in their kid’s meal offerings. Case in point: Taco Bell®.
  • Man Arrested After Robbing Taco Bell While Officer Ate Dinner

    09/27/2009 9:54:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,465+ views
    A man accused of trying to rob a local Taco Bell tried to make a run for the border but ended up in jail, according to the Chattanooga Police Department. In an email to the Channel 3 Eyewitness Newsroom, Dustin Bell was "caught in the act" because the Taco Bell he selected to rob was also the place a police officer selected for dinner. Bell is accused of walking into the Highway 58 restaurant, pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding money. He apparently did not see a uniformed Chattanooga police officer eating tacos in a nearby booth. As...
  • New Evidence Cheney Swayed Reaction to Leak (Obama still hunting)

    07/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7-3-09 | R. Jefferey Smith
    A document filed in federal court this week by the Justice Department offers new evidence that former vice president Richard B. Cheney helped steer the Bush administration's public response to the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA and that he was at the center of many related administration deliberations. The administration's discussion of Wilson's link to the CIA was meant to undermine criticism by her husband of administration allegations that Iraq attempted to acquire uranium, a matter that her husband had probed for the CIA, according to testimony presented in a 2007 trial. *snip* He mentioned in...
  • Taco Bell ad star Gidget the Chihuahua dies at 15

    07/23/2009 10:18:18 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 25 replies · 1,020+ views
    toledoblade.com ^ | July 23, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    "YO QUIERO TACO BELL!"
  • Taco Bell ad star Gidget the Chihuahua dies at 15

    07/23/2009 5:16:00 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 16 replies · 620+ views
    Peoplepc Online ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES - Gidget the Chihuahua, the bug-eyed, big-eared star of 1990s Taco Bell commercials who was a diva on and off the screen, has died. She was 15. Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday night at her trainer's home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized, said Karin McElhatton, owner of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, which owned the dog. Although she was hard of hearing, Gidget was otherwise in good health up to the day of her death, eating well and playing with her favorite squeaky toys at the home of trainer Sue Chipperton, McElhatton said....
  • Famous Taco Bell Chihuahua Dead at 15

    07/22/2009 1:40:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,732+ views
    The famous Taco Bell Spokesdog – who charmed audiences with the catchphrase “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” – has died. Gidget, the 15-year-old Chihuaha, suffered a fatal stroke Tuesday night, according to a report from People magazine. The “mostly-retired” canine also appeared in the film “Legally Blonde 2,” starring as Bruiser’s mom. In addition, she appeared in a commercial for the ‘90s edition of Trivial Pursuit. When she wasn’t starring in films and commercials, Gidget enjoyed taking hikes, sunning her fur and sleeping for 23 hours, her trainer Sue Chipperton told People.
  • Taco Bell Dog Dies ( I always thought he was a he..)

    07/22/2009 1:31:55 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 23 replies · 888+ views
    CBS47 NEWS ^ | July 22nd 2009 | Cakid1
    This is totally dumb but... Remember the Chihuahua in all those Taco Bell TV ads? Well, the dog has died at the age of 15. And the dog's name kind-of gives a few things away.
  • Don't assume worst in Taco Bell flap

    07/18/2009 5:03:26 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 28 replies · 1,752+ views
    Not so fast. A group of clergy has jumped to the conclusion that Taco Bell is a big, bad company for firing more than two dozen Hispanic employees in Madison and Sun Prairie. The firings followed discrepancies with the workers' Social Security numbers. "It troubles us on a moral level if hard-working people are being treated with such a lack of respect and dignity," states a June 20 letter from 16 local clergy to Greg Creed, president of Taco Bell Corp. The key word here is "if." Some facts are in dispute, and many others are unknown to the public.
  • 16 Members of Clergy Protest Hispanic Firings at Taco Bell

    07/08/2009 8:28:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,198+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | WED., JUL 8, 2009 | STEVEN VERBURG
    The firing of more than two dozen Hispanic employees from Taco Bell outlets in Madison and Sun Prairie has sparked a protest by 16 local members of the clergy. "It troubles us on a moral level if hard-working people are being treated with such a lack of respect and dignity," states a letter to Greg Creed, president of Taco Bell Corp. of Irvine, Calif. • Government rules for “no-match” employees • MarketWatch page on Yum! Brands Inc. • Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice • Workers Rights Center A company spokesman denied wrongdoing. "The federal government notified us that the Social...
  • Family wins $40,000 over food tainted with urine

    07/15/2008 9:27:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 442+ views
    Family wins $40,000 over food tainted with urine by North Platte Bulletin Staff - 7/14/2008 A police officer from Sidney and his family won $40,000 from a restaurant that served them food tainted with an employee’s spit and urine. Officer Keith Andrew and his wife said in the lawsuit that a Taco Bell employee urinated and spit in food served to them and their children in October 2005. The owner of the restaurant is North Platte’s Mid-Plains Food and Lodging, owner of a KFC and Taco Bell here too. The jury sided with the Andrews July 11. In the lawsuit,...
  • George Soros pours $2.5 million into new advocacy group (to win White House, Congress)

    02/06/2008 7:47:55 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 156+ views
    LA Times blog ^ | Andrew Malcolm
    Here comes Big George again. Billionaire George Soros is weighing in heavily with more cash, delivering $2.5 million to a new political organization called Fund for America. According to a year-end campaign report filed with the Internal Revenue Service and uncovered by The Times' Dan Morain, Fund for America was organized by Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta and Anna Burger of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU matched Soros with another $2.5 million, too. Other major donors include investor Donald Sussman, who has given $1 million and AKT Development of...
  • Taco Bell's fare baffles Mexicans

    10/10/2007 10:25:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 172 replies · 3,298+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/10/07 | MARK STEVENSON
    It sounds like a fast-food grudge match: Taco Bell is taking on the homeland of its namesake by reopening for the first time in 15 years in Mexico. Defenders of Mexican culture see the chain's re-entry as a crowning insult to a society already overrun by U.S. chains from Starbucks and Subway to KFC. "It's like bringing ice to the Arctic," complained pop-culture historian Carlos Monsiváis. The company's branding strategy — "Taco Bell is something else" — is an attempt to distance itself from any comparison to Mexico's beloved taquerias, which sell traditional corn tortillas stuffed with an endless variety...
  • Many awakenings (Ron Paul is as surprised as anyone at the near messianic zeal he inspires)

    09/30/2007 5:39:19 AM PDT · by jmeagan · 137 replies · 210+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | September 30, 2007 | By SARAH LIEBOWITZ
    Ron Paul doesn't understand his own success. He didn't know his calls for an end to the Federal Reserve and the Department of Education would draw cheers, that his anti-income tax, anti-foreign intervention and libertarian message would resonate. He was reluctant to run for the Republican presidential nomination, he said yesterday: He was convinced it would take another "generation for education" before his message - rooted in Paul's reading of the Constitution - gained traction. "I have been just dumbfounded about what's happening," Paul said yesterday in Manchester's Veteran's Park, where roughly 500 supporters gathered for a glimpse of the...
  • Ron Paul Supporters Denounce Melanie Morgan for Column

    09/28/2007 10:47:20 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 326 replies · 424+ views
    Digg/WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/28/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    Ron Paul supporters are raising a ruckus because WorldNetDaily columnist Melanie Morgan wrote not-nice words about Paul's presidential campaign. Here's the Digg thread where the Ron Paul supporters are flipping out: HERE'S THE DIGG PAGE WITH THE COMMENTS FROM THE RON PAUL CROWD And here's the excerpt from Melanie's column at WorldNetDaily. You can read her full column - HERE. ________________________________________ RON PAUL: Poor Ron Paul – it's tough to be the candidate of the conspiracy crowd and maintain any shred of credibility. This week, Paul had to denounce his own supporters who mobbed Rudy Giuliani on a Michigan ferry...
  • Paul's their all

    09/27/2007 11:13:55 AM PDT · by jmeagan · 330 replies · 243+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2007 | By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff
    CHICAGO - Late on a balmy Friday night in Wicker Park, a gentrifying neighborhood just northwest of the Loop, a small tribe of 20-somethings gathers outside a corner bar. Their leader, a petite, energetic 25-year-old named Meghann Walker, hands out leaflets to people heading inside. "Do you guys know Ron Paul is going to be in town tomorrow?" Walker asks a short-haired young woman in jeans and flip-flops. "There'll be a lot of good people there, that's for sure."
  • Why are Ron Paul Detractors so Frightened? (American Chronicle)

    09/26/2007 11:45:25 AM PDT · by traviskicks · 236 replies · 439+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 9/26/07 | Szandor Blestman
    The other day I was driving past a very busy Intersection in my neck of the woods and I noticed a Ron Paul Revolution sign had gone up. There were a couple more on the toll way that some farmer had put up. These were put there on private property by people that most likely were not paid to do so. That’s the way Ron Paul supporters are. They don’t have to be asked to do something for their candidate. They don’t have to be told to go out and campaign. They simply do what they can, or what they...
  • Calif Farm Sues Taco Bell For Libel Over E. Coli Links

    03/23/2007 5:18:29 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 281+ views
    CattleNetwork_Today ^ | 3/23/2007 7:02:00 AM
    The Southern California farm that grew the green onions that were first linked to and then cleared in last year’s E. coli outbreak has filed a libel lawsuit against Taco Bell Corp. Boskovich Farms, Inc. filed the lawsuit last week in Orange County Superior Court, alleging the Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) unit continued to link its green onions to the December outbreak that sickened more than 70 people in the Northeast despite knowing the produce was not contaminated. “Taco Bell engaged in an irresponsible and intentional crusade to save its own brand at the expense of an innocent supplier,“ Thomas...