Taco Bell Airlifts 10,000 Tacos to Jilted Alaskan Town

When it comes to promising someone the delicious cuisine of Taco Bell, you just don’t joke around about it. It’s cruel and heartless. That didn’t stop a prankster from getting an entire town’s hopes up, only to have them crushed as easily as a taco shell. Last month, flyers posted throughout the town of Bethel, […]

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When it comes to promising someone the delicious cuisine of Taco Bell, you just don’t joke around about it. It’s cruel and heartless. That didn’t stop a prankster from getting an entire town’s hopes up, only to have them crushed as easily as a taco shell.


Last month, flyers posted throughout the town of Bethel, Alaska indicated that a Taco Bell (and its current ridiculous marketing ploy, tacos with shells made out of Doritos) would be blessing the tiny town with its presence.

The flyers were incredibly elaborate, even including a fake phone number, fake website, and information on how to apply to work at the new restaurant. Naturally, the people of Bethel were ecstatic, since the closest Taco Bell is 400 miles away and they would now finally have unlimited access to all of the chalupas they had been dreaming about.

Then it came out that the whole thing was a hoax and everybody in town was completely destroyed.


That is, until Taco Bell stepped in to at least give the story a somewhat happy ending. After word of the incident made its way to the Taco Bell corporate office, a plan was hatched to airlift a Taco Bell truck carrying 10,000 Doritos Locos Tacos.

This past Sunday, that plan became a reality and many of the 6,200 residents showed up to stuff their faces full of the “Mexican” fast food.

No word yet on how many of them regretted it the following morning.

Via The Consumerist