Monday, December 11, 2006

Fast Food Nation

The McDonald's and Taco Bell franchises that are closest to my house are located on opposite corners of the same intersection. For reasons that I will probably never know, both restaurants were demolished within a few weeks of each other earlier this fall and are now in the process of being rebuilt from the ground up. Having never dined at either of these restaurants, I can't say what was so wrong with them that they had to be completely torn down and rebuilt.

Taco Bell is an interesting restaurant. I don't think I've eaten there since I was in college and I have no desire to ever eat there again, but I do really enjoy their commercials. I can't think of any other product or service whose advertisements I enjoy as much relative to the product or service being sold.


Alan said...
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Alan said...

A little e coli isn't going to scare me away. I will continue to be a loyal Taco Bell patron. On an unrelated note, I once heard that Taco Bell put a cat food company out of business because they had a corner on grade D beef.

I like the commercials too. From Yo Quiero Taco Bell, to drop the chalupa, to I'm Full! They always seem to re-invent themselves.