Nice surprise during a quick stop at Taco Bell

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Posted on 25th September 2009 by Ben Krasner in Day to Day Goodies


So after dropping off some products at one of our customers’ warehouses and while on my way back to the office I decide to run into the Avon Lake Taco Bell to grab a quick, cheap bite to eat. Maybe for the first time in at least a while, I can say that I’m really glad I did that. I don’t often find too many NICE surprises during a fast food stop, yet that’s exactly what I got today.

After checking out the value menu I noticed the chicken soft tacos – an item I used to get with regularity a long time ago but one I had just about forgotten about – are on the $0.89 portion of the menu. Score! I’ll take two, please. Oh but wait! There’s more…

After paying, I walk to the soft drink fountains to fill my small drink cup. Now, let me tell you, I’m already feeling pretty good about not skipping lunch as i was thinking about doing not even a minute before turning left to head in the direction of the Taco Bell. Little did I know that I was about to stumble upon the real treat of the day. The first fountain to the left of one of the ice dispensers had been changed! I couldn’t tell you what was in that spot before – all I know is it was something I would never get (maybe a flavored ice tea?) – but there was no mistaking what was there for the taking today. Begging my attention was a clean sticker overlay showing that the fountain was going to dispense Pink Lemonade if I chose to push it’s trigger! Without hesitation I filled my cup to the brim (no ice required – takes up space!), slapped the top on it, stuck the straw in it and took down about 2/3 of the cup… … Aaaahhhhhhh! Wow! Pink Lemonade? Where did that come from? I haven’t seen that at any other Taco Bell so I’m hoping it was just this one who made the decision on their own – because that would be impressive.

Now, for those who haven’t seen me take down 6-10 glasses of pink lemonade during a dinner – enough to make servers giggle when we’re out and I have them running back and forth because I’m drinking the stuff so fast – you may not quite get the impact of today’s event. Let me assure you, however, this was a great little surprise that made a major impact on my day. So much so I went out of my way to tell the TB manager, “Hey, great call to whoever made the decision to get pink lemonade out there in the drink choices! Thanks a lot!”. He didn’t confirm who made the call but, whether it was Taco Bell, Pepsi, the owner of the franchise or the restaurant manager… THANK YOU! This made my day a significant amount better.