Someone in Alaska has a dark, twisted sense of humor and has played a mean prank on the entire town of Bethel. Residents were stoked to see flyers advertising a new Taco Bell coming to their town of 6,200, but alas, it isn’t meant to be.
Yellow flyers began popping up around town last week, letting everyone know that Taco Bell (and ostensibly, its beloved Doritos Locos tacos) would arrive soon, even listing instructions on how to apply for a job at the chain restaurant.
Since the closest Taco Bell is currently about 400 miles away in Anchorage, townspeople rejoiced over the news, only to find out that the whole thing was a hoax, complete with a fake phone number and web site. No one knows who planned such a cruel trick.
Denali Foods Inc. operates all of Alaska’s Taco Bells, and said there are no plans to open a location in Bethel. Change your plans, Denali Foods! These people deserve all the $0.99 tacos they can eat!
Elaborate hoax convinces some a Taco Bell eatery is on the way [Anchorage Daily News]