Monday, July 04, 2011

Taco Bell In The ’80s

I am sharing with you this Flickr set that was posted on Buzzfeed today. A former Taco Bell worker who used to work in Kansas City Taco Bell has shared his photos of what it was like to work there in the 80s. Taco Bells have changed dramatically since then, and definitely not for the better. Check out the Spanish tile counters and wood grain Formica paneling, sweet!



The stores had Spanish tile on the front of the counters, and lots of wood accents. The Salsa Bar was in full swing. Those didn't last long, as they lost a ton of money.


Original production line.


Uniforms.


Cleaning the production line, after closing.


























Boss, Tony, at the tomato dicer. Tony's folks were from Ecuador, and he was a first-generation American. He put store #1235 on the map, by hiring and retaining good young people, even as the store's volume shot up to nearly unmanageable levels.
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