Honestly, This Isn’t The Grossest Taco Bell Story Ever

Sometimes, we journey beyond Philly to bring you only the smartest, most provocative stories. Like this one:

NBC 10 reports:

An employee licking a gargantuan stack of taco shells: It’s not exactly the image that Taco Bell wants to portray of behind-the-counter hygiene.

But it was a photo of exactly that that prompted an online uproar Monday and a response from the fast food chain after it was posted to Taco Bell’s Facebook page.

The photo was posted by an account registered to “Jj O’Brien Nolan.” The post said the picture was taken in Ridgecrest, Calif., a city of about 27,000 in Kern County, about 150 miles north of Los Angeles.

But you have to get up pretty early morning to gross out a grizzled old reporter such as myself. Because I’ve written worse Taco Bell stories. And no, the Taco Bell people do not appreciate these kinds of stories at all.