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New Taco Bell — could it be the best thing ever?

Photo from WNZR

“This is going to be the best thing ever!!!”

That was my initial thought when they first announced they were building a second Taco Bell in Mount Vernon, only about a mile from the MVNU campus.

But then, I started to actually think about it.

I am a self-proclaimed Taco Bell enthusiast (aren’t we all?). I love Taco Bell so much that I even compare the prices of other purchases (shoes, for instance) to the price of tacos. So, instead of saying something costs $5 or $10, I measure the cost of an item by how many tacos I could’ve bought with that money (5 and 10, if you get plain tacos).

However, I have mixed feelings about this new location.

Sure, it will be great having a Taco Bell that I could potentially walk to (even though I won’t), but I would have much rather seen the appearance of a fast food chain we don’t have.

Mount Vernon already has two Wendys, three McDonald’s, and approximately 25 Subways. What we need is something new.

I really would rather see the addition of a Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Raising Cane’s or any other popular chain we do not have in Knox County. Those are all places I think that both Naz students and the general population of Mount Vernon would frequent.

Even though I don’t think the second Taco Bell is necessary, I, along with most other students, will probably go to the new one more often, since it is more convenient.

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