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Taco Bell Airlifts A Food Truck By Helicopter Into A Remote Alaskan Village

Taco Bell Airlifts A Food Truck By Helicopter Into A Remote Alaskan Village
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The fast food giant launches Operation Alaska: a special mission to deliver 10,000 tacos into an isolated town.

Alice Chan
  • 12 july 2012

The small town of Bethel, Alaska received a special delivery July 1st consisting of 10,000 Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos. Back in June, local residents staged a prank leading people to believe that Taco Bell would be opening a restaurant. When the chain restaurant found out about the prank, they decided to bring Bethel residents what they’ve been craving. However, the fact that Bethel is accessible only by air or by river complicated plans.

Taco Bell brought in an UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) military helicopter that suspended a Taco Bell food truck on a 50-foot cable. Once the truck landed in the parking lot of the Bethel Cultural Center, 10,000 tacos were made from the included ingredients: 950 pounds of seasoned beef, 500 pounds of sour cream, 300 pounds of tomatoes, 300 pounds of lettuce, 150 pounds of cheddar cheese, and 10,000 Doritos Locos Tacos shells. Watch a video of the whole stunt below.

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