Taco Bell Employee Shell Licking [Twitter Reacts]

Taco Bell employee

A Taco Bell employee‘s Twitter transgression went predictably viral today, with an image of the Bell worker licking a shell (apparently) posted to the brand’s official Facebook feed.

The Taco Bell employee social media s***storm is an aberration for the brand, one that is a strong social media breakout in its class. Of all the fast food chains, Taco Bell in particular adeptly rules social media, unafraid to engage with Twitter and Facebook users on their level and managing to adequately leverage national brand status balanced with in-joking about all manner of things from late-night Taco Bell love admissions to the munchies.

In short, Taco Bell ruled in their social media space … until the Taco Bell employee drama today. Ugh.

Again, Taco Bell managed to at least demonstrate how quickly they can change hats, launching into corporate damage control mode with a statement reading:

“When we learned of the situation we immediately contacted this restaurant’s leadership and although we believe it is a prank and the food was not served to customers, we are conducting a full scale investigation and will be taking swift action against those involved.”

As far as we know, the hashtag “balla” was not appended.

Twitter reacted to the Taco Bell employee taco shell licking, with some expected negativity recorded:

taco bell employee facebook Others seemed unmoved by the Taco Bell employee’s actions:

So it seems that while the Taco Bell employee’s actions have caused a bit of a social media scandal … can we all really say we can quit Taco Bell?

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time Inquisitr.com writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.

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