Crowd mobs Taco Bell opening
Rain fell through the Wednesday afternoon lunch hour, but that didn’t stop hundreds of local chalupa-starved residents from lining up for the grand opening of the new Taco Bell on Route 7 in Rutland Town.
The wait time for cars at the tail end of the drive-thru line was estimated at around 50 minutes at lunch time.
“We knew it was going to be big,” Matt Prouty, Taco Bell operations leader, said. “We expected this and we’re excited to be here.”
Customers anxious to get taco fixes were waiting outside the Taco Bell doors as early as 7 a.m. Wednesday— three hours before the doors were set to open.