Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Inject every centenarian Taco Bell birthday party story directly into our veins

Illustration for article titled Inject every centenarian Taco Bell birthday party story directly into our veinsem/em
Photo: Ocskaymark (iStock / Taco Bell)

This is not the first time we’ve run a story about a senior celebrating a birthday at Taco Bell, and god willing, it will not be the last. We love ‘em. Can’t resist ‘em. Give us all your wonderful stories about centenarians getting tables all decorated for them at their favorite fast food chain, we will read and love and write about every single goddamned one.

Advertisement

Myrtis Jewel Painter—amazing name—chose to celebrate having lived más for 106 years by visiting her local Bell in Phoenix, Arizona.

Advertisement

On arriving, she was greeted by friends, family, applause, and gifts. Employees also decorated a section of the restaurant, just for her.

According to AZ Family, franchise owner Greg Gladden has seen Painter regularly visit his location for the last eight years. As a regular, she clearly deserves some special treatment:

“At 106? And they want to come to Taco Bell? And hang out with me?“ joked Gladden. “It’s just amazing.”

Just look at this video, for crying out loud. It is so nice!

Advertisement

Per AZ Family, Painter celebrated with a taco and an enchilada. For her 107th birthday, maybe one of her many friends and family members will spring for a party pack, or for a PARTY by Taco Bell?

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

andtrollingishalfthebattle
AndTrollingIsHalfTheBattle

So it turns out Taco Bell won’t kill you if you eat it but make you live to over 100? Or is this lady just a mutant?

Discuss.