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Taco Bell announces return of Nacho Fries by giving them away willy-nilly

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First, the big news: Taco Bell is bringing back Nacho Fries once again, beginning January 24. Their return will be for a limited time only—McRib-style, you might call it—but lovers of seasoned potatoes and cheese dip can rejoice in their resurrection, however temporary.

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But not everyone will have to wait for the 24th. Tomorrow—“Fryday,” as the person who wrote the press release and should definitely come write headlines for The Takeout put it—14 locations across the U.S. will give Nacho Fries away to random customers, just because they freakin’ feel like it, like benevolent overlords, like merciful deities, like a guy who owns a pretty creepy candy factory that’s a legitimately hazardous workplace but who also has some nice top hats and is played by Gene Wilder. (It’s Willy Wonka. I’m talking about Willy Wonka.)

The bestowing of golden Nacho Fries will happen only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow (January 18) and only while supplies last. A list of participating locations can be found below.

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Actual footage of someone being handed a packet of Nacho Fries at random:

The locations are:

  • 2222 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA
  • 2404 North Washington Avenue, Dallas, TX
  • 4248 Dale Blvd, Dale City, VA
  • 303 West Imperial Highway, Brea, CA
  • 1100 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
  • 4300 Highway 360, Fort Worth, TX
  • 4101 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA
  • 500 8th Ave, New York, NY
  • 840 8th Ave, New York, NY
  • 224 7th Ave, New York, NY
  • 4030 Belden Village St, NW, CantonOH
  • 5772 Hollister St., Houston, TX
  • 3350 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
  • 1037 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Actual footage of someone realizing they are not located near any of these particular Bells:

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!

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Jim is one of KFCs secret ingredients

I really don’t get why they’re not ready to just make these a standard item yet.