More than 6,000 tacos served at Alaska event

Jul 2, 2012, 10:27 PM

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – It was free taco Sunday in Bethel, Alaska, and more than 6,000 of them were gobbled up.

Flyers went up all over town last month saying a Taco Bell was coming to Bethel. The excitement quickly turned to disappointment when it was discovered that was a hoax.

Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed said the company decided to right the wrong. It flew in the fixings for 10,000 made-to-order tacos at the city’s cultural center.

Creed called it a huge success that touched his employees and prompted a congratulatory phone call from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Taco Bell sent enough ingredients for 10,000 tacos. Since only 6,000 were served, the remaining ingredients were flown back to Anchorage for use at restaurants.

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