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The Restaurant Entertainment Network will be installed in all 5,600 Taco Bell's throughout the United States, which will reach about 48 million Taco Bell customers monthly

It's not uncommon to see people typing away on laptops and tablets at establishments like Starbucks. However, it seems odd to think of people heading to a Taco Bell to catch up on some work while satisfying a late-night taco craving. Nevertheless, restaurants and fast food chains are hopping on the free Wi-Fi bandwagon too, and Taco Bell is no exception. 

IndoorDIRECT Inc., which owns The Restaurant Entertainment Network, has struck a deal with Taco Bell to be the first to install an in-store television network and free Wi-Fi for customers. 

"We're delighted to be a national partner for Taco Bell," said Michael Winton, President and Co-Founder of indoorDIRECT. "This agreement grows from the success of indoorDIRECT's pilot program in more than a dozen Taco Bell restaurants… Guests will be able to interact with the network by downloading music seen on our show, receiving opt-in text messages, engaging in social media campaigns and accessing free Wi-Fi."

The Restaurant Entertainment Network will be installed in all 5,600 Taco Bell's throughout the United States, which will reach about 48 million Taco Bell customers monthly. The installation is expected to be completed by 2015, and reports have not noted the duration of the agreement, but did add that it is long term. 

"Our consumers come to us for great tasting tacos and burritos, and now we're enriching their experience with the addition of indoorDIRECT's Restaurant Entertainment Network," said David Ovens, Chief Marketing Officer for Taco Bell.

"As the value leader in quick-service restaurants, The Restaurant Entertainment Network will add even greater value to the Taco Bell experience and feature engaging content such as music, lifestyle, entertainment and sports, and also free Wi-Fi to keep our customers connected with their friends."

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RE: I wonder??
By ClownPuncher on 7/6/2011 3:25:07 PM , Rating: 2
Taco Bell is a Mexican restaurant now?

RE: I wonder??
By MrTeal on 7/6/2011 4:44:18 PM , Rating: 2
In the same way that P.F. Chang's is a Chinese restaurant and Edo is a Japanese restaurant, yes it is.

RE: I wonder??
By kmmatney on 7/6/2011 8:24:31 PM , Rating: 3
Taco Bell is crap.

Taco Bell is not Mexican food. They have tried to open stores in Mexico and they have failed badly. Your analogy doesn't work - I have been to China several times, and I can say that P.F. Chang's is very much like a good restaurant that you'd find in China. You can also get food very much like Edo in Japan. However, you can't get Taco Bell crap in Mexico.

If you want decent Mexican fast food from a chain, you need to check out Taco Bueno or Taco Cabana, both based in Texas.

RE: I wonder??
By Motoman on 7/7/2011 9:59:13 AM , Rating: 1
The thing about your opinion one cares.

TB is an enormous chain...selling, I'm guessing, many millions of tacos every day.

If it was "crap" as you say, reckon they'd sell that much food?

Argue all you want to that it's not "mexican" food - there's really no point in the arguement. At worst it's Americanized mexican food...and while it certainly isn't the same thing as what you get at a "real" mexican restaurant...well, it's fast food. So get over it.

RE: I wonder??
By ClownPuncher on 7/7/2011 12:37:05 PM , Rating: 3
PF Changs is not like real Chinese food. It is also not good.

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