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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 Noya on 7/6/2011 5:51:36 PM , Rating: 0
How is that BS?

Did you not see the news and articles about the "meat" a while back? It's like 30% beef and the rest was oat fiber and fillers.

Do you have a link that their hamburger is 100% USDA beef (as if USDA beef means anything except pumped full of hormones and anti-biotics).

RE: I wonder??
By Motoman on 7/6/2011 6:12:00 PM , Rating: 1
The "news" you are referring to originated only from the morons that filed the suit - THEY MADE IT UP. They had no basis for their claim, and when they realized they were going to get called on it, they dropped the lawsuit.

This is TB's press release on the issue:

Maybe you should say you're sorry too:

RE: I wonder??
By mindless1 on 7/6/2011 11:49:58 PM , Rating: 3

Do you realize it is retarded to accept the first thing you read as "truth"?

I realize, you must be young, that this is what you were trained to do, soaking up every random BS thing you were fed in school, but when you get older a wiser you will appreciate the idea of pausing and considering whether "written words" are automatically true merely because they are written, or whether in this day and age, any random dumbass has something to say and a means to convey it.

In a sense, the internet has made most people far far dumber than if it never existed, but the worst part is when people so quick to "assume" they know something, start defending their false knowledge because they don't yet understand it was all just a mirage to get them to live like a good lil sheep.

You won't like my post, I know it, but consider this. I don't care. I am offering an alternative view as someone who drank the kool-aid, barfed it up and sought a better way.

If you feel informed by news, that is scarey. News is about sensationalized headlines to draw people in so there is advertising money flowing. It doesn't matter how true or rational it is, it's about money, not sane or logical thought.

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