Oakland Taco Bells Switch To Drive Thru Only Due To Crime

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Oakland Taco Bell locations close dining rooms due to safety concerns

Taco Bell locations in Oakland have ceased indoor dining indefinitely, switching to drive-through service only.

As first reported by the Daily Mail, signs posted in the windows of Taco Bell restaurants in Oakland, including the location at West Grand and Telegraph avenues, notified customers of the dining room closure.

The decision to halt dine-in operations reportedly stems from repeated robberies at some of the locations and safety concerns.

In a statement to KTVU, a spokesperson for Taco Bell indicated that the franchise owner and operator chose to shutter the dining rooms.

“Providing a safe environment for team members and customers is the priority at Taco Bell restaurants,” the statement read. “The franchise owner and operator has informed us that they are consistently evaluating and working to ensure a safe environment by implementing procedures, such as closing dining rooms, and hiring security guards, and they have taken extra measures to meet with local law enforcement”.

The locations, for which there are 4 across Oakland (a 5th has different ownership and is a combo with KFC), will also no longer take cash. Some close at 3am and others at 2am. I can see them scaling back the hours soon, as well. If they don’t just close after the window folks getting guns stuck in their faces, even though they have no cash. There are a bunch in San Francisco, you can almost expect them to follow the lead. And the other fast food joints in Oakland will be watching intently and possibly changing their stores to drive-thru only.

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5 Responses to “Oakland Taco Bells Switch To Drive Thru Only Due To Crime”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    In my area, a few fast food places closed their indoor dining because of labor shortages. No one wants to work for what they can pay. Two out of three McDonald’s closed for good. hardly any crime at all in this area.

  2. unklc says:

    Nearby, in ‘greater’ Houston, several ‘nicer’ restaurants have gone cashless due to crime and democrats. Don’t go to that area, so don’t have any information on the fast food situation. I do hold some Yum equity and hope to see them remain profitable and this sounds like the last gasp at keeping these locations open, unlike Chicago where several KFC franchises were recently shuttered due to crime.
    Are ‘Fast Food Deserts’ on the horizon?

  3. Brother John says:

    Yaaay, diversity!

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