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Well before the Internet, the quick-serve restaurant industry was challenged by disgusting tales or urban legends of what possibly happens to customer food before it's on the table. Social media has brought evidence of such food-tampering (sometimes done as a prank, for sure) to the fore in recent years, and Taco Bell is the latest brand to suffer from unfortunate pictures on the subject surfacing on Facebook or Twitter.
A photo of a Taco Bell employee in California licking a stack of hard shell tacos was posted by a consumer to the brand's Facebook page last night.