Is it time to head back to Taco Bell?

Forget about the Fourth Meal. Taco Bell just wants you to visit for any meal at all. The chain has reopened almost all of the 90 restaurants in the Northeast that were initially cited as the source for an E. coli outbreak that has sickened dozens of people. Taco Bell president Greg Creed has also placed open-letter ads in various newspapers, trying to assure the public that the chain’s food is safe—even as the cause of the outbreak remains a mystery. If you get a hankering for a Grilled Stuft Burrito, by all means knock yourself out. But I’m going to think outside the Yum! just a bit longer in the hope that someone figures this thing out. I’d hate to become confirmed case No. 68.

—Posted by Steve McClellan