Taco Bell Closes in West Caldwell
Thinking outside the bun? You'll have to head out of town for your Volcano Taco fix.
The Taco Bell in West Caldwell is no mas.
The Mexican fast-food franchise at 940 Bloomfield Avenue shut its doors over the weekend. Windows are papered, the driveway is blocked by orange cones and all signage has been removed.
On Tuesday afternoon, Betty Sutherland of Roseland was getting her car worked on at Konner Chevrolet, which is located right next door to the shuttered restaurant. Sutherland said she likes Mexican food and had eaten at the Taco Bell. However, she said, it was difficult for her to find selections that meet her low-cholesteral dietary needs.
"There's nothing like making it yourself," Sutherland said.
Joe Garcia has worked at Konner for more than 27 years. Garcia said Tuesday in all the years the restaurant has been there he only went once—and it was for a drink.
Garcia said he just doesn't like Mexican food and prefers to bring his lunch or eat at Lou's Hot Bagels across the road.
Local fans of Taco Bell's Nachos Bellgrande, Volcano Taco, Cheese Roll-Up and Crunchwrap Supreme will have to get their fix at the two nearest locations: the food court at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne or the Little Falls Taco Bell on Route 46.