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Taco Bell Closes in West Caldwell

Thinking outside the bun? You'll have to head out of town for your Volcano Taco fix.

The  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 , 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  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  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 or the Little Falls Taco Bell on Route 46. 

anthony j. popola July 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM
i agree...maybe they prefer the diarrehea that is served at Chipotle...
gregory l. mitchell July 18, 2012 at 09:19 PM
That is always too bad when we hear of any firm closing-what is the first thing that happens-some poor souls are now out of work!! O.K. a $5.00/hr.job,big deal-well it is for some persons the difference between sinking or swimming.How many people can remember "Arthur Treacher's" at that same location backin the '60's?Let's just hope those forced out will land some work soon.Respectfully,G.L.Mitchell W.C.
HurryCaneJH August 02, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Definitely another pizzeria. Preferably with the names 'Anthony', 'Frank', or a combination of the both. Anyone else notice how almost every pizzeria in this area has these name? 1) Frank Anthony's 2) Franco's 3) Frank's 4) Anthony Francos Am i leaving any out?
Christian September 04, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I worked there for one year in 2010, a couple of my friends that i had made while working there had there job for a consecutive 8 years. But it is okay most of the people i knew that worked there had two jobs.
Billy K October 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I have only lived here a few years but I honestly felt the staff was above average exceptional at this TB and the quality to be a bit better then a few other TB's I have went to, not that it can differ that much but it seemed to.

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