The fire that consumed Taco Bell restaurant in Montgomery, Alabama destroyed more than the building. The incident saw around 100 Taco Bell fans in Alabama hold vigil
Fortunately, the fire did not consume anyone although it seemed to leave many Taco Bell fans in mourning. Reports indicate that more than 100 fans gathered on Sunday evening for an actual candlelight vigil.
The Facebook platform was used in organizing the tongue-in-cheek event, by asking fans to “join us in mourning as we stand together in the loss of our beloved taco bell.”
“May we never forget the okay customer service and long wait line for the oh so delightful Baja blasts and 5 dollar quesadilla box,” event organizer Katie James wrote. “Bring your own candles. We are broke.”
The restaurant owners made a statement to WFSA, saying, “Taco Bell Zelda Rd thanks, all of the wonderful customers who are planning a candlelight vigil for the burning of our store. We are overwhelmed by the displays of support.
We are extremely thankful that no one was harmed early Wednesday morning when the store burned and that no firefighters were injured as they battled the flames in single digit temperatures. Unfortunately, because this is still an active investigation site and dangerous conditions exist, the Fire Department has instructed us to keep the site closed and no one is allowed on the premises.”
However, that didn’t calm the diehard Taco Bell fans after they showed up on Sunday in the parking lot of the Arby’s next door, donning Taco Bell merchandise with candles in hand, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.
There was even a live performance by “The Baja Angels.”
"It just gave people something to talk about other than all the negativity that’s going on right now," James, the event organizer, told the Montgomery Advertiser.
Russell Dowis, who is James’ roommate, originally came up with the idea as a joke. However, the mourners need not worry for long. WFSA revealed that the owners announced the restaurant will rebuild and hold a re-opening celebration.