Conan Tours Taco Bell HQ, Visits the Test Kitchen and Ends Up Convulsing on the Floor
Geege Schuman stashed this in Conan
Taco Bell Headquarters is in Greg's backyard in Irvine, California:
Turns out the head of Conan's IT department, Chris Hayes, is a Taco Bell superfan, eating it at least three times a week. As Conan is a benevolent boss, he decides to make Hayes' dream come true and take him to Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, Calif.
We get an interesting glimpse behind the tortilla curtain, where we see how the magic happens. But more important, comedy ensues as Conan and Hayes rollick through the chalupa palace, interacting with food taste testers, trying new creations in the "Innovation Kitchen" as well as inventing new ones like Conan's Irish-inspired concoction, "The O'Taco."
It's not all flattering to the brand, but it ends up putting the chain in a good light just because it's so entertainingly honest.
Yes, I see the building every day on my way to work. I have friends from UCI that work there too!
Are your friends the inventors or the taste testers? Those both sound like fun jobs!