New taco stand opens in Garrett

Josh Buckman

arrett food court has traded in seaweed and raw fish for a taste south of the border.

Taco’s, a Mexican restaurant, opened yesterday to replace Sushi Work’s in the Garrett food court, which closed because it wasn’t profitable, Auxiliary Services Director Rob Chrisler said.

The new food stand features a menu similar to Taco Bell’s, Chrisler said. Menu items include taco salads, nachos and Mexican rice. Customers can also purchase combo meals.

Prices range from $2.49 to $4.69 for meals and 55 cents to 99 cents for one of the seven side orders.

Chrisler said that while Taco’s is not a national chain, it is similar to other restaurants that Western’s food service provider, Aramark, operates on other campuses.

Long lines of students who waited yesterday to try out the new restaurant had mixed reactions.

“I have a bitter opinion on it,” Bowling Green sophomore Sophy Hem said. “I waited 30 minutes for a soft shell taco. Then I found out they didn’t have the shell so I had to get a burrito. I want sushi back.”

Hem did admit that because it was the restaurant’s first day of operation, she would give Taco’s a second chance.

Others seemed to have a more positive opinion of the new restaurant.

“I liked it,” Brandenburg freshman Katie Powell said. “But it needed more cheese,” she said of her beef burrito.

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