The Daily Reveille
Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
New Taco Bell opens on Burbank Catherine Threlkeld Staff Writer
Taco Bell opened its newest location Thursday on Burbank Drive next to Mellow Mushroom and Izzo’s Illegal Burrito. The new Taco Bell is the closest branch to the University except for the Taco Bell Express located inside The 459 Commons. “We’re excited to be here, and hopefully the restaurant will be wellreceived,” said Gregory Hamer, owner of B&G Food Enterprises, a family-operated business that controls chain restaurants like Taco Bell. The new restaurant will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. every day, but the times may be adjusted depending on how many diners come, Hamer said. The interior features dining and lounge areas with several outlets for computers. The entire restaurant has free wireless Internet. “I can safely tell you it’s the only restaurant in the United States that looks like this,” Hamer said.
DAVID LYLE / The Daily Reveille
Gregory Hamer, owner of B&G Food Enterprises, cuts the ribbon Thursday to open a new Taco Bell franchise on Burbank Drive. The building was once an Arby’s restaurant.
Hamer said the company has hired 58 people for the new location, and he encouraged students to apply because it will continue hiring. Hamer and several members of his family attended the University, so the new location has a Tiger spirit, he said. Taco Bell also has a partnership with the Athletic Department and has ads in Tiger Stadium. On her ﬁrst day at work,
employee Monique Nelson said the people, management and location are great. She said the new location is ideal for students and the school. Employee Trey Gibson said a campus-adjacent Taco Bell was needed because the one on campus isn’t a full restaurant. Contact Catherine Threlkeld at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday NOVEMBER 12
LSU Day to be celebrated tomorrow Kayla DuBos Contributing Writer
This year represents the 150th anniversary of the University’s founding, and the weekend is packed with events to celebrate the occasion. Family Weekend begins tonight, along with an array of Homecoming events. The Bayou Blackout Step Show begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The University will host LSU Day on Saturday. As part of the University’s sesquicentennial anniversary, students, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors are invited to come together to experience the University and all its beneﬁts, according to the event’s website. The annual Homecoming parade will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. LSU will take on Ole Miss at 6 p.m. for the Homecoming football game. The week kicked off with the
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annual weeklong CANapalooza event. This year, coordinators created a large replica of Tiger Stadium consisting of 21,000 cans. Last year, CANapalooza gathered fewer than 10,000 cans. The Parade Ground was ﬁlled Tuesday with more than 2,000 students beating trashcans ﬁlled with paint to the sound of hip-hop and techno music for the second annual Splatterbeat event. LSU’s Best Dance Crew was held Wednesday, drawing a large, boisterous crowd of an estimated 600 students, according to Amelia Burns, chair for the LSU Student Homecoming Committee. This year’s dance showdown led seven crews to the competition, and Legacy Dancers prevailed with the title. And on Thursday, the Parade
Ground was ﬁlled with students for a pep rally hosted by Billy Cannon, former LSU running back and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner. Members of the Tiger Band, Golden Girls, Tiger Girls and LSU Cheerleaders performed. This year’s Homecoming Court will be presented with gifts from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, which is an ofﬁcial sponsor of Homecoming 2010. Lee Michaels has also donated the new Homecoming crown and scepter for this year’s king and queen. These new additions will replace the old crown and scepter that were created in the 1980s.
Pluckers Wing Bar Mon.: $14.99 All You Can Eat Wings and $3 Pluckers Lemonades Tues.: Kids Eat Free, $3 Mexican Beers and Margaritas Wed: Trivia at 8 pm, $4.50 Mother Plucker Mugs of Bud and Miller Thurs: $15.99 All You Can Eat Wings, $4.50 Mother Plucker Mugs of Bud Light and Miller Lite, $5.50 Patron Margaritas Sun: $3 Pluckers Specialty Shots
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