It is our sad duty to inform you that the Madison branch of the Taco Time fast food restaurant chain is about to serve its last batch of Mexi-Fries. CHS received the following tip from neighbor Westley:
I saw a sign on Taco Time. I don’t remember exactly what it said, but I think it either said they are closing or moving. Not quite sure.
Note the panic — Westley was so distraught he was unable to recount even what he had read on the heartbreaking sign.
A quick phone chat with manager Rodney Keith confirmed the worst.
The Madison Taco Time will close its doors on Sunday. Keith says he’s moving on to a new gig. All other questions were referred to company HQ so no word on whether this was a surgical closure or part of a widespread downsizing for the chain.
The departure is also the latest in a long, slow exodus from the Hill for national fast food chains. Hill outlets of Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, and Kentucky Fried Chicken have all closed within the past three years.