The closest Taco Bell is about 400 miles away from the town of Bethel, according to Eater
. The people of Bethel, population 6,080, started to see the fliers appearing around town and there was also a website and phone number listed on the fliers.
According to the Consumerist
, the fliers even had instructions on how to go about applying for a job at the restaurant.
According to FoodBeast
, KYUK, a local radio station, broke the news to the people of Bethel. They said that the town of Bethel was going to get a Taco Bell and that the residents there would be be munching on Grande Nachos or Cheesy Gordita Crunches.
As of now no one knows who was behind the prank. KYUK informed listeners that they can still head over to Anchorage to go to Taco Bell but they may need to fly in order to get there.