Southern California symbol Taco Bell plans to celebrate the full reopening of California after the pandemic with free tacos for customers who show their vaccination cards.
The Irvine-based company announced the free offering on Friday and said it cheered fans who are doing their part to keep California safe from the coronavirus.
“It’s been a tough year and we’re all ready to leave COVID-19 behind,” said CEO Mark King. “We’re excited to do our part and give back to our home state something everyone knows and loves to celebrate those who have chosen to vaccinate.”
On June 15, Taco Bell customers who show a valid vaccination card with at least one dose will receive a free Nacho cheese Doritos Locos Tacos in the participating restaurants throughout the day.
The company has joined Governor Gavin Newsom’s “Vax for the Win” program aimed at younger Californians.
The first Taco Bell was opened in 1962 in the Downey suburb of Los Angeles by restaurant entrepreneur Glen Bell.