When Ellsbury stole the second base during Game 2 of the World Series last week, Taco Bell guaranteed every American a free taco between 2 and 5 p.m. yesterday, a dozen students from Salem High School who were only about a mile away, was the first ones to snatch up the free tacos after classes let out.
“We booked it over here,”
Hundreds of others did the same.
“It’s 2 o’clock!” yelled a man waiting in line for the deal to start.
And with that, it was time for free tacos.
A huge line started to build up shortly before 2 p.m. and within an hour, the line snaked out the door all the way around the corner into the parking lot. Even the drive-through line clogged traffic within the Highland Avenue shopping plaza.
“Steal a Base, Steal a Taco”
Inside Taco Bell on the campus of Boston University, Jacoby Ellsbury gave high fives on his way to the counter to order a free taco, the fast-food crew of eight workers had given away 500 free tacos already within the first hour. Fans signed autographs and took photos with Ellsbury. As Ellsbury munched on his taco, women in the restaurant went crazy.
“You’re so beautiful. I love you,” said one of the boldest.
“Will you marry me?”
Jacoby Ellsbury, 24, was accompanied by his girlfriend, Kelsey Hawkins, 23. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch said the company expected to give away millions of tacos.