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Old 06-18-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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I know this will draw snickers but we visited Durango for the third time last week on a home relocation scouting mission and have zero complaints but one. Why did Durangans allow Del Taco to fail? They may just be another Taco Bell wannabe to you but we aren't privy to them in Kentucky. It's too late for some of you to attempt to dissuade us from Durango (we all know those of which I speak) so save your words, we're coming, and you can't stop us. You think of us as the Clampett's, and we'll think of Durango as Beverly Hills .
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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Del Taco's OK (better than Taco Bell, I think) but surely there's some good local Mexican fast food in town. I wouldn't call Del Taco a Taco Bell wannabe. They were both started in SoCal in the 60's.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Durango didnt allow del taco to fail,del taco did. even the dimwits know that Durango has to many restaurants and a good mexican meal with table service and a cold beer is a better value. Thats Durango I would never live there but work there alot. Most times it's just in my way when I'm trying to go someplace else, the traffic is horrible and I have never seen so many cars get booted for parking what a mess .open a business that makes no parking signs and you will do well
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I know this will draw snickers.. Durangans.
Referring to the locals that way will probably also draw a few.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Durango, CO
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Easy folks, my post was meant to be playful and nothing more . We only see DTs when we're in the west so we always stop, even though the food is obviously quite similar to Taco Bell. They may be old hat to westerners, but they're unique the further east you go. White Castle is an example in reverse, they are in every town near me, always packed with out-of-towners, and carry a cult-like status. I'm not a fan because I grew up on them, I take them for granted. So back to DT, we attempted to go to two, one in Durango, and another in Colorado Springs, both were boarded up even though the GPS lead us there. We even backtracked 10 miles to the store in CS only to find it closed...grrrrrr.
I would have thought Durangans was correct, CAVA. Are they, and soon to be us, Durangoans? I have to know what to call myself.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I would have thought Durangans was correct, CAVA. Are they, and soon to be us, Durangoans? I have to know what to call myself.
You'll be a Durangoan.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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I think it'd be easier, and more fun, to call them Durangies.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Note also they speak a strange dialect called Duranglish.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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I never went there when they were open but Del Taco was shut down by the state. Failure to pay taxes if I remember correctly. The doors were literally just boarded over one day, no notice at all.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I never went there when they were open but Del Taco was shut down by the state. Failure to pay taxes if I remember correctly. The doors were literally just boarded over one day, no notice at all.
Must have been a franchise as the parent company I'm sure wouldn't have let that happen.
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