The World’s First Taco Bell Is Now an Adorable Snow Globe

The one-time Downey landmark was moved to Irvine—and now it can live on your mantle
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Four years after the world’s first Taco Bell was rolled away from its original home in Downey, the fast food giant has released an adorable snow globe showcasing store Numero Uno siting under a big cartoony palm tree and enjoying a “glittering snowfall.”

The original full-sized mission-style birthplace of Taco Bell was moved more than 40 miles to corporate headquarters in Irvine in a slow-motion overnight adventure back in 2015 when the original site on Firestone Boulevard in Downey was cleared for development. The vintage store is still shrink-wrapped in the parking lot, but now you can have this 9” limited-edition home version (also on this snowy white T-shirt) in a “giftable box” for only $30. Display it on your mantle while you dream of Christmas Chalupas under the tree.


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