Although almost 2,000 people have “liked” a Facebook page in support of bringing Taco Bell back to Whitesburg, a spokesperson with the fast food chain said there are no plans to build a new location in Whitesburg.
About two weeks ago brush was cleared around the old Sonic building near Pine Mountain Junction and rumors — particularly on social media Internet sites — have been floating around since then that a Taco Bell restaurant is going to be located there.
Attempts to reach Coulter Enterprises in Wichita, Kan., the company that owns the Pizza Hut and Sonic properties, were unsuccessful.
A Taco Bell was located inside the Ermine Double Kwik from April of 1995 until April of 2005.
An e-mail message received Sept. 26 from Taco Bell’s public relations office says the restaurant has no plans now to return to Letcher County.