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This Mexican Spot Is Selling "Emergency Taco Kits" w/A Side Of Toilet Paper

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This Mexican Spot Is Selling "Emergency Taco Kits" w/A Side Of Toilet Paper

Guerrilla Tacos is taking orders for "Emergency Taco Kits," complete with 5lbs of carne asada, 5lbs of roasted chicken, quarts of red and green salsa, handmade tortillas, rice, beans, onions, cilantro, plus 30 eggs and 4 rolls of toilet paper. 

When quarantine hit, Guerrilla Tacos hit back, brainstorming a way to keep customers fed and safe from panic-buying crowds and shortages - and keep paying their employees' health insurance.

When faced with shutting their doors, dwindling take-out customers, and cold rooms full of food, co-owner Brittney Valles, chef Wes Avila, and their team put their heads together and came up with an ingenious solution to keep themselves and their customers afloat during the quarantine - the "Emergency Taco Kit."

Each kit includes 5lbs of carne asada, 5lbs of roasted chicken, a quart each of red and green salsa, onions, cilantro, and, of course, the staples: tortillas, rice and beans, 30 eggs, and 4 rolls of toilet paper.

Valles decided to add eggs and toilet paper after receiving a call from her mom, who was struggling to find supplies in a crowded Costco, reports CNN

"I was like, 'You can't be around all those people,'" said Valles, worried about her dad, who has pre-existing conditions. Then she thought, "Why don't you get them from us?"

 
 
 
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Our first emergency taco kit pick up followed by a pump of hand sanitizer

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The kits go for $150, and, besides feeding a family for days and making sure you don't run out of toilet paper, they make sure that Guerrilla Tacos can keep paying their employees' health insurance, even if they're not working.

 
 
 
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After the mandated shutdown, the Los Angeles-based taco spot went from 58 employees to a skeleton crew of just 5, but, with orders increasing, the restaurant has started adding shifts.

They definitely aren't making a profit, but that's the not the goal. The goal is to keep paying employees and vendors. 

Valles says, "It's about keeping us healthy and alive."

Help yourself and Guerrilla Tacos out, order your kit at http://www.guerrillatacos.com/etk

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