- Category: Local Business
By Tom Eastman
CONWAY — Taco Bell's opening day at its new restaurant in North Conway this week was a phenomenal one for the company, with so many cars waiting for the drive-through Monday that the line of vehicles stretched, bumper to bumper, around the building.
But, according to Assistant Manager Myles Lynch, "Everything went pretty smoothly — it went really well.
"From the time we opened the doors at 11 a.m. yesterday until 12 midnight, it was nonstop cars," he said Tuesday. "Crazy, just crazy busy."
He said Charter Foods, like other Mount Washington Valley restaurants this summer, is still seeking employees.
"We have about 48 people working, a great staff. We could use some more, though," said Lynch, as his young crew took orders for Taco Bell's array of Tex-Mex specialties.
"If people are interested, we ask them to come down and apply or to go to charterfoodscareers.com," he said.
The new store is open daily, with dine-in hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and drive-through hours from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., with lunch starting at 9 a.m. Taco Bell also has a special phone app that lets patrons order in advance, Lynch said.
Construction of the 2,727-square-foot restaurant went quickly, spanning under four months.
By Eric Meltzer
Three a.m. came too soon on a cool summer morning as the normally soothing music of the cellphone alarm faded in. The sun would be up soon, the saving grace of an early riser like myself. While most still slumbered, we had a date with the TSA line at Portland International Jetport.
Air travel, once adventuresome, has been reduced in these security-conscious times to something resembling a chore. Still, it's the quickest way to get to a destination, and in this case, a one-way trip for my wife and me to visit our daughter, Erin, in Florida.