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Item #: SCP-XXXX


An instance of SCP-XXXX-2.

Special Containment Procedures: There is currently no known method of preventing the spread of SCP-XXXX. Foundation efforts are to focus on observing affected locations and discern patterns in its spread in order to develop countermeasures.

In the event SCP-XXXX infection becomes so widespread it constitutes a localized SK(S)-Class Scenario for a major population center, all civilians are to be evacuated and amnestics dispersed immediately.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an infectious phenomenon affecting architecture inhabited by or otherwise used by humans. Manifestations typically begin in restaurants, cafeterias, and other dining establishments (hereby referred to as SCP-XXXX-1) within a building. The affected location's menu will expand to include items typical of an SCP-XXXX-2 location. Over the course of eight to thirteen months, the SCP-XXXX-1 location will undergo an autonomous structural reorganization to become similar in appearance to a standard SCP-XXXX-2 location.

SCP-XXXX-2 is the concept of the fast-food restaurant chain "Taco Bell".

History: SCP-XXXX was first discovered on 05/03/1963 in Downey, California, following the conversion of a pizzeria into SCP-XXXX-2. As the incident was originally believed to be a single unexplained event taking place over months, no amnestics were administered. The restaurant was allowed to re-open, as the owners and employees had inexplicably lost all memory of the previous restaurant's existence and regarded SCP-XXXX-2 as being open since the beginning of the year.

SCP-XXXX-2 instances continued to appear throughout California and the western United States without being discovered by the Foundation until 1967, when 100 instances of SCP-XXXX-2 were discovered in the wild following an investigation of the sudden closure of locally-owned restaurants.


An instance of SCP-XXXX-1, formerly a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, or 'KFC'.

Foundation efforts into stopping the spread of SCP-XXXX originally focused on bureaucratically halting the anomaly from further operating (e.g. lawsuits, rigged health inspections, etc.), but these tactics proved to be ineffective. Competing restaurants Qdoba, Chipotle, and Moe's Southwest Grill were funded by Foundation front companies to compete with SCP-XXXX, but a mutation in SCP-XXXX rendered this strategy unreliable. Below is a table of dates and notable mutations in SCP-XXXX.

Addendum One — Abridged Log of Notable SCP-XXXX Instances.

Location Former Establishment Date Notes
Downey, California Unknown, local pizzeria. March 5th, 1963 First recorded infection of SCP-XXXX.
Edmonds, Washington The Rabid Liver, local bar. July 13th, 1967 Discovery of SCP-XXXX's infectious properties by the Foundation.
Austin, Texas Burger King, fast food chain. April 7th, 1972 First attempt to halt anomalous activity via legal system. Attempts failed due to lack of sufficient evidence of malpractice, despite Foundation-planted evidence.
New York, New York St. John's Elementary School, elementary school. December 18th, 1981 First SCP-XXXX-1 instance not predominantly associated with food. Primary infection vector was the school's cafeteria.
Guadalajara, Mexico Chili's, fast food chain. March 4th, 1986 First cross-building manifestation. Three instances manifested next to each other over the course of two months, and over time changed the layout of the structure to be one building.
Hoover, Alabama Walter 'n Co. Auto Repair Shop, automobile repair store. October 10th, 1992 First SCP-XXXX-1 instance entirely unassociated with food.
Irvine, California Multiple corporations. February 2nd, 1994 Rapid conversion of a corporate building into an SCP-XXXX-2 instance. Individuals affected by SCP-XXXX at this location claimed to represent Taco Bell on at various executive levels, with one individual claiming the title of CEO.

Following this SCP-XXXX manifestation, an investigation into the individuals claiming to be top-level officials of the corporation was executed. All affected subjects were former employees of the various companies renting office space in the building, with little to no suspected anomalous activity or prior involvement with SCP-XXXX being noted.

The self-proclaimed CEO of SCP-XXXX, one 'Glen Bell', did not indicate any anomalous properties and is a former Bell South employee. A cover story indicating that SCP-XXXX was first created and franchised by Mr. Bell was disseminated to the public. Further investigation into this particular SCP-XXXX-2 instance indicated all proper permits necessary to conduct business and construct buildings, denoting all current SCP-XXXX-2 locations.

Location Log cont.

Location Former Establishment Date Notes
Edison, New Jersey Happy Oaks Apartments June 29th, 1996 First spontaneous appearance of an SCP-XXXX-2 instance. All tenants reported being employees of SCP-XXXX-2 following conversion.
Mexico City, Mexico Applebee's, grill and bar chain. June 4th, 1998 The Mexican government incidentally became aware of SCP-XXXX, and attempted to force closure of the chain. This invariably caused all officials within the government to be unable to perceive SCP-XXXX; in addition, all documents of SCP-XXXX existing in Mexico have been erased. Of note, SCP-XXXX has displayed increased infection rates in the country since this event.
Munich, Germany Super Chef Pascale, Foundation front company. May 8th, 2000 Foundation front company compromised. The warehouse could not be sold, building was abandoned. Of note: conversion time was rapidly accelerated in comparison to previously recorded averages.
- - July 26th, 2003 Ambrose Restaurants GoI ceases activity. All locations have been transformed to SCP-XXXX-2 instances.
Hialeah, Florida - December 26th, 2003 All structures and edifices in the city are found to be affected by SCP-XXXX. Instances appear to be restructuring in order to merge all locations into a single instance of SCP-XXXX-2.
[REDACTED] Site-44, Foundation Site. August 17th, 2008 Site-44 underwent conversion over the course of four months, at which point all remaining D-Class personnel on-site became convinced they were employees of SCP-XXXX-2. Surveillance camera feed cut out shortly thereafter.
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