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rating: +3+x
Item #: SCP-XXXX


An instance of SCP-XXXX-2.

Special Containment Procedures: All locations infected by SCP-XXXX are to be quarantined and associated personnel/civilians are to be amnesticized. Foundation agents are to deny all job applications, walk-ins, or any civilians to enter a location infected with SCP-XXXX.

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 the location is to be destroyed by any means necessary.

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 places 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 recent mutation in SCP-XXXX rendered this strategy unreliable.

By 1990, SCP-XXXX began affecting franchise fast-food locations and chain restaurants, having infected several Spicy Crust Pizzeria and Super Chef Pascale locations1 across North America and Europe. 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.
Los Angeles, California Carl's Jr., fast food chain. July 26th, 1969 First fully-observed SCP-XXXX-1 transformation.
Bismark, North Dakota Unknown, local restaurant January 2nd, 1972 First SCP-XXXX-2 instance found outside the East Coast.
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 proof.
Buffalo, New York Carvel, ice cream parlor. February 23rd, 1973 First successful attempt to halt anomalous activity via legal system. Despite succeeding, the day following the case, the concept of SCP-XXXX-2 became antimemetic to all persons involved, and all paperwork of the case vanished. This effect was repeated following several attempts on different locations.
Toronto, Ontario Tim Horton's, fast food chain. August 13th, 1978 First SCP-XXXX-2 instance found outside of the United States.
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.
Victoria, British Columbia Burger King, fast food chain. September 11th, 1988 First attempt to anomalously halt conversion using SCP-2719. No successful results, restaurant was converted. Additionally, SCP-XXXX became inside.
Hoover, Alabama Walter 'n Co. Auto Repair Shop, automobile repair store. October 10th, 1992 First SCP-XXXX-1 instance entirely unassociated with food.
London, United Kingdom McDonald's, fast food chain. January 8th, 1993 First SCP-XXXX-2 instance found outside of North America.
Delicias, Mexico Burger King, fast food chain. May 1st, 1993 Second attempt to anomalously halt conversion. Moderate success: conversion took twenty-one months to complete.
Irvine, California Unknown, corporation. February 2nd, 1994 Rapid conversion of a corporate building into "Taco Bell HQ." No non-standard anomalies have been detected inside thus far.
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.
Roswell, New Mexico Spicy Crust Pizzaria, Foundation front company. January 19th, 1999 Foundation front company compromised. Store was sold to Burger King chain prior to conversion completion.
Hong Kong, China Kaetsu at Grand Hyatt, Japanese-styled restaurant. February 3rd, 1999 First SCP-XXXX-2 found in Asia.
Munich, Germany Super Chef Pascale, Foundation front company. May 8th, 1999 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.
[REDACTED] Site-44, Foundation Site. August 17th, 1999 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. Use of SCP-2000 was authorized.

Following the activation of SCP-2000, no changes were observed in SCP-XXXX-affected locations. A Broken Masquerade announcement has been distributed among interior Foundation channels and is currently pending global release.

SCP-XXXX-2 is expected to become the only available food source by January 2000.

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