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rating: +3+x
Item #: SCP-XXXX


An instance of SCP-XXXX-1.

Special Containment Procedures: Curative and preventative responses to SCP-XXXX have comprehensively failed. Current Foundation efforts are coordinated towards the observation of infection patterns should an exploitable weakness manifest. Standard procedure for a Broken Masquerade Class Scenarios created by the SCP-XXXX pandemic is to amnesticize and evacuate civilians in the area.

Site-19 Site-55 maintains an electronic log of all SCP-XXXX-1 locations, updating as necessary when an SCP-XXXX-2 is created

Description: SCP-XXXX is an infectious phenomenon targetting architecture inhabited by or otherwise used by humans. Infections typically begin in restaurants, cafeterias, and other dining establishments (hereby referred to as SCP-XXXX-1) before spreading to the location's cash register, which will display messages saying 'Thank you for choosing Taco Bell'. The infected location's menu will expand to include items typical of an SCP-XXXX-2 location such as tacos, burritos, etc. 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's first host was a pizzeria in Downey, California, which lysed1 into an SCP-XXXX-2 instance on 05/03/1963. 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 due to the fact the owners and employees had 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 continued to increase in virulence and host quantity without detection until 1967 whereupon 10 locally-owned restaurants were simultaneously infected, closing down and re-opening as SCP-XXXX-2 instances in a similar time frame


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

Once recognized as an anomalous epidemic, initial curative efforts involved exploiting pre-existing bureaucratic channels to prevent SCP-XXXX’s spread and potentially sterilize already-infected locations. Treatment efforts included, but were not limited to, lawsuits, rigged health inspections and ingredient recalls. None were effective. Competing restaurant chains Qdoba, Chipotle, and Moe's Southwest Grill were funded by Foundation front companies to compete with SCP-XXXX, but this strategy was rendered unreliable due to SCP-XXXX-2's constant mutations in the form of sales and special events.

Below is a table of dates and notable mutations and events regarding SCP-XXXX.

Addendum One — Abridged Log of Notable SCP-XXXX-2 Instances

Location Former Establishment Date Notes
Downey, California Unknown, local pizzeria. March 5th, 1963 First recorded infection of SCP-XXXX.
Downey, California Multiple restaurants. July 13th, 1967 Discovery of SCP-XXXX's infectious properties by the Foundation, all restaurants in Downey, CA were affected.
Austin, Texas Burger King, fast food chain. April 7th, 1972 First active attempt to halt SCP-XXXX-1 propagation.

Containment Attempt: Foundation assets were tactically deployed to the local court system to incite a closure of the instance after the introduction of rats and mold spores through the rooftop ventilation. Despite overwhelming evidence, no closure was made. Further investigation revealed that the local USFDA office employees had repeatedly visited the instance in the past six months.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Chili's/First New Mexico Bank March 4th, 1986 First cross-building manifestation. Three instances manifested next to each other over the course of two months, progressively disintegrated the walls separating each structure until all three hosts had merged into one SCP-XXXX-2 instance
Hoover, Alabama Walter 'n Co. Auto Repair Shop, automobile repair store. October 10th, 1992 First SCP-XXXX-1 instance entirely unassociated with food.
Mexico City, Mexico Applebee's, grill and bar chain. June 4th, 1993 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 were erased. Of note, SCP-XXXX has displayed increased infection rates in the country since this event.
Irvine, California Multiple businesses. February 2nd, 1994 Rapid conversion of a corporate building into an SCP-XXXX-1 instance. Individuals affected by SCP-XXXX at this location claimed to represent Taco Bell at various executive levels, with one individual claiming the title of CEO.

Following this conversion, the Foundation investigated all individuals claiming to be top-level officials of the corporation. 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.

Location Log cont.

Location Former Establishment Date Notes
Three Portlands Rocko's Rockin' Rocky Road, ice cream parlor November 18th, 1998 First instance of SCP-XXXX-1 appearing in an anomalous community.

Containment Attempt: Foundation resources attempted to coerce the FBIUIU to force a closure of instance, which was rejected. Further investigation noted several SCP-XXXX-2 instances located in close proximity to UIU headquarters in Washington D.C. The extent to which SCP-XXXX has affected Groups of Interest is unclear.

Munich, Germany Spicy Crust Pizzeria, Foundation front company. May 8th, 2000 First Foundation front company compromised.

Containment Attempt: Foundation agents deployed to incinerate instance. Despite succeeding, instance was rebuilt over the following six months and resumed operations.

- - July 26th, 2003 Ambrose Restaurants GoI ceases activity. All locations have been transformed to SCP-XXXX-2 instances.
Paris, France - April 1st, 2006 The city of Paris goes dark and is presumed lost.

Containment Attempt: The complete quarantine of the city of Paris was established. Deemed failure after new SCP-XXXX-1 instance discovered 1 kilometer away in the town of Versailles. A BM Broken Masquerade Scenario was declared through inner Foundation channels and a statement was prepared for the media.

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