Fans of the TV show, the Boondocks, remember the brilliant restaurant concept of having beds right next to the table, so when the “Itis” hits and you’re ready to knock out after a big meal, you can just take a nap on the spot.
Taco Bell didn’t quite go to that level, but turning the dining room in one of its Canadian locations into an Airbnb for a SteakCation is pretty damn close. It’s official, too, as the Chatham-Kent store is listed on the Airbnb site as an entire home, fitted for up to four guests, with one bedroom and four beds.
The only bummer is that it’s a huge PR stunt, and will only be a one-night stand this Oct. 17, with a winner being announced October 11.
Consistent with Airbnb protocol, you have to write out why you’d like to stay at their Taco Bell in less than 550 characters. Then, I guess they’ll review the answers and pick out a guest to spend the night.
Hopefully this opens doors for restaurants truly doubling as Airbnb spots, though. Sure, it sounds like it’d be super unsanitary, and very unrealistic, but we can dream of a day where we can spend the night at a Jack in the Box, sneak into the kitchen and grill up a burger.
If not that, at least make tableside mattresses a thing. I really want to nap after some good BBQ.