106-Year-Old Spends Birthday At Taco Bell

A woman from Arizona spent her surprise birthday party at her own personal heaven. Taco Bell.
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Myrtis Jewel Painter celebrated her 106th birthday at a Taco Bell in Phoenix, where she has been a regular customer for eight years. She was treated to the surprise party with family and friends.

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Painter was born in east Texas in 1912, but has lived in Phoenix since 1932.

Taco Bell employees decorated the restaurant with balloons, streamers, and a cake, to honor the regular.

Gleg Gladden, who owns the Taco Bell franchise, said he wanted to celebrate Painter, who had been going to the Phoenix location since she was 97.

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"At 106? And they want to come to Taco Bell? And hang out with me?" Gladden said. "It's just amazing."

Painter’s birthday meal was a taco and an enchilada.

"I think Taco Bell is a good place to come to, I really do," Painter said.

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This lovely woman isn’t the only fast food regular to receive benefits from their favorite chains.

A man in Florida, Stephen Bellissimo, celebrated his 100th birthday at his local Chick-fil-a eatery in September, where he has been a regular at the location for 20 years. He was awarded free food for the rest of his life by restaurant officials. Bellissimo said he plans to visit the Chick-fil-a every day to take advantage of his free meals.