Coin shortage solution? Newman Taco Bell offering a free taco to customers who pay with coin rolls

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NEWMAN, Calif. — The Taco Bell in Newman, a small town in the southwestern part of Stanislaus County, has been a long time coming, but their big debut is leaving them a little short on change amid a national coin shortage.

The national coin shortage is pushing the new Taco Bell to find some creative solutions.  The restaurant, which opened earlier this month, is temporarily offering a free taco to anyone who pays for their meal in coin rolls.

“It’s definitely surreal to me,” said General Manager Christopher Beason, referring to the coin shortage. “I was definitely blindsided when I was told by my bank, ‘Sorry, we’re limiting the amount of coin that you’re able to get.”
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