Madison Acropolis, no more Taco Johns on Regent

During the last week of summer I went on vacation to Montana. When I left, the corner of Regent and Orchard street was inhabited by the all mighty Taco Johns restaurant, which boasted tasty potato ole’s, Taco Tuesdays, (59 cent tacos) and 6 packs and a pound (6 tacos and a pound of potato ole’s). Upon my return from my trip to Montana, the Taco Johns sign was replaced with a new blue sign with the writing, “Acropolis”. This really pissed me off considering I used to go to Taco Johns minimum twice a week, being only 2 blocks from work at the Computer Science department, and 1 block from my new apartment. Check out this thread on the daily page about others concerns about the Acropolis Takeover.

It seems that Acropolis is some sort of Greek fast food chain, however doing a google search, I wasn’t able to find any information on them at all. Acropolis still has all the same workers that used to work at the old Taco Johns, except no more Taco Tuesdays, and instead pricey Gyros. I decided to try it out and see what it was like, and got the original Gyro, and paid a little under $6. What I got was a pita with a bunch of processed lamb meat and a load of onions and some crappy sauce. To say the least, I probably won’t be returning.

Why they turned Taco Johns into an Acropolis I do not know. Considering it lines Regent street which is smack dab in the middle of Southern Campus housing, and drunk students looking for a late night snack would probably prefer a greasy taco, to a greasy Gyro. Now if I want to get my fill of fast food tacos I have to go all the way down to the state street Taco Bell/KFC. Boo you owner of the old Taco Johns/new Acropolis.

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