The Worst Restaurant Bathroom In America?

I know this sounds a little weird, but bear with me. Today I was in a new part of SF and decided to stop by Taco Bell to grab myself come tasty fresco style chicken soft tacos and a dewski. I was also hoping that I would be able to use their bathroom while I was there, too . Kill two birds with one stone, you know?

It was a small dining area and I didn’t see any bathroom inside so I asked the nice woman taking my order where the closest one was. She told me that they have one but it’s outside and she’ll buzz me into it once I’m out there. Interesting, I thought but I rolled with it and went outside and waited by the gate.  She buzzed me in a few seconds later and what I saw next was so mind blowing I had to go back for a second time and shoot some video of it.

I’ll warn you, there’s a quick shot of the toilet that’s nearly overflowing, but what got me was the sheer amount of graffiti that was on every wall, including the ceiling. When I went in again to shoot this video there was a guy walking out with his younger son and in broken English he said, “Not good bathroom. Really not good for kids.” as he shook his head and walked out of the gate.

I’ve seen a lot of bad bathrooms in my day but for some reason this one stuck with me, almost to the point to where I had to appreciate it like a work of art. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a bathroom look that bad and for some weird reason I felt like sharing it. Also, the fact that it’s part of a Taco Bell/KFC restaurant and not just some abandoned, run down public bathroom at a park, beach or truck stop that has tons of foot traffic takes this gated bathroom to a whole new level.

I guess you never know what you’re going to get from me in this blog. One day I’m helping the homeless and the next I’m showing you videos of disgusting bathrooms. Welcome to a small snapshot of my brain.


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  1. Eh, that’s standard for bathrooms in the Village and Lower East Side of New York. The amount of graffiti in the bathrooms is a point of pride and is regarded as art/design/free expression. Even if they are covered in graffiti and smell of disinfectant and the grime is built up in the corners, they take a degree of pride in their “cleanliness”, believe it or not!

    Hey, as long as there’e toilet paper….

    *Note-I did *not* view the video to see the overflowing bowl!

  2. Not Bad

    Not bad at all. Looks average for the SF Bay Area.

  3. foodandart

    If it IS a Taco Bell/KFC, send a link of this to corporate. Even though the individual shops may be franchised, they still have to meet a minimum level of cleanliness – of which this obviously is not – or they lose affiliation.

    There’s NO excuse for that at all.

  4. Wow… btw, good to see you using your video and commentary talents again. Don’t forget to pursue that somehow dude.

    • Hup

      Ummm, are you sure you want that? 🙂

  5. jwhite

    I’ve seen worse, you should see the Taco Bell in Gary Indiana

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