Lyft Announces Deal With Taco Bell But Drivers Do Not Want That Shit in Their Cars
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Lyft has partnered with Taco Bell to debut a new feature that allows passengers to tack on a trip to the pseudo-Mexican fast food restaurant. The "Taco Mode" option is clearly an effort to woo late-night riders with the munchies, but some Lyft drivers are unsurprisingly disgusted by the thought of sloppy drunks defiling their backseats with nacho cheese and mystery beef.

A redditor shared the announcement on r/uberdrivers in the post: " Every once in a while I think maybe Lyft does think about the drivers a little better than Uber. Then they pull shit like this. " The subreddit is a popular forum for drivers who use Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing apps. Usually the commenters complain about passengers damaging their car with bodily fluids , and air grievances about the ways that Uber treats its drivers. But today, on the day Uber began announcing new driver benefits as a part of its 180-day apology tour , Lyft gave drivers a reason to get pissed at the company usually hailed as being less shitty than Uber.

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Here are some noteworthy criticisms that commenters posted about Taco Mode:

Lyft's head of marketing Melissa Waters told the New York Times that drivers will have the chance to opt in to Taco Mode. The company is pilot-testing the program from July 27 to 29 and August 3 to 6, in and around Newport Beach, California. Lyft plans to introduce the service in other cities over the next few months, and then expand it nationally in 2018.

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According to the announcement, Taco Mode riders will get a free Doritos Locos Taco-a crunchy, messy treat that you should never eat in a car unless you truly hate the owner.

[ Lyft Blog , New York Times ]