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Kimmy’s Korner Grocery, on the corner of Mainstrasse and 9th Street in Covington, KY,  is dropping the price of its Walking Tacos from $2.35 to $2.00 effectively immediately. The news has come as a great relief to many Covington citizens who rely on the sustenance provided from the Walking Taco’s combination of Fritos, ground beef, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes and your choice of olives, guacamole or salsa.

“I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t feed my babies these Walkin’ Tacos everyday. With the price of groceries how they is it’s  near impossible to feed them enough red meat to keep them growin’,” said Covington native and mother of six Marybeth Pichette.  “With this 35 cent savings maybe now I can afford to get a cut and color to attract myself a new suitor.”

Walking Tacos, as well as running water, has been the cornerstone of Kimmy’s Korner’s business model since the Reagan administration. For the city’s residents the secret recipe’s legend is larger than life.

“I got a cousin that lives down in Tennessee that told me all about this ‘Walking Frito Pie’ he had at the World’s Fair in Knoxville in 1982. He told me about how it had all the fixins and how it was delicious and how I should sell it,” recalls store owner Kimmy Klump. “I said, ‘now Donald that does sound delicious and convenient, seeing how all the fixins are in that bag,’ I told him…but that name is just ignorant. So I thought of Walking Taco because it tasted like a taco.”

“Plus thinkin’ of a taco walkin’ down the street always gets me chucklin’. Those skinny little arms and legs, that taco’s such a character,” added Klump.

However, not everyone has fallen in love with the price drop of what they call “The New Walking Taco.”

The New Walking Taco, Covington's Finest

“I was excited as the next guy that Kimmy dropped the price on those Walking Tacos but I bought one today and, boy, it didn’t taste right. The meat had a strange smell about it and I damn near broke my tooth on a pebble hidden in there,” said enraged construction worker Eli Strang. “I’ve been getting Walking Tacos on my lunch break since, damn I can’t remember when, but I won’t be buyin’ another until she refunds my money.”

“She’ll be hearing from my attorney real soon,” added Strang.

When asked about the customer complaints Klump didn’t seem too worried. “People are always worried about change around here but they’ll come around. My Walking Tacos are too nutritious and too delicious to pass up,” she said.

“Anyway you got to make sacrifices to save 35 cents. I wouldn’t have been able to drop the price if my cousin hadn’t flipped his cattle trailer off U.S. 60 down in Bath County,” said Klump. “I was able to get a bunch of beef for pennies on the dollar. It even came pre-ground this time.”

“I told my customers to look out for particulates and whatnot in the bags. The disclaimer’s right there at the bottom of the KOOL sign, just as clear as day,” said Klump. “They’s just bein’ simple.”

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