Taco Bell workers appear to smoke inside, as line of cars grows in drive-thru

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Two Taco Bell workers in Asheville were apparently caught on video smoking inside while a long line of cars grew in the drive-thru at the fast food restaurant.

A viewer sent the video, recorded on Saturday, to Channel 9's western North Carolina affiliate WLOS.

The Taco Bell is located on a busy road, Patton Avenue.

"We are disappointed to see that this happened," a Taco Bell spokesperson emailed WLOS. "This is a franchise location and the team members involved no longer work for the franchisee."

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North Carolina has a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants.