Before they both joined their respective casts in their respective cities, these Real Housewives got their start at a popular Mexican fast-food joint: Taco Bell. While you probably didn't see it coming, both The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey and The Real Housewives of Potomac's Karen Huger worked at Taco Bell earlier in their careers. The two bonded over their shared job experience on a recent installment of Housewife to Housewife, discovering that they both worked at the chain for about a year.
"It was my hustle; let me tell you about that, because I'm proud of that," Karen said. "Because I was married before and I was starting my first company and my son was 1-year-old so I was doing that at night, mommy during the day, and executive secretary also, trying to get the business off the ground... 'No' was not an option for me and that was a means to an end, and I made it happen."
The RHOP 'Wife only has love for the chain nowadays: "Thank you Taco Bell; I love you. Look at me now."
Cynthia similarly has fond memories of Taco Bell: "It was my first job and when I tell you, I was like you, I had such a sense of pride, I walked in there, like, OK, I'm going to take this business and work; my Taco Bell was one of the best ones," she said. "I was a manager in three or four months... I actually kind of hated to quit when I had to move on but at that time, some other doors had opened and I had to go on. But when I pass by a Taco Bell to this day, honey, I still am like, honey, I was here."
The 'Wives reveal which one of their men didn't even know what Taco Bell was and they each share their favorite orders, in the video above. And it looks like Taco Bell isn't completely off their radar — Cynthia proposes the idea of opening a franchise and Karen is all ears.
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