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Chipotle, Taco Bell & More Use Taylor Swift Lyrics to Poke Fun at Travis Kelce’s Resurfaced Tweets

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Fans have been having a field day with Travis Kelce’s X page, digging up dozens of decade-old tweets amid his romance with Taylor Swift — and brands such as Chipotle, Taco Bell and Olive Garden are throwing their own jokes into the ring.

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Kelce’s hilarious and often misspelled tweets date back to the late 2000s, when the Kansas City Chiefs tight end was still an early twenties college student at the University of Cincinnati. In one from 2011, for example, he wrote, “Went from class to therapy, now I need some #chipolte and then I’m off to check out my new apt!!”

Chipotle’s official account retweeted Kelce’s resurfaced post with a reference to his superstar girlfriend’s “Anti-Hero” lyrics. “it’s me, hi,” the company wrote Wednesday (Nov. 15).

Other restaurants that were shouted out by Kelce over a decade ago also followed suit, with Olive Garden retweeting his post about “#shmackin” fettuccini chicken alfredo with a custom take on Swift prose: “It’s a love story, baby just say ‘when’ ❤️🧀.”

Taco Bell, retweeting a 2009 update from Kelce that he was “Bout to get some Taco Bell!!!,” added that “karma is a crunchwrap coming straight home to me.”

Swifties have also been cracking their own jokes about Kelce’s tweets, expressing particular fondness for one in which he recalled giving “a squirle a peice of bread and it straight smashed all of it!!!!”

“taylor swift in 2011: from when your brooklyn broke my skin and bones i’m a soldier who’s returning half her weight, and did the twin flame bruise paint you blue? just between us, did the love affair maim you too?… travis kelce in 2011: i just gave a squirle a peice of bread,” quipped one fan, receiving nearly 100,000 likes at press time.

It’s not entirely clear exactly when or why fans and chain restaurants started combing through the Ohio native’s long forgotten posts, making them go viral this week. The ongoing phenomenon does, however, come shortly after Swift changed her “Karma” lyrics at her Saturday (Nov. 11) Eras Tour show to give her new boyfriend a shoutout — “Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me” — before running into his arms for a kiss backstage.

Swift had much to celebrate last week, having picked up six Grammy nominations — including nods for album, song and record of the year — on Friday (Nov. 10). She’s also the lead finalist for the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, with nods in 20 categories. (Stream the BBMAs Sunday, Nov. 19, at BBMAs.watch, or via Billboard and the BBMAs’ social channels.)

See how Chipotle, Olive Garden, Taco Bell and more are reacting to Kelce’s old tweets below:

it’s me, hi https://t.co/L0IrS3K0r0

— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) November 15, 2023

It’s a love story, baby just say “when” ❤️🧀 https://t.co/Gp1oi1oi2u

— Olive Garden (@olivegarden) November 15, 2023

karma is a crunchwrap coming straight home to me https://t.co/W8Oslllxkk

— Taco Bell (@tacobell) November 16, 2023

taylor swift in 2011: from when your brooklyn broke my skin and bones i’m a soldier who’s returning half her weight, and did the twin flame bruise paint you blue? just between us, did the love affair maim you too?

travis kelce in 2011: i just gave a squirle a peice of bread pic.twitter.com/VSqRoG2TcY

— veronica 19/11 (@folklorexcvi) November 15, 2023

okay this one might be my favorite old travis kelce tweet pic.twitter.com/MPgZtRTFgW

— gabaghoul ♡ (@gabby_frost) November 16, 2023

This is my favorite Travis Kelce tweet. “go goat-cart” is so real pic.twitter.com/hLbthmwUO8

— Cold Cesar 🥶 (@WhatsUpGuysItsC) November 15, 2023

Every old Travis Kelce tweet I read is better than the last. I hope we never stop discovering new ones.

— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) November 16, 2023

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