Taco Bell Might Be Trying That Whole “Chips As A Taco Shell” Thing Again, This Time With Fritos

Taco Bell Might Be Trying That Whole “Chips As A Taco Shell” Thing Again, This Time With Fritos

As the saying goes, when at first you succeed at feeding people taco fillings inside a shell made from a popular brand of chips, try it again and see if you can get more people to buy your food. At least, that must be a motto at Taco Bell, which could be following the success of the Doritos Locos line of taco fare with a new Fritos shell. [More]

Not the tacos in question, they just look yummy. (ChrisGoldNY)

Drug Ring Bust Exposes Food Truck Selling Tacos With A Side Of Meth

It’s no Los Pollos Hermanos, but Mexican food and methamphetamines have met once again, this time outside the fictional bounds of Breaking Bad, on a taco truck in Denver. Of 17 people there recently indicted on charges related to trafficking/selling meth, one was accused of shilling meth right from the taco truck where she worked. [More]

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Taco Bell, Where A “Lifetime Of Food” Costs Just $10,000

What would you say if someone told you the rest of your meals for your entire life were covered? Great, right? But could you buy a “lifetime” of food for $10,000? Maybe at Taco Bell, as the chain’s new “Eleven Everlasting Dollars” contest claims each winner will win free Taco Bell food for life. [More]

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Taco Bell Employee Accused Of Shooting Bitey Drive-Thru Customer With A BB Gun

There’s just something about the drive-thru — maybe it’s the implicit promise of speed in its name –that makes any kind of wait extra aggravating. And by aggravating, I mean, unfortunately, that things can get testy enough for BB guns and biting. [More]

Taco Bell To Break From Its Authentic Mexican Roots With New American-Inspired Taco Joint

Taco Bell To Break From Its Authentic Mexican Roots With New American-Inspired Taco Joint

As everyone knows, Taco Bell’s deeply authentic Mexican roots go back to the company’s humble beginnings in 1843 as Taco Campana, a family business selling flatbreads to hungry travelers outside of Hermosilo. For more than 150 years, the Bell has been a leader in bringing the finest in Mexican cuisine — from the Meximelt to the Chipotle Ranch Chicken Loaded Griller to the Crunchwrap Supreme — to U.S. diners aching for the exotic flavors one can only find south of the border. So it’s surprising that the company has announced a new initiative to create a chain serving “American-inspired” tacos… and booze. [More]

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Del Taco Accidentally Charges Customers Thousands For Tacos, Causes Financial Chaos

When something goes wrong with a fast food joint’s point of sale system and they charge you thousands of dollars for a few tacos, you can laugh about the situation days or weeks later, after you have your money back. Around 150 customers of one Del Taco restaurant were vastly overcharged for their drinks and tacos, and now must deal with bouncing checks and frozen accounts. [More]

Sword-Wielding Would-Be Robber Demands Free Tacos At Mexican Restaurant

Sword-Wielding Would-Be Robber Demands Free Tacos At Mexican Restaurant

While it’s true that the best things in life are free (Rainbows! Hugs!) there are some things we as consumers just have to pay for. It’s how the world works, and it’s how you get yourself a meal. The way not to do it, well, one of many ways, includes pulling out a sword and demanding free tacos. [More]

New Doritos Locos Taco Flavor Coming On August 22

New Doritos Locos Taco Flavor Coming On August 22

Taco Bell made a big fancy announcement today that the next flavor of the Doritos Locos taco is coming in only three weeks. What is that flavor? They won’t say! It’s a mystery! Except for how they already told everyone months ago. [More]

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Today’s Amazing And Revolting Foods: Ravioli Pizza And Deep Fried Doritos Locos Taco

One thing that we love here at Consumerist is bringing you the latest in disgusting/amazing food news, and we include fast food in that statement. Two new and exciting food products caught our attention today, one served in a restaurant and the other is a do-it-yourself project from an adventurous blogger. Both will make your arteries clench when you read about them, so that’s good. These items are the ravioli-topped pizza and the deep-fried beer-and-bacon-battered Doritos Loco Taco. [More]

Taco Bell Has Sold 200 Million Doritos Loco Tacos, Plans More Flavors

Taco Bell Has Sold 200 Million Doritos Loco Tacos, Plans More Flavors

Americans really, really love Doritos. We also love fast-food tacos. Therefore, it’s only logical that we should love Taco Bell’s nacho cheese-ish Doritos Loco tacos. After a $75 million advertising barrage, the chain has now sold 200 million of these spectacularly popular tacos. That’s, what, one million hungry stoners fed? [More]

No Amount Of Drunkenness Will Turn A Taco Into Your I.D.

No Amount Of Drunkenness Will Turn A Taco Into Your I.D.

Grabbing whatever is around is not going to get you far when the police ask for your I.D. Even if it’s a delicious taco! A man in Florida tried the taco trick, handing one over to officers after he was asked for I.D. [More]

Fans Of Lion Tacos Can Now Cancel Tucson Travel Plans

Fans Of Lion Tacos Can Now Cancel Tucson Travel Plans

A Tucson restaurant created an uproar with last week’s announcement that it would be sell tacos made of lion meat. The owner freely admitted it was a publicity stunt, and apparently one that was too successful. Citing “many threats on the safety of our restaurant, our families, our customers and our vendors,” the owner said that he’d scrap the plans. [More]

Would You Eat A Lion-Meat Taco?

Would You Eat A Lion-Meat Taco?

Boca, an Arizona restaurant that has served tacos featuring the meat of alligators, elk, kangaroos and rattlesnakes, has upped the ante with its latest Exotic Taco Wednesday offering: Next month, the restaurant will offer lion tacos. We’re prepared to taste-test the king of the jungle and report back here, if you want us to. Vote inside.

Get Inked, Get Free Tacos Forever

Get Inked, Get Free Tacos Forever

If you live in the Bay Area and don’t mind getting a little commercial body art, Casa Sanchez has a deal for you: Get Jimmy the Cornman, the San Francisco restaurant’s mascot, tattooed anywhere on your body (minimum size: four square inches), and you get free tacos for life. And, yes, you can get it in a not-quite-public spot and still take advantage of the deal. The restaurant keeps track of its walking billboards, so you don’t have to lift your shirt (or any other article of clothing) to get fed. Unless, that is, you really want to. [More]

Taco Bell Founder Dies

Taco Bell Founder Dies

Did you ever visit a Taco Bell drive-thru late at night and wonder why it was named Taco Bell? It’s because the very first one was opened in 1962 in California by a Marine named Glen W. Bell. The 86-year-old died this weekend and will be buried in a private ceremony. [More]

Man Pays $72 For Taco Bell Taco

Man Pays $72 For Taco Bell Taco

A man who either loves Taco Bell or hates his GI tract paid $72 for a taco at an Ohio Taco Bell on Monday. When the employee tried to give him his change, he refused and said that it was a Christmas gift, according to the local Fox news station: “He said, ‘I don’t need it so I want to pass it along.’ …the man then said ‘Merry Christmas’ and walked away.” Presumably to a toilet. <--That wasn't very Christmas-y and I retract it. [More]

World's Lamest Promo? Buy $48 In Tickets, Receive 4 Free Tacos!

World's Lamest Promo? Buy $48 In Tickets, Receive 4 Free Tacos!

Holy mother of sponsor deals! Yesterday and today only, if you visit ComcastTix.com and spend $48 on a Taco Bell Family 4-Pack for the Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music” event at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton “We Don’t Have A Corporate Sponsor Yet But Give Us Time” New Jersey, you’ll receive 4 free tacos from Taco Bell! Oh, but “additional fees may apply.”

Taco Bell Offers Free Tacos To Dieters

Taco Bell Offers Free Tacos To Dieters

Someone in Taco Bell’s marketing department is unclear on the concept of “losing weight,” or else just completely amoral (hence the marketing job), because the company is “sponsoring” Oklahoma City residents who have taken part in a weight loss challenge by giving away free tacos. To be fair, these “fresco crunchy tacos” are less than 200 calories each (the company says 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, but this independent analysis puts it slightly higher). But still—tacos? Free tacos to people who are trying to lose weight?