God Help Me, I'm Starting to Get a Craving for Taco Bell

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    There’s a five guys next to our chipotle. Never can get past it to get to chipotle.
     
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    I usually go to Moe's for a burrito, or the First Rule of Chicken Club quesadilla, but for some strange reason I'm craving the Bell.
     
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    Ever been to Willy’s?
     
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    Hmmm? Taco Bell has like 6 ingredients, and two are "cheez"-based conceits. What could you possibly order to make a Taco Bell meal toothsome? :D
     
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    Its dog meat. Cats are too good for Taco Bell. Sorry to burst your bubble.
     
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    That just makes you more dangerous to those of us that are fully regulated. :eek:
     
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    I have that problem with some locations and not others. The ones near a freeway exit seem to be safer.
     
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    Karen and I will occasionally go through the drive through and pick up two of their 7-layer burritos to take home, or eat in if we’re traveling. OK as, but we often spice them up with cheese and a fried egg on top and some garlic and their “Diablo” sauce. Decent low-cost vegetarian meal for those so inclined.
     
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    It's been a very long time since I've visited a Toxic Hell.
     
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    I love the Bell. Haven't eaten there since Watertown. Only place I can get a belly full of food for about 5 bucks. In fact this is making me hungry for the Bell right now.

    I suspect I eat far less fast food than the majority here.
     
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    I didn't know cat-food was made of cats.

    Does that make them cattibals?
     
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    Well, here I am at Taco Bell. I got a 7 layer burrito and a spicy potato soft taco. Quite honestly, both are good. No regerts so far.
     
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    >regerts?
    mis-spelled regrets, or short for regurgitation?;)
     
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    I think he meant no egrets.
     
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    I have eaten at a Taco Bell in 3 countries. (US, Canada and Costa Rica)

    The Taco Bell in west Gallup is the cleanest, most well run fast food restaurant I have ever seen, including the pizza restaurant I worked at for 7 years and managed for 5 years.

    The 7 layer burrito and spicy potato soft taco, vegetarian, filling and for less than 5 bucks. Meets my dietary needs and for the bonus, my wife doesn't complain about me eating it...:lol::lol:
     
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    It's from an ad.
     
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    I'm going running after work, we'll see if any regerts appear.
     
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    I'll take some next time I go there.

    The food was better than I expected. The tortillas were nicely softened and the potatoes were crispy. If I had to pick nits, I'd like the refries a little more evenly distributed in my 7 layer burrito, but that's really stretching things.
     
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    None of them, either.
     
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    We eat at the bell twice a month maybe a little more. I'm addicted to their hot sauce. I put 4 packets on one soft taco. I always ask for extra and the drive through or grab a giant hand full at the counter. I have no shame.
     
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    You do know that they sell bottles of Taco Bell hot sauce in Walmart, right.??

    Or are you like me and just cheap..?? :lol::lol:
     
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    Being too cheap to shop in Walmart is a distinction all its own...
     
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    The spicy potato burrito was my all time favorite because the sauce they put on it was the best one they ever produced, in my opinion.

    If they now have a spicy potato soft taco, I'll have to try that next time!

    There is nothing wrong with Taco Bell or McDonald's or just about any other fast food joint's menu. No two locations are the same with regard to cleanliness, efficiency or competent employees. We all know "that place" where we'll never eat again...
     
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    When my wife was expecting our first she'd send me out for oysters.

    You must be much younger than I am. Back in the late 1960s Arctic Circle (known locally as the Acey Greasy) sold 4 regular burgers and a small order of fries for $1.00. Even then that was considered cheap.
     
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    Aldi is the next step down. :)
     
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    Yes, there's one about three quarters of a mile from my office. I favor Moe's, quite often get a tofu burrito and their tofu has more flavor than does Willy's.

    And yes, it is possible to get tofu to taste like something, but you have to work at it.
     
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    Wow - quite the deal! Yeah, my college days were in the late-90s/early-2000s. Another thing our broke asses ate was a Schlotzsky's kids meal, which had a personal sized pizza, a cookie, and a small drink for $2.15 after tax. Nobody seemed to enforce the 12 and under rule fortunately!
     
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    So I got home after my run, told my wife I had a craving for Taco Bell. She asks, "Are you pregnant?" I give her the same line I gave y'all, which was "wrong sex, too old, had an operation, so no". I also told her I'd never heard of a pregnant woman craving Taco Bell. She tells me that sometimes after tennis while pregnant with our firstborn, that she did occasionally get a craving for Taco Bell. Who knew?

    In any case, the run went well, lunch was good, and my stomach is fine, so still no regerts.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dammit, I like Taco Bell. My mom said the Air Force chow ruined my taste buds, but I don't think so. Their burritos are cheap and tasty, and I usually go there when I'm hungry and in a hurry.

    Flame away. :)
     
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    Well the only two fast food places my wife talks about are, KFC and Taco Bell.

    Of course the only fast food in town is McDonalds and Subway, we don't eat at either in Juneau. Going on 3 years since we left Juneau. So when we go to Vegas in late February 2020 for the NASCAR race, I'm sure we will eat at both during our week stay there...:rolleyes:

    Of course the buffet's in Vegas are great. We will eat at least two during our stay there.

    We will be RV camping at the track for 4 days. Lots of tailgating breakfast and dinners with friends. But the three days at hotels are buffet's, KFC and Taco Bell...:)
     
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    The Bellagio’s buffet is our favorite!
     
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    Just don't go to the $1.99 buffet at Palace Station. Ever seen the buffet scene in Vegas Vacation? Its a lot like that. "Gimme some of that Yella"
     
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    Right on, brother, right on!
     
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    We stay at Sam's Town casino it's close to the RV rental. Nice casino, good buffet. ST_Dine-Firelight_Buffet_01-375308-full.jpg
     
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    I get a craving for Taco Bell every 2-3 months, eat at Taco Bell then am reminded why that craving only happens every few months.

    I use to live off of and love the regular Tacos. The food has indeed gotten worse.

    My buddy's dad was a contractor who build Taco Bells in the area. In the late 90's/early 00's I believe it was they switched not only their protein concoctions but how they prepare them in store. They removed all ovens so they no longer had to put in overhead cooking hoods and pre shipped all the food in bags that were steamed to reheat in store rather then cooked in store. This saves not only on food cost being able to ship more highly proceed pre cooked product with less spoilage but also saves tens of thousands of dollars on each restaurant they built with less costly equipment.

    Meanwhile we now have crappier tacos, but your perception is correct. They are not the same as they used to be back in the day.
     
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    I miss tacos. This continent really needs to discover them.
     
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    I felt robbed after 3 tacos and a drink. Wanted more but did not get any more. Over $6 including tax on the drink. I felt a little let down on the taste. I feel the Taco Bell DIY home kits are better.
     
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    Time for you to move to Mexico!