Ronald McDonald

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Taco Bell is launching a new ad campaign; with someone else's mascot.

The fast food version of a taco stand expanded its business plan this past week by opening early and serving up breakfast. And to help kick things off the new items come with a side of commercials; starring none other than Ronald McDonald.

If that name sounds familiar it's because since 1963 Ronald has been the official mascot and the face of McDonald’s. But Taco Bell's commercials have a twist. They don't specifically feature the red and yellow wearing clown; instead the stars of the ads are men with the name Ronald McDonald.

In the commercials they introduce themselves and take a bite out of the taco bell breakfast menu, then share their thoughts on how it tastes. At the end of the commercial the fine print reads that these Ronald McDonald’s are in no way affiliated with the golden arches.

Taco Bell says the commercials are meant to be funny and with McDonald’s the leading seller for fast food breakfast food they came out swinging. Tastes like a little friendly competition.