taco bell

Frying Up Something New

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Attempting to appeal to more than just your taste buds, fast food restaurants are serving up a few new ideas.

Recently Taco Bell rolled out a breakfast menu in an attempt to lure more people to try its food. Now it’s hoping to get them out of the drive thru and in the door with an updated dining room. Sleek, modern seating, exposed beams and trendy light fixtures will replace the plastic tables and fluorescent lighting people are currently used to. It says it hopes to get people to slow down and stay to enjoy their meal; an unusual attempt by a restaurant known for its fast food.  read more »

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.  read more »

A Fast Food Expansion

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Taco Bell is serving up some changes to its menu.

Taco Bell says it is expanding testing of some new items as it prepares to roll out its breakfast menu sometime next year. The new items hot off the grill include waffle tacos, scrambled eggs and sausage. For those trying to watch their waistline taco bell will also offer yogurt parfaits and oatmeal.

Right now the new items are being tested in five Southern California restaurants but the company is expanding that to locations in Fresno California, Omaha Nebraska and Chattanooga Tennessee. Taco Bell's president says the waffle taco has been a big seller in the current test locations and he wants to make sure they can handle demand before rolling it out to all 6,000 restaurants across the country.  read more »

Fast Summer Food

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Fast food restaurants are rolling out their summer specials; and they’re pulling out all the ingredients.

You might find a few extra options the next time you’re in your favorite drive thru. For example; need an after dinner treat? Consider Burger King’s limited edition bacon sundae. At 510 calories it contains vanilla soft serve topped with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a slice of bacon. A treat similar to Jack in the Box’s bacon milkshake which debuted in February.

The king’s summer menu will also include a pulled pork barbecue sandwich, sweet potato fries and frozen lemonade. These could also be an answer to the recently released Doritos taco from Taco Bell.  read more »