Skip to comments.Can This Taco Save America? (Doritos Locos Tacos)
Posted on 03/15/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
For much of the past year, analysts have claimed that a host of political factors are inhibiting hiringregulation, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, the debt ceiling, the reelection of a socialist.
Powerful forces, indeed.
But theres another force at workmore powerful, more ubiquitous, and arguably more delicious: Doritos Locos Tacos. The neon-orange, meat-filled miracle taco, wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Dorito shell, was Taco Bells biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chains incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonalds.
It has been the biggest launch in Taco Bell history, said Greg Creed, chief executive officer of Taco Bell, which saw same-store sales rise 8 percent in 2012. Last year, we added 15,000 people to handle the growth.
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Anyway, when I heard about it last year, I knew it would be a hit, but not this big. I still haven't tried it. Not many Taco Bells in New England. Sigh.
Although I fail to see what this has to do with Tacos. Or Doritos...
I don’t think I would eat anything from Taco Bell. In Texas we are blessed with too many other options.
:: I fail to see what this has to do with Tacos. Or Doritos ::
Or “Alpo Bell” for that matter...
The other day I went to a Taco Bell for the first time in quite a while... And I tried one of those "Cool Ranch Doritos Taco Supremes," and well as one of Lorena's "Cantina Steak Burritos." The taco wasn't bad, but the burrito... I just wasn't sure, and I only ate about half of it. After about a half hour I started feeling nauseated and it felt like I had eaten a boat anchor. Not a good experience. Mark
I’m not a big Taco Bell eater (not a big fast food eater at all, really). But someone brought a box of these into the office and I tried one, they are actually pretty good, much better than Taco Bell’s regular crunchy taco which I always found bland.
Had one bit of one....too much like the over seasoned doritos chips....
Del Taco is still better.
I tried one of these tacos not long ago ... my kid wanted one and I took a bite of it. One of the most disgusting things I’ve ever tasted.
Taco Bell is horrible.
In 1967, Taco Bell’s radio advertisements suggested a way to remember the eatery’s name: when you think of bells, think of tacos—i. e. The Tacos of St.Mary, The Serenade of the Tacos, the Liberty Taco, and Harry Tacofonte.
Just what I did not need.
A crappy taco that makes my fingers orange.
Or think, what do they call the telephone system in Mexico?
Any taqeuria in a gas station in Texas has better tacos than taco bell
If I must eat a fast food taco, it is Taco Casa.
Funny thing is, my daughters dear friend is Mexicana. Their family eat there all the time and take her along often. I'd take it as an endorsement.
I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating tortilla chips. Unless she wouldn’t share them. :)
“I dont think I would eat anything from Taco Bell. In Texas we are blessed with too many other options.”
We are similarly blessed in California.
“Del Taco is still better.”
Back in my college days, Del Taco was our go-to source of grub after a long night of drinking. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten there while sober.
“Rooster Pecker” (pico-de-gallo) is an afrodisiac, no?
The recent massive influx of Mexican immigrants, legal and illegal, has had at least one positive side-effect. You can now find decent to excellent Mexican food almost anywhere in the country.
It was 20 years ago, but the best Mexican food I have ever had was 200 miles south of the border. In Billings, MT!
Taco Hell? No, thanks.
Yeah, I used to eat at an awesome Mexican place called Tacos del Carbon in Huntington Beach, but Del Taco has an acceptable substitute.
I once ate at a Taco Bell in New Mexico, and they were serving green chile sauce--something unavailable at any other Taco Bell that I have been to. In a state where the motto seems to be "red or green?" (i. e. what sort of chile sauce do you want?) they must be trying to conform to local traditions.
I’ve seen packets of salsa verde in Taco Bell recently. But I skip them in favor of the “Fire” packets.
Hi, Taco Bell snobs? Everyone already knows Taco Bell isn’t Mexican food, so please stop trying to school us.
Taco Bell is American fast food with Mexican influences, like a focus on refried beans.
And here in Los Angeles, Mexicans absolutely love it. Ask them. See who’s standing in line for it between noon and two p.m. They consider it American food. So what?
It’s quick, it’s cheap, and it’s filling. Where else can you get lunch for four bucks? Not MacDonald’s.
Taco Bell is an American business success story that should be celebrated!
The same people who jump and point out that “Taco Bell isn’t Mexican food!” would also be quick to point out that I misspelled “McDonald’s,” so I’m beating them to the punch.