Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $24,050
27%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: tacos

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Best Thing I Ate This Week: Where Burger Meets Taco

    02/08/2017 7:41:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Brad A. Johnson
    I first saw Pour Vida’s "Anaheim-style burger taco" in my Instagram feed. Despite sounding like something Taco Bell might have dreamed up, I couldn’t get it out of my head. I had to have it. Pour Vida is chef Jimmy Martinez’ gourmet taco stand in Anaheim. And the picture he posted on Instagram showed a handmade flour tortilla completely glazed with melted yellow cheese, which was then topped with a pan-fried clump of hamburger meat, a flurry of shredded lettuce, some more cheese, a slice of tomato and Thousand Island dressing. It was a work of art. So I went...
  • Taco Bell to add 100,000 U.S. jobs by 2022 (racis'?)

    11/04/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 11/4/2016 | Tonya Garcia
    Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. YUM, -0.02% Mexican fast-food chain, said Friday that it plans to add 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2022 and grow to 9,000 locations nationwide.
  • Some Houston taco trucks to serve as voter registration booths

    09/28/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2016 | Darla Guillen
    Two Houston organizations on Tuesday launched a voter registration campaign that pokes fun at a controversial comment made by Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez... ...Now Latino advocate group Mi Familia Vota is teaming up with Thomas Hull, the founder of Houston design firm Rigsby Hull, to kick off a campaign that will turn some local taco trucks into voter registration booths. Mi Familia Vota is an organization that encourages and facilitates Latinos' political involvement. The organizers will also be informing locals where they can vote on Election Day. The campaign launches Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, and runs through...
  • Pretty Clever Ad

    12/30/2015 4:42:10 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | "Dave in Texas"
    An ad for a taco restaurant, built on video clips taken from their security cameras, of two guys ransacking the place in the middle of the night. Very humorous video spot, at the link.
  • Burglars Just Want Tacos!

    12/24/2015 9:49:05 AM PST · by Baynative · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 17,2015 | Unknown
    Las Vegas taco shop video records burglars in the act. So, the clever business owners made a video to advertise their shop and make the burglars famous at the same time.
  • Taco Bell is Testing Crispy Chicken Taco Shells in California

    09/02/2015 10:15:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The rumors are true. Taco Bell is testing crispy chicken taco shells. A spokesperson for Yum Brands, Taco Bell's parent company, confirmed the news Wednesday, adding that the shells were being tested exclusively in Bakersfield, California restaurants. The test began Aug. 27 and will end Sept. 23. The company will then evaluate whether to go forward with a wider launch based on the response from consumers, according to the spokesperson. Taco Bell fans seem excited by the new taco shells, as evident from comments on a Reddit thread titled "New Naked Chicken Taco." In the past, Yum, which also owns...
  • Eat 24: When Donald Trump Says 'Mexico' We Give You Free Tacos

    08/07/2015 2:11:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    You heard right. For every time Donald Trump says the word "Mexico" during Thursday's presidential debate, food delivery app Eat24 says it will give you a free taco. The billonaire presidential candidate recently took a lot of heat for his controversial comments about Mexicans and immigration. Many are waiting to see what he's going to say next, as he takes the spotlight for the Fox-Facebook debate tonight. Eat24 tweeted that every time Trump says "Mexico," they will post a "coupon code on Twitter @Eat24 for $5 off your order of $10 or more on Eat24.com or the Eat24 app. (#HolaDonald)."...
  • Los Rinos .The Republican Mariachi Band...ON TOUR!!

    05/06/2015 7:21:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 51 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | May 6. 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    Coming Soon To TV Near You!
  • Machete Man, Make Me a Taco: Danny Trejo To Open Restaurant

    03/26/2015 10:24:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Los Angeles residents can now dine from the hands of the "Machete" man himself. Our friends at Flama report that Danny Trejo, the actor known for his hard persona and movie roles as a villain, will open up Trejo's Tacos , a Mexican restaurant. Expected to open sometime in the Spring, the restaurant promises to bring, "the best tacos and craft beer," according to their Facebook page. Formally a Taco Bell, the newly designed location will give a real Southwestern feel, with blackened steel and blacked leather upholstery, according to LA Eater. Trejo took to his Twitter to announce the...
  • Taco Restaurant Employee Hailed As Hero For Stopping Kidnapping

    03/07/2014 12:40:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Families in Westchester said they are breathing a sigh of relief following a kidnap attempt Wednesday. The families are crediting an employee of T2 Tacos, a restaurant in the 7100 block of Manchester Drive, for being the hero who stopped the kidnap attempt. Residents told KCAL9′s Brittney Hopper that a nanny was walking with a 4-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon — in broad daylight — when a man attempted to steal the child. The employee — a man named Jesus Delgado – intervened, stopped the man and held him until authorities arrived. (The suspect has been arrested and charged with kidnapping.)...
  • Lion meat tacos cause uproar in Florida

    05/09/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/13
    - Exotic meat tacos at a Florida restaurant are causing a big uproar. The small tacos at Tampa's Taco Fusion restaurant look enticing and many who try them say they are tasty. The meat in question -- lion.... The specialty tacos cost about $35. The restaurant also serves other exotic meats, such as beaver tacos and camel tacos. Brad Barnett, the restaurant's operation manager, says it is all legal. His message to people: "If you don't like it, don't eat it."
  • Can This Taco Save America? (Doritos Locos Tacos)

    03/15/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/12/2013 | by Daniel Gross
    For much of the past year, analysts have claimed that a host of political factors are inhibiting hiring—regulation, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, the debt ceiling, the reelection of a socialist. Powerful forces, indeed. But there’s another force at work—more 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 Bell’s biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chain’s incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonald’s. “It has...
  • Taco USA (An Amusing History of Mexican Food in the United States)

    05/16/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 117 replies
    Reason ^ | June 2012 | Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Arellano
    ....There is nothing remotely Mexican about Potato Olés—not even the quasi-Spanish name, which has a distinctly Castilian accent. The burrito was more insulting to me and my heritage than casting Charlton Heston as the swarthy Mexican hero in Touch of Evil. But it was intriguing enough to take back to my hotel room for a taste. There, as I experienced all of the concoction’s gooey, filling glory while chilly rain fell outside, it struck me: Mexican food has become a better culinary metaphor for America than the melting pot. Back home, my friends did not believe that a tater tot...
  • Largo Man Accused of Misusing 911 to Report Taco Bell for Not Selling Him Tacos

    09/15/2011 12:29:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Sep 14, 2011
    Terry Lynn Kimbell's run for the border landed him in jail early Wednesday. Police said Kimball, 50, called 911 late Tuesday after employees at the Taco Bell at 13709 Walsingham Road would not sell him tacos while he was standing in the drive-thru lane. He told the dispatcher he was hungry and upset employees at the fast-food restaurant wouldn't sell him the food, police said. Kimball remained on the phone until officers arrived, police said. He told them he was on the phone with a dispatcher and that he did not have an emergency "except that he was not sold...
  • Heroin taco delivery lands ex-deputy in prison

    05/26/2011 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 20 May 2011 | Craig Kapitan
    A 20-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office was ordered Thursday to serve six years in prison for trying to smuggle heroin to inmates using barbacoa tacos. State District Judge Sid Harle immediately ordered Robert Falcon, 48, to be put on suicide watch after the former deputy said in court that he planned to kill himself if he was not given probation. “I hope you have enough guts to go do your time and come back because your family needs you,” Harle said, pointing out that as a veteran jailer, Falcon probably knows how to circumvent the facility's suicide...
  • McKeesport Woman Finds Ants In Taco Kit

    07/14/2010 6:43:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies · 1+ views
    MCKEESPORT, Pa. -- A McKeesport woman told Channel 4 Action News that ants crawled out of a taco kit she bought to make dinner the other night. Lisa Boehm said she opened the Old El Paso Taco Kit when a bunch of ants crawled out of the vacuum-sealed product. “And all of a sudden this swarm of ants came out, looked like a horror movie! And I dropped the box and was screaming,” said Boehm. Boehm said she immediately called the manufacturer who said they would pass it along to their Quality Control Department. The company also told Boehm that...
  • Digital Construction Sign Reads: "No Latinos"

    05/27/2010 4:58:38 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 31 replies · 639+ views
    wftv.com ^ | Updated: 11:31 am EDT May 26, 2010
    MIAMI -- Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to find the vandals who made a digital construction sign flash the message "No Latinos" and "No Tacos." It happened on a Miami-area highway. The sign is owned by the Department of Transportation. They believe the vandals hacked into the system. Investigators believe it was programmed on the spot, even though the system is password-protected. Troopers are hoping someone saw the hackers at work.
  • Kirtland AFB to lose F-16s

    02/27/2010 11:38:46 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies · 831+ views
    F-16.net ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2010 | Asif Shamim
    Kirtland Air Force Base will lose 18 ANG F-16Cs from the 188th Fighter Squadron & hundreds of jobs as part of the federal government's plan to cut its fighter fleet. By the end of this autumn the USAF will have reduced its fighter fleet by 250 jets. The first jets begin to leave as of April 1st and the government hopes the last will be retired by the end of September. The hope is that some of the money saved will allow the USAF to purchase new aircraft such as the F-35. Retired Col. Charlie Thomas a military analyst and...
  • Taco Del Mar files for bankruptcy protection

    01/24/2010 9:40:02 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 734+ views
    Seattle Times | 1/24/10 | Melissa Allison
    Taco Del Mar Franchising, a Seattle-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it owes creditors between $1 million and $10 million. The chain's roughly 225 stores in the U.S., Canada and Guam will continue to operate, and individual Taco Del Mar franchisees are not in bankruptcy. Larry Destro, who has been CEO since May, said he expects to slow growth at the company, which lost $2.8 million between 2006 and 2008. Founded in 1992 by brothers James and John Schmidt, Taco Del Mar grew to about 70 stores by 2002, most of...
  • Time to Celebrate National Taco Day!

    10/02/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 48 replies · 1,347+ views
    Business Wire ^ | October 02, 2009 | Barbara Caruso
    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The taco, which means snack, traces its origins to the Aztecs around 3000 BC. Few food items have sustained such interest like the taco, which is still most often made with a corn or flour shell filled with meat or fish as its base. Today the taco is as much a part of the American diet as the grilled cheese sandwich and receives its due this Sunday October 4th, which is designated as National Taco Day. “Being one of the most popular foods in America, the taco definitely deserves this attention,” said John Cappasola, vice president of...