Two things led me to get Taco Bell for lunch today:
- A brief Twitter discussion yesterday about the joys of the Yum Brands hybrid restaurants — Kentucky Fried Pizza Bell! — got the ball rolling.
- I was in the neighborhood of the Pizza Bell/Taco Hut in Center Township, Beaver County at lunchtime today.
Boom. Taco Bell is it. Because I’m cheap and easily swayed by advertising, I ordered a combo meal featuring the brand-new Beefy Crunch Burrito, which comes with two tacos and a drink. I get back to the office and start to eat; the burrito is indeed beefy and crunchy, so that’s a good start. Taco No. 1, however, seemed to be missing something, although I was most of the way through it before I noticed.
There was something amiss with taco No. 2 as well:
I know it’s a whole other fast food chain, but can I get a “Where’s the beef?” from the congregation?
Thank you and amen.
Seriously, Yum Brands people — I know I shouldn’t expect a half-pound of hamburger in a 99-cent taco, but this just doesn’t work. I mean, I have difficulties at your A&W/Long John Silver’s store across the river — I have to beg those people to give me napkins when I use their drive-through window, but at least they give me the food I pay for.
Thanks to my skimpy tacos, I’m probably going to need a snack this afternoon. Anyone have suggestions — preferably something besides a Fourth Meal at Taco Bell?