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Quick! Where's The Mop?

My words and pictures paint a kind picture of the truth.

This burrito literally exploded. I've never seen anything like it. John was right. Never eat here. I must warn the world. This was the worst burrito I've ever tried to eat.

As John and I fled the scene, we spoke:

John: I'm really glad you decided to stop eating that. There was no reason to keep going.
Jonah: I couldn't keep going.
John: 'Cause the thing fell apart?
Jonah: Two factors brought that burrito to a point that prohibited further continuance of the meal. Massive structural flaws made consumption tactically impossible. And it was f-ing disgusting.
John: Dude write that down.

This Del Taco meal was rated: 0.0.

Thursday, March 23, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Quick! Where's The Mop?

Like The Exxon Valdez

In March of 1989, Exxon was responsible for spilling 30 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. The environmental devastation was immeasurable.

In early 2006, Del Taco was responsible for the eruption of a slightly smaller volume of unidentifiable goo into the lens of my camera. My own personal horror was immeasurable.

I've had burritos break on me before - some are even served broken. In this case, a combination of low viscosity, moisture, and pressure led to the rupture.

Del Taco, you are responsible for the biggest structural burrito disaster known to man. And what exactly is that goo?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Like The Exxon Valdez

I'll Take The Best Thing On The Menu

At $3.99, the Macho Chicken Burrito was the top of the line at Del Taco. It even had it's own special tin foil. Wow. Red carpet. I kid.

I was mortified.

Friday, February 10, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for I'll Take The Best Thing On The Menu

There Is No Way I'm Eating Here

So said John Furnari at Del Taco.

This was the first visit for us both. He was intimidated by the signage, the McDonald's style menu, and the rubber decor. Combine that with a drive through and there was no convincing him.

Am I fearless or foolish? The world will find out soon.

Del Taco employee to me:

Welcome to Del Taco, may I take your order?
Me to Del Taco employee:
Um, I'll give it a shot.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for There Is No Way I'm Eating Here

Welcome To Del Taco

From a restaurant management standpoint, Del Taco is amazing. They've got over 400 locations in Los Estados Unidos, most of which are franchised. That makes them the second largest organization in their category: Mexican/American fast food (Chipotle counts as fast-casual, placing Del Taco behind the gargantuan Taco Bell which has over 6,500 locations).

That kind of size is impressive, but even more impressive when you take into account that it's privately held.

Warning: Del Taco serves burgers and fries.

Bonus: Most locations are open 24 hours.

Check out the official site here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Del Taco | Comments (16)