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Far From Normal: Taco Or Wedding Bell

Not much surprises me anymore. But an highly unusual wedding in a town called Normal, Illinois at a Taco Bell gets the job done.

Thanks to Nancy for the tip.

Check out the full story, Customers continue to order tacos and burritos as vows are exchanged.

I especially like this part:

Caragh Brooks, 21, of Australia, met Paul Brooks, 30, on an Internet dating Web site. They already had the same last name.
"It's appropriate," groom Paul Brooks said. "It's an offbeat relationship."
No kidding. Way to break the mold and think outside the bun. I love it.

See also: Matrimony and Guacamole

Sunday, January 11, 2009 by Jonah. Permalink for Far From Normal: Taco Or Wedding Bell

Bubba The Dog Vs Taco Bell Bean Burrito


Tuesday, December 30, 2008 by Jonah. Permalink for Bubba The Dog Vs Taco Bell Bean Burrito

Steal A Taco At Taco Bell 10/28/08

Taco Bell is making good on their promise to give away a taco because there was a stolen base in the World Series. What good corporate promise keepers. You don't even need a coupon or to give them your email address. Catches:

  • You have to go today
  • Between 2pm and 6pm - off eating hours
  • For one free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco, regularly priced at $0.89
More details are on the official site.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by Jonah. Permalink for Steal A Taco At Taco Bell 10/28/08

Oh, It’s Supreme Alright

Though Taco Bell has not yet wowed Lead Burrito Analyst, Jonah Feld, they hit one out of the park with the new Crunchwrap Supreme, if you ask me. This has to be the best Taco Bell creation since the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. My love for Taco Bell developed in college when we needed to stuff our faces with "Mexican" food for next to nothing.

My item of choice had, until recently, been the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. It’s pretty much a taco with a layer of flat bread (not to be confused with the soft taco shell) outside of the hard taco shell, and enough cheese melted between them to hold the flat bread on. The new Crunchwrap Supreme has taken the hard/soft texture combination idea and advanced it. On a huge soft taco shell, they pile beef, melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. They also include a layer of crunchy "tostada" shell. It’s hard to describe, but then they fold the soft taco shell over all of that, and grill it. When it’s done, it doesn’t look like a taco, or a burrito, or a wrap, but more reminiscent of a flying saucer. And it tastes awesome.

I had 5 of these puppies in the first week that they were released (not yet more than 2 at a time, but no one has dared me yet). They’re bigger than expected for the $1.79 they cost, although reports of $1.89 have come in from the Midwest. I don’t pretend to say that they rival a real, quality burrito, but dollar-for-dollar this thing made me pretty happy. Plus, there aren’t too many options for quick, cheap food late night in my area of Miami. My biggest complaint with Taco Bell's Crunchwrap is that it’s virtually impossible to get the hot sauce inside without being a skilled surgeon. I did it, but it wasn’t easy. Maybe it’s better to just put some on each bite.

This entry was written by Phil.

This Taco Bell meal was rated: 7.5.

Monday, July 11, 2005 by Phil. Permalink for Oh, It’s Supreme Alright

It Was Good Going Down

Turbz had to dump some gear over at Guitar Center, so we hit Taco Bell on the way. Burrito Blog wouldn't be complete without it. This was actually my first time at Taco Bell in exactly 2 years - back in DC at J Street.

I got the Grilled Stuft Burrito. Why they spell it s-t-u-f-t instead of the conventional 'stuffed' no one was sure.

The Stuft comes out like a brick (out of the kitchen, not out of me). This makes it really difficult to get your hot sauce evenly distributed. You see, Taco Bell uses these little hot sauce packets like McDonalds does with ketchup. With most items, you just unwrap the tortilla and add your sauce, but you can't do that with the stuft.

It was good going down, but I felt really, really bad about two hours later. As mentioned in the ratings criteria, I take points away for feeling like death post meal.

PS: What is that little bubble of ooze on my burrito? I've never seen anything like it.

This Taco Bell meal was rated: 1.2.

Saturday, May 14, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for It Was Good Going Down

Think Outside The Spicy Chicken Burrito

I kind of went into this one blind. I've seen the Spicy Chicken Burrito ads on TV. Actually I hardly watch TV at all, but, as Taco Bell brags, "147 million people see a Taco Bell commercial once a week" so it's hard to miss.

The menu isn't very informative, so I really had no idea what was going to be in this thing.

I order, start eating.

I still have no idea what's in this thing. There was rice, and some chicken, and then some mystery sauce. I had to go to the official website to find out what this business was about.

Spicy Chicken Burrito
A warm, soft, flour tortilla wrapped around shredded chicken that has been slow simmered in authentic Mexican spices, seasoned rice, creamy Jalapeño sauce and fiesta salsa.

Creamy Jalapeño sauce, huh? Interesting. Anyway the thing totally falls apart in your hands as you can see from the picture. Still, at under $2, you get what you pay for.

This Taco Bell meal was rated: 3.0.

Saturday, May 14, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Think Outside The Spicy Chicken Burrito

Welcome To Taco Bell

There's one thing you can't deny about Taco Bell: they sell a lot of burritos. In 2003, they sold $5.4 billion of food, a significant portion of which were burritos.

In addition to burritos, they sell tacos, gorditas, and all kinds of wacky tortilla related creations.

Of all the Multi State Chains, Taco Bell is the most ubiquitous. They have a whopping 6,500 restaurants in the United States, most of which are franchises. They employ 166,000 people. They go through 260 million pounds of ground beef each year, and 104 million pounds of cheese. On the average, 147 million people see a Taco Bell commercial once a week – more than half of the U.S. population. True story.

The Taco Bell in the photo is from Savannah, GA, and is not the standard the old logo.

Saturday, May 14, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Taco Bell | Comments (19)