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Old 06-02-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Which would be fine if they cut the price by nearly 25% to reflect the fact that it contains 25% less than the previous 8-ouncers...

Clearly you never were in marketing. You should pay more for 6 oz container of yogurt than an 8 oz, because it is healthier since it contains 25% less calories.

I noticed that Taco Bell has a Fresco line of "healthy" food. From what I can tell there is no difference between a Fresco taco and regular taco supreme except they remove the cheese and sour creme and charge more. Pure genius.
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I noticed that Taco Bell has a Fresco line of "healthy" food. From what I can tell there is no difference between a Fresco taco and regular taco supreme except they remove the cheese and sour creme and charge more. Pure genius.
I think they take off the grated cheese and (if applicable) the cheese or other sauce. Then they add pico de gallo (seasoned tomatoes and onions w/ cilantro). The cost of the food (to taco bell) may be similar or slightly less al fresco style.

Surprisingly I don't thing they charge anything extra to al fresco it.
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I think they take off the grated cheese and (if applicable) the cheese or other sauce. Then they add pico de gallo (seasoned tomatoes and onions w/ cilantro). The cost of the food (to taco bell) may be similar or slightly less al fresco style.

Surprisingly I don't thing they charge anything extra to al fresco it.
And, the Al Fresco versions don't taste bad. For quick grab-and-go fast food, it's one of the better choices out there, IMO.

Off the subject: IMO, Taco Bell employees are the strangest cast in the fast food biz. More piercings, bizarre hairdos, funky attitudes, etc. It does make me wonder what goes on when they prepare the food.
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And, the Al Fresco versions don't taste bad. For quick grab-and-go fast food, it's one of the better choices out there, IMO.

Off the subject: IMO, Taco Bell employees are the strangest cast in the fast food biz. More piercings, bizarre hairdos, funky attitudes, etc. It does make me wonder what goes on when they prepare the food.
TB is one of my few fast food choices.
We were just there on Saturday. We ordered the Volcano Box ( 1 burrito, 2 tacos, cinnamon crispies, drink) to split. I asked for the volcano sauce (included) to be delivered on the side, i.e. not any on the food at all. I wanted to see just how "seriously spicy" it was.
We were charged for 2 extra sauces, and when dh2b protested, the cashier just said "We have to charge for extra sauce. Have a nice day, sir." So we chalked it up and proceeded to our table.
Not 5 minutes later the Asst Manager is at our table, apologizing all over the place and gave us a cash refund on the extra sauce sides. She even offered us a relacement meal, but we said, no, we're all set.
The volcano sauce was very good BTW. I think it is mayonnaise based. It had a little kick and some minor afterburn. For the serious hot chilehead, it would be considered mild.
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Off the subject: IMO, Taco Bell employees are the strangest cast in the fast food biz. More piercings, bizarre hairdos, funky attitudes, etc.
This might be another one of those "depends where you live" things. Most of the Taco Bell employees around here speak little English and hail from Mexico, Guatemala, etc. But, that's the case in almost all of the fast food places - except for Chic-Fil-A which almost exclusively is staffed by local high school kids.
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This might be another one of those "depends where you live" things. Most of the Taco Bell employees around here speak little English and hail from Mexico, Guatemala, etc. But, that's the case in almost all of the fast food places - except for Chic-Fil-A which almost exclusively is staffed by local high school kids.
Most of our town's Taco Bell employees look fairly "normal" and somewhat representative of the community. I suppose that's because we don't really have a heck of a lot of jobs in town, so even fast food joints don't have to take the rather, umm, eclectic applicants.
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I'm glad taco bell got a thread of its own, as it should.

At the closest taco bell, there was an employee we nicknamed "the Tude" because of the attitude she had with everyone. Instead of hello may I help you, it was "What you want?" We stopped going to that taco bell and instead drive a minute or two further to get to a far superior taco bell.
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I'm glad taco bell got a thread of its own, as it should.
I don't know that it needed to. Seems like discussion of Taco Bell was perfectly relevant in a thread about natural gas.
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We call it "Taco Hell" around here. Funny little story, I used to work with a Hispanic guy who was a total hoot. One day another coworker came around taking orders for Taco Bell. He asked Juan (real name) if he wanted anything, and Juan said:

"Taco Bell? Are you kidding me? They're an insult to my ancestors"!!
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"Taco Bell? Are you kidding me? They're an insult to my ancestors"!!
Taco Bell is to Mexican food as Chef Boyardee is to Italian cuisine.
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Taco Bell is to Mexican food as Chef Boyardee is to Italian cuisine.
How bout Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Papa Johns, plus ANY frozen pizza, to Italian Cuisine?

I dated a 100% Sicilian girl in college, and her pizza was awesome, thin crust, fresh ingredients, etc.......
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How bout Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Papa Johns, plus ANY frozen pizza, to Italian Cuisine?

I dated a 100% Sicilian girl in college, and her pizza was awesome, thin crust, fresh ingredients, etc.......
Haven't heard those euphamisms before...
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How bout Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Papa Johns, plus ANY frozen pizza, to Italian Cuisine?

I dated a 100% Sicilian girl in college, and her pizza was awesome, thin crust, fresh ingredients, etc.......
I own a cookbook entitled "Italy the Beautiful". The recipes bear very little resemblance to food served in the Italian-American restaurants that abound in my local area. The pasta is common, of course, but the sauces and combos of ingredients in my cookbook are just amazing. This is a very fun cookbook to experiment with.
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Once knew a guy who relocated from the keystone state to Texas. For years he would not eat Mexican or Tex-Mex food -- wouldn't even go into any place that served it. It took two or three years to find out why.

One of the first things he did when he got here was to try "Mexican" food one and only one time, and he hated it with a passion. The one place he tried -- Taco Bell. We finally got him straightened out and it turns out that he liked Tex-Mex food, just not Taco Bell.
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Haven't heard those euphamisms before...
I did say pizza.........SHE was as spicy as a volcano pepper. She actually had an Uncle Guido, if you can believe that...........I am so glad she was NOT a stalker.........
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I did say pizza.........SHE was as spicy as a volcano pepper. She actually had an Uncle Guido, if you can believe that...........I am so glad she was NOT a stalker.........
This thread is useless without pics...

Both Mexico and Italy have tons of regional differences in terms of "cuisine".
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This thread is useless without pics...

Both Mexico and Italy have tons of regional differences in terms of "cuisine".
I think that if I still had pics of any of my girlfriends before DW, she would have destroyed all evidence by now.......

I do have a pic of DW and I from about 20 years ago, maybe I should post that.......
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I don't know that it needed to. Seems like discussion of Taco Bell was perfectly relevant in a thread about natural gas.
Methane vs/ Propane?

a poll, perhaps?
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We call it "Taco Hell" around here. Funny little story, I used to work with a Hispanic guy who was a total hoot. One day another coworker came around taking orders for Taco Bell. He asked Juan (real name) if he wanted anything, and Juan said:

"Taco Bell? Are you kidding me? They're an insult to my ancestors"!!
Funny thing, I've seen Hispanic customers in the restaurant. Of course they may be American born citizens and never been to Mexico. Doubt it though.
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