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Normally when I see any religion-related sign in a restaurant the most common one is "kosher."  So imagine my surprise when I walked into Taco Bell and saw not one but two signs targeting Catholics during the season of Lent.

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I know the phone shot is a bit grainy, but it says "Tasty Choices During Lent!  We'll make any menu item without meat upon request."

When you think of it, I am sure any restaurant would do the same thing - I mean you could have a meatless Big Mac if you wanted (ack!)  And you may already know the story that Roy Kroc came up with the Filet O' Fish at McDonald's for those who chose not to eat meat on Lenten Fridays.  Also, Lent is the reason most restaurants (sit down, not fast food) default to clam chowder as their Friday soup of the day.  But hat's off to Taco Bell for stepping up and actually putting an ad together.  Amen Taco Bell.  Amen!

jackinthebox

OK, we have had bacon cheeseburgers elsewhere - everyone has them.  But Jack's new BLT Cheeseburger tastes a bit different.  It actually tastes more like a BLT than a hamburger.

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The sandwich is a basic cheeseburger, that's meat, cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato with a couple strips of crunchy bacon on top.  Not sure if it is the assembly order (everything is pretty much up top) or just the bacony-ness of the bacon, but coupled with the mayo and lettuce this sandwich speaks BLT to me.

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So I guess that begs a question - why not just sell a BLT and cut out the burger middleman?  Well, any JITB fan worth their salty bacon would know that Jack is all about the burgers.  And they have proven time and again, they are willing to experiment.

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Just look at that sandwich above!  Nice job, Jack.  Once again you tantalize my taste buds with an unpretentious but delicious burger.

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Image ©2012 mcdonalds.com

It's that time of year again.  As McDonald's promotional machine puts it:  "The delightfully creamy, mint-flavored shake made with McDonald’s reduced -fat vanilla ice cream, Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with real whipped cream and a cherry has been an annual limited-time menu favorite since its introduction in 1970."  Hmm.  Honestly, I have never had the desire to partake, but I have friends who obsess over this.  And this is the first year the Shamrock Shake gets placed under the McCafe umbrella.

Try it now through March 25.

 

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Image ©tacobell.com

Back in Spring 2010, Taco Bell began promoting their corporate cousin Frito Lay by installing Doritos as a side item in select Taco Bell combos.  I'll admit that back then, I had mixed emotions about that maneuver, which I saw as just another effort to deliver the least expensive "meal" possible.

But on March 8, 2012, Taco Bell takes the synergy to a whole new level with a taco shell made out of a giant Dorito.  The "Doritos Locos Tacos" are standard Taco Supremes in "a shell made from Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips".  Unbelievable?  Evidently enough people think so that Taco Bell itself had to add the phrase "Yes this is for real" to its own website.

Funny, but I don't think I object to this idea as much as serving Doritos on the side.  Gimmicky, sure, but it doesn't feel cheap.  And I might just have to give this taco a test drive when it debuts.

The GOOGLE search box on the left side of the home page now searches FastFoodSource.com exclusively.  This should make finding your favorite restaurant information easier.  Note, there will still be sponsored ads at the top of the results - I can't help that!

Just a short post today.  I found this interesting:  Tyson, the poultry giant, is now featured on Del Taco window clings.  I just saw this one advertising the Chicken Soft Taco, "Made with Tyson quality chicken."  I don't know about you, but to me this isn't a selling point and is a bit more of a distraction than anything else.

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