Pranks a lot, April Fools' Day food jokesters
April 1st, 2014
12:10 AM ET
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

For some people, April 1 is just another day. Others see a world of possibilities on April Fool’s Day. You can make this the day to: Install an air horn as a door wall protector, or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish. Then there are the food-inspired pranks. For instance, replacing Oreo cream filling with toothpaste, or experimenting with mayonnaise-filled doughnuts. (Thanks to boredpanda.com for these inspirations.)
 
Of course, I want to hear any brilliant April Fool/Food jokes that anyone has perpetrated. In the meantime, let’s salute some truly epic ones.
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Taco Bell dumping kids meals
July 23rd, 2013
11:31 AM ET
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Taco Bell announced Tuesday it has become the first national fast food chain to drop its kid's meals, saying it will discontinue the toy and food combos at some locations this month and across the brand by next year.

"Kid's meals and toys simply no longer make sense for us to put resources behind," said Greg Creed, chief executive officer of Taco Bell, in a statement early Tuesday. He added that the move will have an "insignificant impact on sales."
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June 4th, 2013
07:30 AM ET
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Update: In response to the viral photo of an employee seeming to lick a stack of taco shells, Taco Bell has released a statement that says, in part:
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July 10th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
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Grabbing some Taco Bell is an easy task for most Americans but for the residents of Bethel, Alaska it is a four hour journey to the nearest town. Needless to say, most people in Bethel were super-excited when signs popped up announcing that a Taco Bell was coming to their town this July.

Alas, it was all a hoax and Bethel’s taco dreams came to an abrupt halt. But there is more to the story.
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April 20th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
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A lawsuit alleging that Taco Bell's beef has insufficient cow-based content has been dropped, but as it turns out - many readers figured it was nacho problem anyhow. From our lunchtime poll on the topic:

Will this lawsuit stop you from going to Taco Bell?

Heck no! It still tastes awesome. 44.37%
I didn't go to Taco Bell in the first place. 23.97%
It's off my list until this gets resolved. 13.39%
I just don't eat fast food, anyway. 9.98%
I'll go - but skip the "beef." 6.45%
Other (please share below) 1.84%
Total Votes: 18,175

In other news, Taco Bell's "Volcano Burrito" has been found to be 100 percent lava and ash free. Whatta world, I tell ya. What a world.

Podcast – Out to Lunch: Tacos beyond the box and Bell

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January 28th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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Taco Bell is steaming mad over a lawsuit alleging that its beef isn't beef, and replied with promises of a counter-suit in an ad slamming the claim as "absolutely false."

In a full-page ad appearing in prominent newspapers on Friday, Taco Bell proclaimed, "Thank you for suing us."

"Our reputation's been falsely tarnished," said Greg Creed, Taco Bell's president. He told CNNMoney that he's meeting with outside counsel to possibly take legal action on these "egregious" accusations against his beef.

Read Taco Bell: 'Thanks for suing us' on CNN Money

Previously - Lunchtime poll – Does Taco Bell's beef blending bug you?



Lunchtime poll - Does Taco Bell's beef blending bug you?
January 26th, 2011
12:15 PM ET
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The Volcano Burrito isn't the only thing getting Taco Bell executives hot under the collar these days. As we mentioned earlier today, a class action lawsuit claims that customers are misled by the chain's practice of representing to consumers that its restaurants serve "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" filling in its products, when the percentage is actually around 35 percent.

The company's President and Chief Concept Officer Greg Creed is 100 percent cheesed off, posting on Taco Bell's website that:

"At Taco Bell, we buy our beef from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson Foods. We start with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef. Then we simmer it in our proprietary blend of seasonings and spices to give our seasoned beef its signature Taco Bell taste and texture. We are proud of the quality of our beef and identify all the seasoning and spice ingredients on our website. Unfortunately, the lawyers in this case elected to sue first and ask questions later - and got their "facts" absolutely wrong. We plan to take legal action for the false statements being made about our food."

Said ingredients include water, isolated oat product, salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, oats (wheat), soy lecithin, sugar, spices, maltodextrin, soybean oil (anti-dusting agent), garlic powder, autolyzed yeast extract, citric acid, caramel color, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), natural flavors, yeast, modified corn starch, natural smoke flavor, salt, sodium phosphate, less than 2% of beef broth, potassium phosphate and potassium lactate. Is your mouth watering yet?

It's not as if the chain's use of the terms "beefy" and "taco meat" are anything unusual in the food world. "Chocolatey," "cheesy," "cheese food" and other non-regulated descriptors are used to skirt legal technicalities all the time in the wild, woolly world of food marketing. When it comes to this particular legal beef, though, are you cowed?

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January 26th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
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January 25th, 2011
11:15 AM ET
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Where's the beef? According to a class action lawsuit filed by the Beasley Allen law firm out of Montgomery, Alabama, it's certainly not in Taco Bell's "taco meat filling."

The "seasoned ground beef" contains less than 35 percent beef - the other 65 percent of the meat-like mixture is: water, isolated oat product, salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, oats (wheat), soy lecithin, sugar, spices, maltodextrin, soybean oil (anti-dusting agent), garlic powder, autolyzed yeast extract, citric acid, caramel color, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), natural flavors, yeast, modified corn starch, natural smoke flavor, salt, sodium phosphate, less than 2% of beef broth, potassium phosphate and potassium lactate.

Whew, did you get all that? Oh, there's also caramel color and natural smoke flavor added.

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