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Arby's Gets Into the Meal-Deal War
Arby's Gets Into
the Meal-Deal War

Arby's Gets Into the Meal-Deal War

$9 will now get you a deluxe burger, fries, and a shake—for a while

(Newser) - It's not quite the five roast beef sandwiches for $5 deal of yore (though that one did resurrect itself briefly in June ), but inflation is real, thin-walleted Americans are sick of it, and the fast-food industry is trying very hard to capitalize on that. As Quartz reports, Arby'...

Got $7? Taco Bell Wants It
Got $7? Taco Bell Wants It

Got $7? Taco Bell Wants It

'Luxe Cravings Box' joins the value-meal wars aimed at inflation-weary consumers

(Newser) - If you've been finding it hard to grab a meal for under $10, even on the fast-food circuit, Taco Bell wants a piece of your wallet this summer. CBS News reports that the Mexican-themed chain has added a new $7 value meal to its menu: the Luxe Cravings Box,...

Inside the Black Market for Taco Bell Store Art

SFGate reports on how prints commissioned 20 years ago are slipping off of walls and onto eBay

(Newser) - When artist Mark Smith pitched the idea of commissioning original work to Taco Bell executives in the early aughts, the expensive project seemed like a longshot. But they commissioned three of his abstract, Basquiat-style paintings, and prints of them began appearing in stores in 2003. Twenty years on, this story...

Final Holdout in 'Taco Tuesday' Battle Gives In

Taco Bell gets last restaurant to relinquish its trademark of the phrase

(Newser) - Taco Bell has been trying to ensure the phrase "Taco Tuesday" is available for anyone (including, of course, Taco Bell) to use, and the fast food chain notched a big win in its battle over the trademarking of the phrase back in July, when the chain Taco John's,...

Taco Bell Sued for False Advertising

Lawsuit claims Crunchwraps, Mexican pizzas don't live up to their photos

(Newser) - If you've been disappointed by your Taco Bell Mexican pizzas and Crunchwraps, you're not alone. A new proposed class-action lawsuit accuses the Mexican fast food chain of false advertising when it comes to those specific products, the Washington Post reports. Frank Siragusa launched the suit after noticing that...

A Weird Fight Over Phrase 'Taco Tuesday' Is Over

Taco John's gives up legal battle against Taco Bell

(Newser) - It was one of the more unusual trademark fights on the books, revolving around the phrase "Taco Tuesday." The chain Taco John's had it trademarked for decades, and the much larger chain Taco Bell filed a formal challenge to the trademark earlier this year, reports the Wall ...

Taco Bell on Trademark War: 'Taco Tuesday' Belongs to All

Fast-food giant asks Patent and Trademark Office to force smaller chain to give up rights to the term

(Newser) - Declaring a mission to liberate "Taco Tuesday" for all, Taco Bell is asking US regulators to force Wyoming-based Taco John's to abandon its long-standing claim to the trademark. Too many businesses and others refer to "Taco Tuesday" for Taco John's to be able to have exclusive...

Taco Bell Considering Big Change to Its Menu

Fast-food company may permanently offer fries to compete with McDonald's

(Newser) - Taco Bell may soon be asking if you want fries with your taco—and not just on special occasions. The Mexican-inspired fast-food chain is considering making fries a permanent menu item as it aims to bring in more customers for lunch. Taco Bell launched nacho fries as a limited-time menu...

Taco Bell's New Menu Items Feature 'Nostalgic' Ingredient

Giant Cheez-It cracker is the base for test-drive of limited-edition tostada, Crunchwrap Supreme

(Newser) - If Taco Bell happens to be sold out of the newly revived Mexican Pizza, no need to write a sad country song about it, as Dolly Parton might be wont to do . Instead, try the restaurant chain's two new menu items, both of which incorporate a Cheez-It cracker that'...

Dolly Parton's Love for Taco Bell Just Reached New Heights

Country music icon will star in TikTok production about fast-food chain's revived Mexican Pizza

(Newser) - Never did we think we'd be writing "Dolly Parton," "Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza," "TikTok," and "musical" in one sentence, but here we are, explaining just exactly how all those words are coming together. On the heels of the announcement that the...

If You Can Eat a Taco a Day, Taco Bell Has a Tempting Offer

Get the 'Taco Lover's Pass' via the chain's app and enjoy a taco a day for 30 days, for a total of $10

(Newser) - Could you eat a taco a day for a whole month? What if we said you could do so for just a ten-spot? If that thought (and price) appeals to you, there's a subscription you may want to check out, courtesy of Taco Bell. "Fans whose New Year'...

Taco Bell Is Bringing Back a Beloved Menu Item

Potatoes are back, baby

(Newser) - If you're one of the apparently many people who have been missing Taco Bell's potatoes since the fast-food chain stopped serving them over the summer, we have good news for you: They're coming back on March 11. Taco Bell pulled the seasoned potato bites as part of...

Taco Bell's Newest Menu Item Is Simply Intoxicating

Chain's Canadian outpost to offer 'Jalapeno Noir' red wine for $20 a bottle

(Newser) - Starting five years ago, Taco Bell crossed over into boozy beverages, offering liquor-spiked Mountain Dews and punches , margaritas, and even its first branded lager , which seem to make sense with such fare. Now the fast-food chain has an alcohol addition that's slightly more upscale (and "democratizing," per...

Taco Bell Worker Was 'Extremely Scared' of COVID. She Began CPR

Sonja Frazier helps save man's life after he passed out in Tennessee drive-thru

(Newser) - Strange things often happen at fast-food drive-thrus, but luckily for one man at a Taco Bell in Clarksville, Tenn., Sonja Frazier was working the day he drove up to place an order. People reports that on Aug. 12, Frazier and her co-workers noticed that the drive-thru line had suddenly stopped...

Taco Bell Worker Who Wouldn't Take BLM Mask Off Was Fired

Taco Bell has since apologized to Denzel Skinner

(Newser) - On June 2, Taco Bell posted a letter from its CEO noting it was "committed to being part of long-term solutions" on "racism or violence against Black people." This week, the fast-food chain took flak for that statement after an employee in Youngstown, Ohio, was fired for...

You Could Make $100K Working at Taco Bell

Parent company to offer six-figure annual salary for general managers in select locations

(Newser) - Dollar signs don't typically come to mind when one is considering a job in fast food, but during a tight labor market , Taco Bell's parent company is trying to change that. Bloomberg reports Yum! Brands will be testing out a six-figure annual salary—$100,000—for general managers...

Taco Bell Charged Them an Extra $2.18, So They Sued
Couple Sues Taco Bell Over
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Couple Sues Taco Bell Over the Fine Print in a TV Ad

They were shocked to discover their $5 Chalupa Cravings Box didn't cost $5

(Newser) - A New Jersey couple is calling out Taco Bell for what they say is consumer fraud. Nelson and Joann Estrella were each craving a Chalupa Cravings box—advertised as a Chalupa Supreme, 5-Layer burrito, crunchy taco, cinnamon twists, and a medium drink, all for $5—when they visited their local...

Taco Bell Announces Big Recall After Customer Finds Metal

2.3M pounds of seasoned ground beef has been yanked from restaurants, distribution centers

(Newser) - Yo quiero Taco Bell, but that side of metal slivers—not so much. CNN and USA Today report the fast-food chain recalled about 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef Friday from distribution centers and restaurants in nearly two dozen states after a customer says they found a metal shaving...

'Paucity of Meat' on Mexican Pizza Enrages Taco Bell Patron

Meanwhile, a missing order of hot wings from Domino's spurred a separate incident

(Newser) - Two cases of fast-food fury to report on, starting with an incident out of Spartanburg, SC, on Wednesday, when a customer at a Taco Bell drive-thru apparently didn't appreciate what the Smoking Gun calls "a paucity of meat" on his Mexican Pizza. A police report indicates that a...

Taco Bell Fans Go Loco for New Feature: Delivery

For a limited time, you can even get your grub for free if you order more than $12 worth

(Newser) - You no longer have to run for the border—the border will now come to you. Taco Bell announced Thursday that it has started offering delivery across the US, with orders able to be placed either directly on its website or via Grubhub, Business Insider reports. If you have enough...

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