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Taco Bell Corp.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Waffle Tacos Annoy Neighbors!

    Mexican food has a long, if not necessarily proud, history in Minnesota, so it's not surprising that some geezers are upset that the Taco Bell in their neighborhood is drawing big crowds for their new breakfast waffle tacos. How upset? They're complaining to the city council and got a lawyer. WEAK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Runs into Taco Bell On Way to Emergency Room!

    Here at Taco Bell Crime of the Week, we try to stay away from the truly tragic crimes. For instance, this past week saw the deaths of two people at Taco Bells. On the other hand, anytime anyone runs into a Taco Bell, that's weird news to us--especially if the poor sap behind the wheel was on the way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Philadelphia Screamin'!

    Philadelphia is in the news right now mostly because of a laughable piece of liberal guilt masquerading as journalism that appeared in this month's issue of Philadelphia. Taco Bell is in the news right now based in the monstrous success of their Doritos Locos tacos. And when the twain meet, it's--of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Horse Meat Found in Taco Bell Products in Europe

    It ain't Monday yet, so fans of "Taco Bell Crime of the Week!" will have to wait for their fill of wacky crimes with Enchiritos then. But a far more serious allegation has been made across the pond in Europe, where investigators say they have found horse meat in the products of Taco Bells in Britain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Taco Bell Hoax Gets Small Alaska Town 10,000 Free Tacos Flown In By Helicopter

    So the word around the town of Bethel, Alaska earlier this summer was that a Taco Bell was going to finally set up shop there. Fliers were put up around the village of 6,200 people 40 miles inland from the Bering Sea announcing the chain's imminent arrival, inviting residents to apply for a job. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Accidentally Knocks Out Friend with Chair While Assaulting Someone Else!

    The last fistfight I got into was in college, when some guys tried to kick my ass for reasons I can't remember anymore. My other friends jumped in, and everyone began wailing on each other, with us barely winning. When you're in such a scrum, you make sure to know where you kicks and punches are hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Manager Demoted for Stealing Food, Boyfriend Robs Her Taco Bell Branch!

    It's one thing to stand up for your woman's honor--but do you really want to stand up for her after she just got demoted from her Taco Bell manager job for stealing food? And do you want to do it by robbing said Taco Bell?The story comes from a place I'm going to be visiting verrrrrry soon: Crossvil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Taco Bell Sells 100 Million Doritos Locos Tacos in 10 Weeks

    If you were wondering how many people would pay money for a taco made with a Doritos shell, the answer is: a lot. Taco Bell sold 100 million of its much-talked-and-tweeted-about Doritos Locos Tacos in the last 10 weeks, the Orange County Register reports. That makes it the most successful product la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Employee Gets Mauled by Police Dog, Gets Settlement from Daytona!

    ​It's terrible being a Taco Bell employee, at least on the lower rungs. Not only do you have to deal with cheapskates, with stoners, with high schoolers, but you also run the risk of getting mauled by a police dog during your cigarette break.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Police Say Woman Buys Taco Bell Before Buying Drugs

    ​There's that wonderful stereotype of Taco Bell being the ultimate stoner food, for Taco Bell attracting blitzed people to satisfy the munchies. You rarely hear, however, about people buying Taco Bell BEFORE buying drugs--but that's what cops say happened in Middletown, Connecticut say happened.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Four Big Facts The Daily Got Wrong In Its History of the Burrito

    ​Here's to hoping my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is hitting the cultural caliente list at the right time--and it is, if you go by recent histories on Mexican food published by mainstream publications. I know Smithsonian Magazine is working on something because they called me for c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Taco Bell Testing Out Chipotle-Style Menu

    ​We reported last week that Taco Bell was adding breakfast to its repretoire of chalupas and MexiMelts®; but apparently the Irvine-based company isn't settling with just eggs and cheese in an attempt to revitalize their brand. If things go according to plan, 2012 might see the most sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Methed Out in the Drive-Thru

    ​Here at Taco Bell Crime of the Week, we get many a criminal who passes out drunk at the drive-thru window. But I do believe this weeks marks the first time I've found out about someone methed out.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Sign Collapses During High Winds!

    ​Taco Bell announced last week or so that it was cutting about 100 corporate jobs. They can make all the excuses I want, but I feel a fundamental change in the air, one akin to what took down El Torito: America is graduating from Cal-Mex to Mex-Mex. I'll, of course, TOTALLY wax poetic on the subje ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Frequent Customer Robs Taco Bell!

    ​If I ever turn to a life of stick-ups, the last restaurants I'd ever try and rob are the ones I visit all the time--in other words, you're safe, Break of Dawn, Memphis, Kareem's, Surfin' Chicken, and many more. Simple logic, right? Of course, the only part of that phrase that the average Taco Bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Man Firebombs Taco Bell Over Chalupa with Little Meat!

    ​Most of the crimes we highlight never go beyond the chronicles of the weird; others, though, go viral, as was the case last week, when word emerged that a man angry over a limp chalupa returned to a Taco Bell and actually firebombed it!

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Guy Who Called 911 on Taco Bell for Not Serving Him Tacos Speaks!

    ​A couple of weeks ago, Terry Kimball of Florida made weirdo news when he called a 911 dispatcher demanding that they help him get tacos from Taco Bell.Now, Kimball has decided to set the record straight. Yes, he was drunk that night, but there was a reason why he was so upset: he wanted SOFT taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Manager Beats Up Racist Drunk!

    ​My apologies for the five people who like this series for not having written one of these in the past two weeks, but you know how I am about loving racists who get beat down by the people they bully.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Taco Bell Hurting Because of Fake-Beef Lawsuit

    ​Remember that lawsuit alleging Taco Bell engaged in false advertising because its beef really wasn't beef? It was pretty goofy to begin with and eventually dropped, but it did bring out to the world that Taco Bell does use filler in its beef, which anyone who has eaten there in the past, oh, 80 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Illegal Towing that Leads to Reform!

    ​It's rare that a crime leads to positive reform without the victim suffering too bad, but that's what happened last week in Indianapolis, when WTHR-TV Channel 13 conducted an investigation of a tow truck company that involved them duping the bastards by leaving a news truck at Taco Bell.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    BusinessWeek: What It's Like to Work at Taco Bell

    Taco Bell​The next move for Taco Bell after shaking off that pesky lawsuit? The company has allowed a BusinessWeek reporter to work the line and write a story about what it's like to be behind the drive-thru at a Tustin Taco Bell. The article also has Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed, formerly of the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Drunk Teens and Elmo!

    ​A lot of bad crimes happened this week at Taco Bells: robberies, extortion, etc. Wish that I had more info than the following...

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: $5 Million Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Taco Bell Sells Fake Beef!

    ​In the world of taco fillings, it's Jack In the Box that legendarily doesn't offer complete beef in its taco. But a class-action lawsuit filed in United States Federal Court (Central District of California, Southern Division--that's SanTana, baby!) alleges that Taco Bell misleads consumers by adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Yum! Brands, Parent Company of Taco Bell, to Sell Long John Silver's and A & W All-American Food

    ​I know some things about old Southern California restaurant chains, but not all. I remember Pioneer Chicken (I still delight in seeing its old signs reformatted to plug a Mexican restaurant), and I also remember Bob's Big Boy. But what was A & W? I remember the root beer, but I've seen vestig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Orange County No Longer the Promised Land for Fast Food?

    ​Taco Bell, Del Taco, In-N-Out, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.--the list of fast-food chains with headquarters in Irvine is among the largest in the country. They came to our land of plenty not just because of a friendlier business environment, but also because Southern California has always offered delive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Employees Stealing Your Credit Card Info!

    ​The headline's tale is why I try not to ever use my credit card at fast-food restaurants. The dirty details after the jump!

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Oh, Calcutta!

    ​Not the Calcutta in India (now usually called Kolkata), but the Calcutta in Ohio--and you know you're in the boonies if the town your town is named after changed its names to keep modern.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Extortion, Extortion, Extortion!

    ​Not that I condemn theft in any way, but one can understand why a Taco Bell employee would try and steal money over the years--bad morale, pay, and the like. But I'm talking about a couple bucks here and there. Nearly $5,000? Either a desperate man, or stupid managers--your call!

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Bills as Fake as the Enchirito!

    ​You know times are tough when people resort to trying to pass counterfeit money at a Taco Bell. At a Taco Bell, where a bum can feast like a king for three bucks. Strange days indeed...or is it just Florida?

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Food

    flickr user jrwilliams57Raging stereotypes, delectable dishes and more of what you missed this week in Stick a Fork In It after the jump!

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​I can understand robbing a Taco Bell for money. I can understand robbing a Taco Bell for food. I can even understand robbing a Taco Bell for its trade secrets. But for a bloody print? Nothing much happening in Ohio outside of Cleveland and the Dayton Flyers, apparently. 

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    Now with new nifty logo!​We've had a couple of DUIs while driving through Taco Bell drive-thrus before, but I don't think we've ever had a combined DUI AND someone trying to order at the drive-thru window sans car. 

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​The classic philosophical question: if someone accidentally gave you thousands of dollars, would you keep it? Do you return it because the money isn't yours, or do you keep it because the person who gave it to you is a pendejo? Whenever it comes to Taco Bell, it's definitely the latter!

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​It's about time a big city gets mentioned in this column--Middle America and hick towns have been hogging up the Taco Bell crimes, you know? And the stupidity of this crime is mind-boggling: doesn't the guy know Taco Bell is the new donut shop for police officers? From Trenton, New Jersey:New Jer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    Okay, there's no logic among people who want to rob Taco Bells. But, come on: if you were to do that, why leave with nothing? And if you do leave with nothing, why return home--especially if you live in a no-name town like Neosho. Neosho? Wasn't that a Japanese game console from the early 1990s? App ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    On the Line: Executive Chef James Hamamori of Hamamori

    ​An early pioneer of the sushi conveyor belt concept in New York, James Hamamori worked at Asakuma in Los Angeles before teaming up with entrepreneur Bronnie Lee and opening the first of several Wasa Sushi outlets. Hamamori, located in the satellite wing of South Coast Plaza, followed in December ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    June 30, 2009

    Video from The Onion: Taco Bell's New Green Menu Takes No Ingredients From Nature

    The Onion has come out with what they call their "112th Annual Food & Dining Issue." One of the gems? This video: Taco Bell's New Green Menu Takes No Ingredients From Nature

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week, Part VIII

    I didn't even think there was $17,000 worth stealing at a Taco Bell. From the Cornhusker State:The former manager of a Scottsbluff Taco Bell is suspected of embezzling $17,000 from the restaurant. Jennifer Pragnell is charged with felony theft, accused of not making deposits for the restaurant on ei ... More >>

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