Why even test market the breakfast taco, Taco Bell?!? Just release it now!!1!
McDonald’s has perfected fast food breakfast. Burger King does it too. Subway got into the game a few years back and sometimes you can even find a random Wendy’s that does it. But Taco Bell does not do breakfast…until now.
Right now in California, Tennessee, and Nebraska, Taco Bells are not only open earlier than usual – but they’ve got a new special menu with a new item – the Breakfast Taco.
It’s quite simple – it has what looks like an Eggo waffle (already delicious), folded in half, with a sausage patty and scrambled eggs. Very basic, very amazing. And, not very Taco Bell like.
That’s my first issue: what, specifically, about this has anything to do with Taco Bell? It’s not a Mexican dish in the least (don’t waste my time with “Taco Bell isn’t actually Mexican food” – shut up already). In fact, you have a better chance of getting a more authentic Mexican breakfast meal at McDonald’s with their Sausage Burrito - peppers, onions, eggs, sausage and cheese in a tortilla.
Yes, technically you’ve made it into a taco shape by folding the waffle (apparently it stands on its own, which is glorious) and there’s syrup they give you to pour on top of it; but, other than that, any of the other fast food franchises could be making this already. And shame on them for not having done so.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the content of the dish. In fact, I want to eat it right now. But I can’t, unless it does well – so, since the cool thing to do these days is to post “open letters” on the Internet, I implore the people of Fresno, Chattanooga, and Omaha to not be jerks and to buy the breakfast waffle tacos at Taco Bell, en masse, so that they come to Connecticut in the near future.
Image source: Taco Bell