Have you heard about Taco Bell's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion? This Tex-Mex chain announced that if any player stole a base during a game in the World Series, they'd give everyone in America a free crunchy seasoned beef taco.
Well, since Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox stole a base in the fourth inning of the second game, now anyone in America can show up at their local taco Bell on Tuesday, October 30, and get one free taco (between 2-5 pm).
Who doesn't love free stuff? Free is fabulous, and I'm a sucker for free giveaways, but just because something is free, doesn't mean it's healthy for you. Just out of curiosity, want to know how much saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium that free taco will get you? Then read more
Taco Bell is adding to the annual hype surrounding the World Series by launching its "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion. After the first base is stolen in the championship series, the company will give a free taco to anyone in the United States who wants one. According to the article from Reuters:
There has been at least one stolen base in every World Series matchup since 1990. When the first base is stolen, the unit of Yum Brands Inc. will announce a Tuesday afternoon when consumers will be able to walk into the chain's participating 5,800 outlets and ask for a free taco.
Technically no one will be stealing any tacos, as the fast food giant will be giving them away. I haven't had a Taco Bell taco in years, but looks like I'll be making an exception in the near future. What do you think? Will you steal a free taco?
Is it just me, or is there something a little bit odd about Taco Bell reopening in Mexico? In a country where a great, inexpensive taqueria is never too far away, is there really room for a fast food taco giant? Actually make that a "tacostadas" giant; the signature hardshell tacos have been renamed as a play on the word "tostada."
Hoping that they do better than last time — Mexico's Taco Bell branches opened in 1992 and closed less than two years later — they're hoping to brand themselves as a fast-food alternative that is not Mexican food. They're even including more "American" foods like french fries — topped with cheese, cream and ground beef — and soft-serve ice cream.
What do you guys think? Do you think Mexican Taco Bell will make it this round?
These beat-boxing fast food orders never cease to amaze me. I mean, how much time did these dumbasses waste to plan, write, and practice this (c)rap? In the end, they weren't even successful in scoring the food they wanted, but we all know they were just starving for attention anyway. Be prepared to crave a border run when you're done..!
Here's the scenario: You are out on a road trip with your friends so you are eating a lot of fast food. You are also watching your weight and counting calories.
When it comes to ordering fast food you want to choose the option with fewer calories....Take the Quiz
Have you ever gone to some fast food place, taken a look at the pictures on the menu and decided that, despite what you know about fast food, it looks pretty darn good? Then you order it and WTF? Is this the same meal? Well the folks over at The West Virginia Surf Report have decided to start a comparison of fast food ads vs real fast food photographs. There's a lot of debate as to whether or not this is a fair comparison (after all the ads get great lighting and color correction, so maybe the real pictures should have better lighting and color correction), however it is still pretty telling. The picture above shows Taco Bell's Nacho Bell Grande and if you ask me, no amount of lighting, color correction or soft focus lenses would make the one on the right look nearly as good as the one on the left. Some of the ads don't look nearly as terrible as the others - and some look bad no matter what, the fish fillet looks sort of odd and bland even in the ad photo - but don't take my word on it, go ahead and judge for yourself.
What do you guys think? Do you think it's fair to compare them? Is it bad for advertisers to use the images they do?
Also, this isn't the first time this has been done. In fact just last month The Consumerist ran a comparison of the Wendy's 4 Alarm Spicy Chicken ad vs a real picture.
As if trans fat are not bad enough for you, new research out of the Harvard School of Public Health has upped the stakes at how bad it really is.
Women who eat diets rich in trans fats (3.6 grams or more per day) have three times the risk of heart disease as those who don't (2.5 grams or less per day). While research had already proven trans fat is a major contributor to heart disease, the Harvard study includes an objective measure of trans fat intake (trans fat levels in red blood cells) rather than just relying on dietary information reported from participants.
To ensure you're not getting a load of trans fat in your diet, check labels and look for 0 grams of trans fat AND make sure there is no hydrogenated oils listed in the ingredients.
Kevin Federline's Nationwide commercial evidently didn't offend everyone in the fast food business. While he may have pissed off the National Restaurant Association for insulting their industry, he made a big fan over at Taco Bell. The chain's President Greg Creed even sent a letter to K-Fed praising the rapper-turned-Nationwide star and also offered him a job! Here's what it said:
Dear Mr. Federline,
First off, congratulations on your upcoming Super Bowl ad. We heard it's generating a lot of talk, particularly about working in the fast food industry.
We know you respect those who work in our business. In fact, last year you said in an interview, "My kids are going to have to learn what a real job is, what life is. You don't have it easy with me. Period. My kids are going to work at Taco Bell."
We're flattered, but obviously they're too young to work for us. So here's our offer to you: Come work for us, just for a one hour shift. We'll get you a uniform, a custom name tag and show you what a great place Taco Bell is to work. We'll even reward customers who visit that restaurant with an order of our new Carne Asada Steak Grilled Taquitos for free.
We encourage you to continue to "Think Outside the Bun" and hope you accept our tasty offer.
Taco Bell Corp.
It's doubtful that Kevin will take Mr. Taco Bell up on his offer unless he's promised more than free taquitos. He's expecting a pretty big payday from Britney and with the success of the Nationwide commercial, there will probably be more to come. Still, it would be awesome to see K-Fed in his element.
To see the uniform awaiting Kevin's arrival plus bigger versions of the pics just read more
Everyone has made a run for the border at some point or another. To make sure you're prepared for your next trip to Taco Bell, I've broken down some of the popular menu items.
You should probably stick to the Crunchy Taco's Fresco Style (no cheese) as one has 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 360 mg of sodium and 14 grams of carbs. (*The soft taco fresco style weighs in with 190 calories)
You could also go for the Chicken Gordita Fresco Style which has 230 calories, 6 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 570 mg of sodium and 29 grams of carbs.
You definitely do not want to get the Fiesta Taco Salad as it packs in 860 calories, 46 grams of fat, 5 grams of trans fat, 1800 mg of sodium and 82 grams of carbs. (*The salad without the shell still has 490 calories!)
Fit's Tip: Watch out for condiments like sour cream and baja style sauce, they will pack on the extra calories!