4/19/10 10:00 pm - an_argument - taco bell rant
i've never been very good at ordering at taco bell. yunno why? because i never know what to order.
it would be one thing if they just had typical mexican fare. burritos, tacos, quesadillas...but the majority of their dishes are things that they've invented and given a clever "spanish-sounding" name. like the new tortada. one would think that it would be a spanish variation of a torte, like a cake type thing. but no, it's some kind of weird taco sandwich wrap quesadilla thing invented by taco bell. same thing with the enchirito, which is entirely an invention of taco bell.
and the chalupa. it's not the traditional mexican chalupa, it's taco bell's unique blending of tortillas and excessive amounts of cheese and other things. the gordita has also been adapted in the same way.
and the thing that makes this most frustrating is that their menus NEVER HAVE PICTURES. mcdonalds, burger king, kentucky fried chicken, lots of other fast food restaurants, they all at least have PICTURES of their culinary inventions. so i'm left standing in the restaurant looking at this menu wondering what all of these "spanish-sounding" foods are.
and if you ask the cashier what a particular item is, their answer is of no use. basically everything on the taco bell menu is the same ingredients wrapped in a tortilla, so this response doesn't help much.
but then again, if everything on the menu is more or less the same, i suppose i don't really need to know the difference between a gordita and a tortada and a chalupa and an enchirito, do i?