Call it crazy if you want, but Taco Bell may strike Dorito Loco-like gold with its Waffle Taco.
If you haven’t heard, the chain will soon release its new taco waffle nationwide.
The waffle and taco hybrid stuffed with scrambled eggs, sausage and a side of syrup could be a winner like Dorito Loco.
The chain will also roll out the A.M. Crunchwrap (scrambled eggs, a hash brown, melted cheese and bacon, sausage
or steak wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla), Cinnabon Delights, breakfast burritos, the A.M. grilled tacos, Sausage Flatbread Melt, hash browns, coffee and Tropicana Orange Juice.
Some Dayton-area Taco Bell locations already served breakfast.
The Waffle Taco has been getting the most buzz nationally. It’s weird looking, but the thought of it is sort of making me hungry. Sorry heart.
The sandwich was the top selling breakfast time item at five Southern California restaurants, where they were tested in 2013.
The chain then moved the test to 100 restaurants in Fresno, Calif.; Omaha, Neb.; and Chattanooga, Tenn. We Ohioans will be able to get our grubby paws on this feat of human engineering when nationwide sales start March 27.
Taco Bell is not the only fast food chain that used creative thinking skills last year. Below are four other menu items that stepped out of the box and may be in your arteries.
KFC, like Taco Bell a Yum Brands company, gave the world even more cause to wonder if their chicken really is chicken in April 2013 when it rolled out boneless chicken to appeal to American Millennials. The generation born after 1982 apparently prefers boneless chicken, according to Yum Brands research.
The company played up the no bones thing with its funny “I Ate the Bones” campaign.
Donut breakfast sandwich
Dunkin’ Donuts combined a breakfast with dessert with the roll out of its Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich in on National Donut Day in June 2013.
There is currently only one Dunkin’ Donuts location is the Dayton area. That restaurant is located at 7777 Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) in Miami Twp., just north of the Dayton Mall.
The chain earlier this year announced it will open 13 stores in the Dayton area. The first opening is planned for 2014.
Chicken waffle tenders
They said Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was batty when it introduced Chicken Waffle Tenders last month.
The chicken has been flying off the shelves (bad joke).
The dish merges the chicken and waffles trend in one item for people too lazy or busy to eat a piece of chicken and then a bit of waffle. Eating is so tiring.
The white meat chicken tenders are hand-battered in a waffle style coating. The $4.99 meal comes with a honey maple dipping sauce, Cajun fries and a biscuit for $5.
According to the clever commercial, it is a meal that will make your mama shout.
Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwich
Depending on your perspective, it is a very good thing or a very bad thing that there are no Carl’s Jr. restaurants in the area.
The chain released its Hand-Scooped Strawberry Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwich in July. It is exactly what the name implies. Pop tarts between ice cream.
Yep, it is considered food.
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