Taco Bell Testing Out New Waffle Tacos

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NEW YORK (AP) Taco Bell says it’s expanding its small test of waffle tacos, as it prepares to take its breakfast menu national sometime next year. The fast-food chain says the waffle taco, which includes scrambled eggs, sausage and a side of syrup, was the top seller during breakfast hours at the five Southern California restaurants where they were tested earlier this year. Now the company wants to see how it would fare on a bigger scale; the waffle tacos and a full breakfast menu will be expanded to about 100 restaurants in Fresno, Calif., Omaha, Neb. and Chattanooga, Tenn. starting Thursday. Brian Niccol, president of Taco Bell, said the idea is partly to get a better sense of how well restaurants will be able to handle the added operational pressure from the waffle tacos. ‘‘You only get one shot when you go with big items,’’ he said. Taco Bell already offers breakfast at about 850 locations in 10 Western states, and has been tinkering with new items such as the waffle taco before rolling it out to its 6,000 U.S. locations. Also being tested in the additional locations starting Thursday are a yogurt parfait and oatmeal.

Delicious. 10. I haven’t even tried one yet and I know its scrumptious. You know why? Because waffles are spectacular. Find me one person who doesn’t like waffles. Can’t do it. Maybe some people prefer pancakes over the waffle, which is understandable. But there’s no one out there that dislikes waffles. Thick, fluffy soft carby goodness. There’s nothing not to like.

So a waffle breakfast burrito is just like your standard breakfast wrap except a million times better because it involves a waffle. Doesn’t take a genius to understand this is going to be a fucking fantastic idea. To be honest I don’t think this should be limited to a breakfast event. They should continue with their normal tacos and burritos and just use waffles. Like a Cheesy Gordita Crunch wrapped in a waffle instead of a pita? Sign me the fuck up. Slice a waffle in two the long way and make a quesadilla instead of using tortillas? Boom. Delicious. Basically anytime theres bread involved, turn it into a waffle. I might just open my own fast food joint with that premise. Just steal all the other classics from other fast food places – Big Mac’s, Whoppers, Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers, etc etc – and make them with waffles.

PS – Ice Cream Waffle dessert at Rockwells in Pelham, New York. One of the best desserts of all time.

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