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Taco Bell Corp.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Top five reasons why Taco Bell won't kick Chipotle's ass

    Taco Bell has been making a serious effort lately to get a chunk of Chipotle's customer demographic and failing at it, but the Bell's new strategy to beat out Chipotle may be as ineffective as it is cunning. Taco Bell, piggybacking on its healthier Cantina Bell menu, is rolling out a new high-protei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    The top five dumbest restaurant promotions

    TGI Fridays may have ditched its servers' flair, but it hasn't completely abandoned a flair for really dumbass promotions. The chain recently announced its "Endless Appetizers" summer promo offering all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. Diners choose one appetizer and get unlimited refills; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    From Morocco to Mexico, a second helping of Cafe Society: March 17-21

    Cafe Society was busy eating its last meals for the Best of Denver 2014 this week, but didn't ignore its normal duties. In her current review, Gretchen Kurtz visits Mecca Grill, which changed owners last year and is slowly switching from the old emphasis on Lebanese food to Moroccan cuisine. In Chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Doug Mace, exec chef of CY Steak: "I'd like to see less complicated cuisine in the restaurants that hold the limelight"

    Doug Mace CY Steak 1222 Glenarm Place 720-317-2664 cysteakdenver.com BaRed 437 West Colfax Avenue This is part two of my interview with Doug Mace, exec chef of Cy Steak and the forthcoming BaRed; part one of my chat with Mace ran yesterday. Most noteworthy meal you've ever eaten: Franina Italian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Del Taco, the friend-zone Mexican fast-food restaurant

    It had been a few years since I'd cheated on Taco Bell with Del Taco -- and even then, I'd smuggled in Taco Bell sauce packets to use on my Del Taco food. It's not that I thought Del Taco was that inferior to the Bell: I'd just somehow fallen into treating it as the backup guy, the permanently frien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Captain D's is better than Long John Silver's -- but still stuck on the shore

    A lone Captain D's Seafood Kitchen somehow stays afloat in metro Denver -- at 605 South Havana Street in Aurora. But while there are four more Captains in Colorado Springs and one in Pueblo, Long John Silver's has fourteen locations in Denver alone. Why all the local love for Long John, when the Cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Five fast-food restaurants that should consider delivery service

    Burger King, perpetually stuck in the number-two fast-food burger chain slot, has made a surprising and shrewd move into the delivery business. It first tested the service in a few major cities -- New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. -- and recently expanded its delivery service to Colorado, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    First look: Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos Locos launches in Denver

    When was the last time you've uttered these words: "Thank effin god for the Colfax Avenue Taco Bell?" Probably never, and I'd never said them myself -- until yesterday, when I learned that this location at 1775 East Colfax was one of the rare locations that actually had the new Cool Ranch Doritos Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Five fast-food chains that should NOT serve breakfast

    Customers are very fortunate to have fast-food chains that offer adequate -- if not 100 percent nutritious or gourmet -- breakfast menus for those days when flipping pancakes or cracking eggs at home isn't time-efficient. And fast-food patrons are also fortunate that not every chain offers breakfast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Five fast-food trend fails of 2012 -- including the ruination of bacon!

    The past year was a titillating one for fast-food trends. Yes, 2012 brought us healthy on-the-go, as well as sticky, cheese-covered drive-thru fodder that will linger in our colons well into 2013. We've seen the fast-food versions of the good, the bad and the ugly -- good things like healthier kid's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Taco Bell unveils new design in Commerce City: Way to glow!

    I woke up yesterday and immediately thought to myself that what Taco Bell needs most right now are Cool Ranch Doritos Locos tacos, as well as new store designs that include glowing, purple LED lighting on the outside paneling. The much-anticipated taco upgrade is still in the works, but that new T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Taco John's is a heavyweight with "West-Mex" meat and potatoes

    Happy Taco Day! If you have a small amount of cash, are super-starving and in need of a seriously hefty caloric intake, Taco John's is one of the best fast-food options out there. The menu emphasizes substantial meat and potatoes, as well as sugary, fatty desserts -- and the portion sizes make Taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Tom Tancredo endorses marijuana-regulation Amendment 64

    Denver blog posts are on point. Colorado Pols on the reasons why former gubernatorial candidate and immigration reformer Tom Tancredo is supporting Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Denver PR Blog: Sprocket celebrates Park(ing) Day. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Reader: You're getting a way better deal at Chipotle

    Initially, Jenn Wohletz thought that Taco Bell's new Cantina Bell menu might give Chipotle a run for its money. But when a reader wondered how the same dishes might taste when made by a stoned teenager, she ordered the new bowls at an actual Taco Bell outlet -- and she was not bowled over. The dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Five discontinued fast-food items I want back

    It never fails: Just when I become emotionally -- and occasionally physically -- attached to a certain fast-food item, the corporate overlords snatch it away like fiendish villains in a Joss Whedon movie (or one of his TV shows that hasn't been cancelled prematurely). Okay, so some items don't sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Taco Bell's "Cantina Bell" menu may make Chipotle a little nervous

    Taco Bell is going upscale? When I heard this, I thought it was a joke -- and the Demolition Man lines were coming hard and fast. Still, it's true: Taco Bell has officially announced that it's taking on fast-casual Mexican food chains like our own Chipotle with the July 5 rollout of its "Cantina Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Ten Mexican fast-food guilty pleasures

    Mexican fare from fast-food chains usually isn't authentic, healthy or even pretty, but it's irresistible. And we all indulge from time to time -- hitting the window at Taco Bell at 2 a.m. after a night of mainlining vodka gimlets; finding any excuse to grab a sunflower-seed-stuffed veggie burrito a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Photos: No quiero Taco Bell breakfast

    J. Wohletz​Taco Bell is currently making the same mistake that gets you in trouble playing Risk: dividing your army. Taco Bell undoubtedly owns the late-night fast-food crowd, and it doesn't seem to be hurting at lunch or dinner, either. But thrusting its big burrito into the already crowded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    My top five McDonald's horror stories

    McDonald's proved this week that the road to public relations hell is paved with good intentions -- and hashtags. The company introduced a Twitter hashtag crusade, asking customers to share their happy fee-fees and heartwarmingly poignant stories about dining at McDoo's, but as with most things that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Taco Bell's free taco deal tough under Tim Tebow -- because Broncos must score two TDs

    Denver blog posts-o-rama. Things to Do in Denver When You're Broke touts Taco Bell's promise to give away two tacos with a large drink purchase the day after the Broncos score two touchdowns. C'mon, Timmy: Crank it up! At Square State, BoomerDen weighs in on the post-Christmas world. Hope I didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Fake meat to coffee crotch: Our top five favorite restaurant lawsuits

    ​Dunkin' Donuts is being sued again. Danielle Jordan, 47, a diabetic, alleges that the cup of coffee she ordered from her local DDs was laced with sugar instead of the artificial sweetener she'd asked for, and is seeking "unspecified damages" (code for a shload of coinage) after allegedly exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Exploding melons and the top five dangerous foods

    Reuters photo​China has a new crop: exploding watermelons. Apparently Chinese farmers trying to fill an increased market demand for watermelons -- it's backyard barbecue season, after all -- hosed down 115 acres of melons with the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron, causing the fruits to rand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Taco Bell asks, "Would it kill you to say you're sorry?" after beef lawsuit is dropped

    ​What can three or four million dollars buy you? A summer home in the Hamptons, a small company or, if you're Taco Bell, sweet, meaty vindication.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Reader: Taco Bell dishes up beef...or bull?

    ​While you'll find many of the meatier comments on our ongoing Denver Restaurant Week post (best DRW story wins an EatDenver deck), people are still talking about the beef (or lack thereof) at Taco Bell, which now has an ad with employees touting the 88 cent Crunchwrap Supreme. "The only beef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Taco Bell giving away ten million free tacos on Facebook

    ​Despite the lawsuit and counter-suit over allegations that Taco Bell's beef is really only 36 percent beef, the Mexican fast-food chain is feeling warm and toasty about its Facebook fans, so it's rewarding them. By giving away ten million free tacos.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Top five things Taco Bell could use to fill the other 64 percent of its "seasoned beef"

    Taco Bell has kitchens, but we dunno what's cooking​Taco Bell's beef tacos are mostly filled with meat...mostly. Or maybe not so much. That's the meaty claim in yet another fast-food lawsuit -- but this time, it's not about supersized asses or a coffee-seared crotch. And strangely enough, so f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Reader: What's your beef? Taco Bell bean burritos are great for vegans

    Vegans make a run for Taco Bell bean burritos -- hold the cheese.​An Alabama law firm has a beef with the amount of meat in Taco Bell's tacos, which has set off a stampede of claims, counterclaims and an opportunistic campaign by Mercy for Animals,, which is suggesting that the chain solve its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Taco Bell: "Thank you for suing us."

    ​This pissing match just keeps getting weirder. In light of lab tests alleging that Taco Bell's "meat" is actually only 36 percent meat, Louisiana-based law firm Beasley Allen filed suit against the Mexican fast food chain for false advertising. Angry and insistent that the claims are totally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Mercy for Animals has a solution to Taco Bell's legal woes: Go vegan

    If there's hardly any beef, then why not go vegan?​Taco Bell has been sued by Alabama-based law firm Beasley Allen, which claims the chain was using too little beef in its "beef." And because this country loves meaty litigation, Taco Bell turned around and sued right back, claiming that not on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    The great meat debate: Taco Bell has a beef with this lawsuit

    ​Yesterday, we reported that the Louisiana-based law firm of Beasley Allen had filed suit against Taco Bell, alleging that there wasn't enough beef in the taco filling to justify calling it "beef." In fact, the firm charged, the alleged "beef" contained only 36 percent meat and 64 percent exte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Where's the beef? Taco Bell sued for putting too little meat in its "meat"

    ​Where's the beef? Not in the Taco Bell tacos. At least not according to Beasley Allen, an Alabama-based law firm that has filed a class-action lawsuit against Taco Bell for misleading advertising. Its beef is the beef, or lack thereof: Allegedly, the taco filling has only 36 percent animal p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Taco Bell's new sauces take the "urrrr" out of "Fourthmeal"

    J. WohletzWho needs mild when you have fire-roasted and verde?​ Taco Bell's menu has changed over the years. There was once a Zesty Chicken Border Bowl, the bright spot on a menu that was otherwise cheap, greasy, sloppy, over-seasoned, and about as tasty as tongue-plundering a piece of newspa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    At least one Taco Bell supports California's Prop 19 to legalize marijuana

    ​A reader passed along this photo of a Taco Bell sign in California. No doubt that legalizing marijuana in the state would help business at the fast-food chain. Below is the full version of the sign.

  • Music

    August 12, 2010

    Das Racist

    Thursday, August 12, The Church, coclubs.com.

  • News

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Taco Bell founder Glen Bell Jr. joins Gidget, the chihuahua, in taco heaven

    Taco Bell founder Greg Bell Jr. and Gidget, the Chihuahua​Let us take a moment to pray praise the taco. Last July, Gidget, the talking prima donna Chihuahua best known for making Taco Bell's fast food look cute (and, at times, even edible), passed away at 15 after complications from a massiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Thanks to the Rockies' runs, Taco Bell is turning our four tacos for a dollar

    ​Yesterday, Jack in the Box was giving away two free tacos with no strings attached; today, Taco Hell Bell is giving away four tacos for one buck, with the attached string being that you've got to purchase a drink (the cheapest one is $1.72, including tax, at the Taco Bell on the 16th Street Mall) ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Cheap tacos -- if the Nuggets win big

    Last year, Adam Cayton-Holland checked out Taco Bell's deal offering four tacos for a buck from 4-6 p.m. the day after the Colorado Rockies scored seven runs. By carefully mapping out his course, he managed to secure 28 tacos -- and a severe case of heartburn. Now Taco Bell is advertising anoth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Taco Bell's free taco deal goes from a hit to a brick

    This past baseball season, I wrote "Taco Bell Giveaway a Dinger," yet another in a seemingly unending chain of hard-hitting, What's So Funny exposé pieces, which got all up in the guts of a Taco Bell promotion promising four tacos for a dollar from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the day after your Colorado Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Catch Lungs, The Roots, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY Colorado rapper Catch Lungs started get his name buzzed about in the local scene when he started working with producers SP Double and Flawless as part of the Boostwell Crew last year. After separating from Boostwell this summer, he began working on his own mixtape, Food for the Famished, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Nas

    50 Cent suing Taco Bell Last month a letter from Taco Bell addressed to 50 Cent went out to various media outlets asking 50 to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent, to help promote their menu and “Why Pay More” ad campaign. But ironically, the letter never went directly to 50, real na ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 15, 2008

    Taco Bell Giveaway a Dinger

    When the Rockies score seven runs, you can score four tacos for a buck. So make a run for the border.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008
  • Dining

    February 14, 2008

    Tokyoya Bowl & Bowl

    Bad to the bowl.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2006

    Testing Boundaries

    Okay, so John Holly's Asian Bistro in Lone Tree isn't Super Star Asian (the incredible dim sum place at 2200 West Alameda) or the old Mee Yee Lin (another incredible dim sum place that became a merely passable dim sum place with great shu mai and incredible dumpling soup after its move from West Ala ... More >>

  • Food & Drink

    March 27, 2003

    Best Midnight Snacks

    Adega Restaurant + Wine Bar

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best taco

    El Señor Sol, Villa Del Sol

  • Dining

    January 6, 2000

    A Proper Setting

    Diamond Grill tries to make the cut.

  • News

    October 18, 1995
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