Burger King Goes Nationwide With Their $1 Tacos And A Lot Of People Have Questions For The Fast Food Chain
If you want a real Mexican taco, you don’t go to Taco Bell.
But if you want a reliably tasty American-style hard-shell fast-food taco, you go to Taco Bell.
So when we heard that Burger King was bringing back its tacos, we naturally wondered how they compared with Taco Bell’s tacos. At $1, Burger King’s Crispy Tacos have the potential to pose a threat to Taco Bell’s Crunchy Tacos, which are $1.49.
But turns out Taco Bell has nothing to worry about.
Burger King announced the nationwide launch of their $1 taco on Wednesday.
Yup, Burger King is being weird again. However, unlike when it tweeted cryptic messages and unleashed alarmingly colorful burgers, this is the supposedly good kind of weird. The Whopper slinger announced that it’s adding a taco to its nationwide menu. Yes, a taco… at Burger King.
No, this isn’t some weird IHOP nonsense where Burger King is going to show you a burger and call it a taco. The Crispy Taco is hitting BK menus nationwide for just $1, and you can get it now (it will cost a little more in Hawaii and Alaska). The menu item features seasoned beef, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, and taco sauce, all encased in a crispy tortilla shell.
And the reviews of this supposed taco are already rolling in.
With one reviewer saying: “I’d like to believe I’m not picky about my fast food choices. I didn’t go to Burger King with grand expectations on what a $1 taco would taste like. I expected seasoned ground beef, a crispy shell that wasn’t filled quite right but had a reasonable enough meat-to-tortilla ratio, some identifiable cheese, taco sauce, and lettuce. That’s what was advertised, at least. What I got was a bizarre, sludgy, half-filled taco with translucent chunks of lettuce spilling out. The ground meat mixture was so overly processed that biting into it felt like eating a meat paste — like a wet, uncooked sausage without the casing. It’s perplexing because BK could easily use leftover ground beef from their burgers, hit it with some taco seasoning, and stuff it into their tacos. It makes me curious about what I’m actually biting into — unless it is burger meat that’s been blended beyond recognition.”
Yea, that doesn’t sound great.
Some of the reviews are down right savage…
Like this one that called out the taco filling for how it looked – like canned dog food. I don’t think that’s the look that Burger King was going for.
I mean the tacos are so bad people are like mad confused.
Though as this Twitter user pointed out, maybe they just missed the mark because it wasn’t #TacoTuesday…?
Even people on Snapchat were sharing their Burger King taco horror stories.
And yea, if I got a taco like that, I’d be making that exact same face and probably a lot worse.
People seriously took to Burger King’s original tweet just to tell them how gross their tacos really were.
You know things are bad when people who don’t even use social media take to social media to come for a brand…in this case…Burger King.
Many urged the burger chain to stick to what they already do – burgers!
There are all sorts of brands these days wanting to capitalize on Latino culture, including our food. In fact, several major fast food chains already offer rough versions of traditional Mexican classics (looking at you Jack In The Box). So it’s not too surprising that now the classic burger chain, Burger King, is getting in on the action.
While others pointed out the obvious…
The obvious being that you kind of deserve a bad taco if you’re going to Burger King expecting a good one.
Even if they’ve tried the tacos, people are still wondering what they just saw.
People are not having it.
Considering that Burger King briefly rolled out a similar beef taco nine years ago, this menu item might also have a certain nostalgia factor for some customers. And if the tacos are a big hit, perhaps Burger King will consider bringing more bringing back more oddball junk foods from years past. (Hopefully, the Whopperito will stay locked safely in the vault.)
The dollar tacos are landing on menus nationwide starting this week for an unspecified limited time.