Not exactly a newsflash, but confirmation of long-held suspicions: only 36% of Taco Bell’s “meat filling” is actually beef. The other 64% is a variety of fillers (oat, mostly) and flavorings–a percentage too low to qualify it as “beef” according to government labeling regulations. Read more about it over at Gizmodo.
So let’s all back away from the Dollar Menu….buy real food, from real people. Not sort-of-beef from the world’s largest restaurant conglomerate, Yum Brands, parent company of Taco Bell (which also owns KFC, Long John Silver’s, A&W, Pizza Hut, as well as brands in China and worldwide).