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Taco Bell Faces False Advertising Lawsuit Over "Seasoned Beef"

Do You Order Meat When Eating Fast Food?

Do you have beef with Taco Bell? At least one California woman does, as she's brought a false-advertising lawsuit against the fast food chain, objecting to the restaurant's claims to serve "seasoned beef."

According to legal documents, the product contains only about 15 percent protein; the rest consists of water, isolated oat product, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch, and sodium phosphate. Holy cow!

Parent company Yum Brands responded by saying, "Taco Bell prides itself on serving high quality Mexican inspired food with great value." They've defended their USDA-inspected beef and have insinuated plans to countersue. Do you take offense to the meat at Taco Bell and other fast food restaurants? Or will you gladly accept it as inexpensive greasy goodness?

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MeiGaku MeiGaku 5 years
i pretty can't eat fast food anymore (unless it's In-N-Out, which ONLY uses fresh beef from the front end of the cow... they butcher and package their own meat patties) because i learned how they get rid of possible bacteria and such using ammonia gas. so gross. T_T
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 5 years
I will eat "beef" at burger places but Taco Bell beef always turns me off. I usually just go with the chicken, though lord only knows what is in that lol.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
Ugghhhhh so gross. I'm just happy that i don't eat meat OR fast food. I never have to worry "is this apple made of 100% real apple, or is it 5% autolyzed yeast extract?"
amber512 amber512 5 years
I can't stand the taste of meat, but I have actually ordered it when I ate fast food. McDonald's cheeseburgers were my favorite because they are so thin and easy to disguise with toppings. Taco Bell's meat was also easy to disguise the taste of, lots of mild sauce! But I don't eat fast food anymore (can't) so I guess that's good!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 5 years
I'm not condoning Taco Bell's advertising because they do claim it's beef and it's not. But, it's not necessarily "gross." Probably many of you like Boca burgers and other veggie burgers. The ingredients for Boca burgers aren't much different: WATER, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE, WHEAT GLUTEN, CORN OIL, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF METHYLCELLULOSE, HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN, WHEAT GLUTEN AND SOY PROTEIN, SALT, CARAMEL COLOR, CHEESE POWDER, DRIED ONIONS, YEAST EXTRACT, NATURAL FLAVOR, SESAME OIL, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, BROWNED IN CORN OI
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
RIP Jack Lalanne! I've always kinda known, but not to the same extent now that we have every gory ingredient listed. It will be interesting to see how Taco Bell tries to set the record straight.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Barf! I don't ever eat fast food (unless Subway counts). It has gotten to the point where I can't even enjoy it any more if I try, so that makes it pretty easy.
techkim techkim 5 years
Oh my we have been saying that since the early 90's. Its not 100% meat at TB.
ticamorena ticamorena 5 years
it's not just about getting what you pay for, but also the culture and attitude of the food industry where you live - in the US profit matters above ALL else, so corners must be cut; fast food (or street food) in other parts of the world this is not necessarily the norm
limelindsey limelindsey 5 years
I hardly ever eat the "ground beef" at Taco Bell. Besides not really liking the sauce they put on it, it's "Grade D beef" as my sister tells it. I'm not surprised at all about all the fillers. I'm a bean burrito (green sauce please!) and tostada girl myself - both delicious!
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
This is why I don't eat fast foods!
lemuse20 lemuse20 5 years
Get the STEAK tacos. It's real. And good.
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