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Taco Bell Debuts Three New TOASTED Breakfast Burritos

Taco Bell has carved a lane for themselves in the fast food breakfast game by continually introducing new items to its morning menu since its launch in 2014. Keeping this momentum, The Bell will roll out three new breakfast burritos on March 12: the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito, the Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito and the Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito.

Shown in our newest News Bites, the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito keeps it true to Taco Bell by using its signature nacho cheese along with a classic combo of egg and sausage, and only costs $1.

The Hash Brown Toasted Breakfast Burrito is carried by an entire hash brown patty inside of it, but also has eggs, a three cheese blend, and your choice of sausage or bacon.

The Grande Toasted Breakfast Burrito is a beast of a burrito. It comes with eggs, a three cheese blend, fresh pico de gallo, potato bites, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or steak — making it one of the most hefty and most satisfying things on the breakfast menu.

Now, Taco Bell has indeed had breakfast burritos before, but this is their first time introducing this toasted burrito lineup. And, realistically, crisping up the tortilla and melting the cheese automatically makes any breakfast burrito 50% better, at the very least. Trust me, this math is tried and true, so I’m here for the toasting.

Like anything at The Bell, what’s actually listed as the ingredients on the menu won’t limit customization. So, naturally, resident Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth got a tip to put the Cinnabon Delights inside the burritos, to which he immediately obliged. Lo and behold, out came three breakfast burritos brimming with those lustfully sweet balls of cinnamon. Don’t ask why, just do it.

If you want to peep what a breakfast burrito looks like with Cinnabon Delights stuffed inside it, or just want to catch a view of the new items, check the video embedded above.


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Taco Bell Offers Cinnabon Donut Holes Filled with Cinnabon Frosting

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Taco debuted their new Cinnabon Delights, offering fast foodies yet another dessert option. The new  treats are coated with Makara cinnamon mixed with sugar and filled with a special Cinnabon frosting. So not only can you get your Grilled-Stuft Nacho at the drive-thru, but you can top it off with some Cinnabon Delights. Because this is Mexican food.

The Cinnabon Delights come in a pack of four with a total of 260 calories a serving, 15 grams of fat and 16 grams of sugar.

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Taco Bell Breakfast — Everything You Need To Know About FirstMeal

With Taco Bell now officially launching their breakfast menu in 10 western states, we’re here to shed some light on the taco giant’s early morning offerings. Through an official press release, we now know the organized breakfast menu will operate under the name ‘FirstMeal™’ a fun concept juxtaposition to their late night branding of ‘Fourth Meal’.

Back in September of 2011, we caught a whiff of a local Southern California Taco Bell location toying with the breakfast menu, and last week we confirmed the FirstMeal name and the menu items that would be available. As of yesterday, January 26th, 750 stores across 10-western states including California, Arizona and Colorado began serving the 11-item breakfast menu.

The fast food breakfast arena is a crowded one, and it looks like Taco Bell, albeit a powerhouse in the fast food game, definitely saw fit to partner with several key breakfast brands to attack the market in a serious way. Included in the menu are the likes of Johnsonville®, Cinnabon®, Tropicana and Seattle’s Best Coffee.

The full FirstMeal™ menu, in order of price: Sausage or Bacon and Egg Burrito, Hash Browns, Seattle’s Best Coffee® ($1.49 cents); Cinnabon Delights™ ($1.49), Tropicana Orange Juice ($1.49), Johnsonville® Sausage and Egg Wrap ($1.79), Seattle’s Best Coffee® Premium Vanilla or Mocha Iced Coffee ($1.99), Steak and Egg Burrito ($1.99), Grande Skillet Burrito ($2.79). Three combos will be offered, all for $3.99, which includes a drink and hash brown. Prices and items may vary at participating locations.

Time is a factor, and we experienced a tragic first Taco Bell breakfast run a few months back, showing up just minutes after the 11AM breakfast deadline. That’s right, breakfast will be served from 8 or 9AM until 11AM daily. Showing up at 11AM for some breakfast burritos? Better hope somewhere else is serving them.

Before the 750-store rollout, Taco Bell tested their FirstMeal options in over 150 stores in four markets, and Taco Bell’s Brian Niccol, the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer mentions that the breakfast launch is beginning in the west, “where people grew up with breakfast burritos,” and that he hopes to reach a national audience in the future.

Our friends at the OC Register have compiled a list of all the locations currently serving breakfast, if you want to be absolutely sure before you set your alarm any earlier than normal.

What do you guys think of Taco Bell’s breakfast offerings? Awesome? Boring? Lacking? Just right? Not what you expected?

Let us know in the comments!

 

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A Look at Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu

Drake’s new song Headlines has a lyric that reads “I’m floatin’ in and out of consciousness,” it’s almost as if he was talking about the new Taco Bell Breakfast Menu. Why do I say that? Well, the restaurant has never had a permanent breakfast menu that they felt strongly enough about to give a full-fledged marketing push, let alone make available systemwide.

The result? A sporadic issue of different breakfast menu items, year after year, never really finding an identity the way McDonald’s has with their breakfast offering, or even Del Taco has with their permanent breakfast menu. The OC Register has a piece on what Taco Bell breakfast looked like back in 2009, NRN shows you what it looked like in 2010, and we’re here to show you what it looks like in 2011:

Could this be the breakfast menu that Taco Bell sticks to? A conglomerate of name brands in a feeble attempt to bring a cohesive menu offering to their customers? Johnsonville, Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tropicana orange juice? It honestly looks like we’re peering down a grocery isle instead of gazing at a complete and confident breakfast menu. For Pete’s sake, Taco Bell is the world’s largest Mexican food chain as well as being one of the biggest fast food chains period, will they ever get it right?

Breakfast ends at 11 a.m. The Iced Coffee, both flavors, were good, albeit expensive for the quantity allotted. The Johnsonville Sausage & Egg Wrap is deceivingly undersized, and the only burrito on the menu of the three we tried (completely forgot to order the Grande Skillet Burrito) that was worthy of being discussed was the Steak & Egg Burrito.

Food is subjective, so if you find a Taco Bell in your area testing out a breakfast menu, definitely do your own research, you might like what you see. Until then, here’s a look at what the menu items look like in real life, outside of the fancy photoshopping of their marketing team:

Taco Bell Breakfast

Sausage & Egg Burrito

Steak & Egg Burrito

Taco Bell Iced Coffee

Hash Brown and Bacon & Egg Burrito

 

Johnsonville Steak & Egg Wrap