If life is about simple pleasures, does the return of Taco Bell's chili cheese burrito qualify? I don't know if it's nationwide, but they've returned on a wave of marketing around here. It was my favorite menu item a decade ago, until lack of counter space in the kitchen eliminated chili from a supposedly "Mexican" restaurant. There have been campaigns to bring it back, but I didn't think they would work. Let's just say I know where I'll pick up dinner a few times this month.


Two Replies to Cheesed

Scott Hardie | November 11, 2007
And yeah, I know Taco Bell is not really Mexican food. But come on.

Kelly Lee | November 11, 2007
*crosses fingers in hopes of them bringing back the fajitas*


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