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Do You Believe Taco Bell Serves 'Real' Meat?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Taco Bell is responding to the class action lawsuit filed in January for false advertising about its meat. The fast food chain is fighting to withhold its reputation with a commercial stating that its meat is actually 88 percent beef and 12 percent "signature recipe."

The commercial features real Taco Bell employees certifying that their employer's meat is authentic -- even with the 12 percent of seasoning and "other ingredients" signature recipe. While the lawsuit still claims Taco Bell's meat is only 35 percent beef, which means it cannot be advertised as "beef," the company is doing its best to fire back.

Never mind the statistics, the concept of a major meat fast-food chain being sued for selling fake meat is definitely unsettling. Find out if our readers believe Taco Bell's meat is "real" or not.

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  • EOSTAR_45
    I think the same goes for all the other fast-food places. Whenever possible, we should cook our own food at home.
    3044 days ago
    I haven't eaten at TB for years but I know my DH stops by there pretty frequently - fortunately, usually for breakfast so I don't have to wonder what he is getting in the 12%. TB has to respond with something a bit more specific to reassure anyone who thinking about it what that 12% really is - if it was all spices I don't think anyone could eat it....
    3044 days ago
    The one here is nasty and has been cited by the health department more than any other restaurant. I have no desire to eat there.
    3045 days ago
    I love Taco Bell...if the 12% is soy, then it's healthier, right? emoticon
    3045 days ago
    If you are eating there, substitute refried beans for the meat. Even though it sounds fattening, refried beans aren't too bad for cals.
    3045 days ago
    I don't eat there (thank goodness) but what would that signature recipe include? SOY????? I'm sure they are not just referring to spices and such, not to make up 12%. That would be kinda high, don't you think?

    What next, aye?

    3045 days ago
    Good grief, what next?
    3045 days ago
  • ERYCA_78
    I have not ate TB since I started LC diet now I do not evenwant to eat there. How can you not have 100% real meat at all ? I confused emoticon and a bit freaked out.
    3045 days ago
    I haven't eaten at TB in years. I guess I won't be eating there anytime soon either. emoticon
    3045 days ago
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