With Nacho Fries, Taco Bell enters—and dominates—the French fry game

Loyalties to fast food French fries run deep. But for all the love they garner, few fast food chains have made attempts to innovate. There’s Wendy’s, which in 2010 switched to a fry made from skin-on Russet potatoes and added sea salt. But that’s about it. Burger King’s chicken fries isn’t even a fry. It seems as if…

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Pass the Combos: 18 foods you only eat while traveling

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Taco Bell to open 350 locations without a drive-thru so it can finally sell more booze

Perhaps more than any other fast food dining option, Taco Bell really depends on the drive-thru. It’s not that Taco Bell tastes better if you let it sit in a bag for a few minutes while you drive home, though, it’s that eating Taco Bell in the first place is an inherently shameful experience. Sometimes you just have…

Taco Bell’s fried chicken chalupa isn’t as outrageous as it sounds

So I’ve decided to go into the fast food menu development business. It seems pretty easy. Here are some free ideas: McDonald’s adds French fries to its Big Mac and calls it the “Pittsburgh Mac.” How about the McLandSeaAir? A Quarter Pounder with a Filet-O-Fish and McChicken patty layered in. For KFC, a fried chicken…

What fast food item was unfairly excluded from our top 10 list?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…