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gonna have to book my flight down from KKC, i need a taco

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anyone can provide us price comparison i have not been in a us operation in awhile...how much extra are we paying in tland?

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Just now, losworld said:

anyone can provide us price comparison i have not been in a us operation in awhile...how much extra are we paying in tland?

It doesnt matter *weeping brokenly*...its Taco Bell

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Just some quick comparisons -- Taco Bell BKK vs Taco Bell Calif.

 

Pair of Taco Supremes:

BKK - 158b / $4.99

Calif. -- $4.38 (for two)

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Quesadilla:

BKK -- 119b / $3.75 (can't tell from their menu if it's cheese only or with chicken)

Calif -- $3.19 - $3.79

 

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https://www.tacobell.com/food

 

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7 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Just some quick comparisons -- Taco Bell BKK vs Taco Bell Calif.

 

Pair of Taco Supremes:

BKK - 158b / $4.99

Calif. -- $4.38 (for two)

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Quesadilla:

BKK -- 119b / $3.75 (can't tell from their menu if it's cheese only or with chicken)

Calif -- $3.19 - $3.79

 

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https://www.tacobell.com/food

 

thanks that indicates pricing is not overly inflated at all and reasonable...

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18 minutes ago, losworld said:

thanks that indicates pricing is not overly inflated at all and reasonable...

 

I agree. On the surface, the expat surcharge doesn't appear to be too bad...

 

The only thing we won't know till later this week, is how the preparation and portions compare to the U.S. version.

 

For example, the Thai version of IHOP (run by the same company behind the Taco Bell franchise here) does standard entree orders of pancakes as two pancakes, whereas the U.S. IHOPs do 4 pancakes as their standard entree order.

 

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Looks priced competitively with Sunrise Tacos, i.e. 2 beef tacos for 158 vs 3 Cowboy Tacos for 265 plus chips or beans at Sunrise.  I'll try a burrito there this week, but have the feeling I'll be going back to the Rib Eye Burrito at La Monita nearby (390 baht++).

 

We need an In-And-Out Burger on Soi Cowboy 😋

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6 minutes ago, camble said:

We need an In-And-Out Burger on Soi Cowboy 😋

 

Well, at least the "in and out" part certainly would be appropros for that location!!!  :giggle:

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BTW, for anyone who can't make it to the upcoming Taco Bell location in BKK, there's always the homemade alternative:

 

Homemade Tostadas, for example:

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Tostada shells -- available from Villa Market (taco shells also)

homemade frijoles -- made from bagged pinto beans sold at Foodland (Villa has also)

ground pork from any supermarket, stir fried with your choice of salsa or hot sauce

shredded cheese -- my favorite is Sargento brand from Villa Market

sliced jalapenos -- Mezzetta brand jars from Villa Market

 

Take the shells, top with pre-prepared frijoles and meat from the refrigerator. Heat about 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Add shredded cheese. Heat another 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Top with jalapenos as desired. Done!

 

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I see they used the phrase 'Mexican inspired'. That will cover all the chemicals saturated fats and preservatives then. 

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1 hour ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Just some quick comparisons -- Taco Bell BKK vs Taco Bell Calif.

 

Pair of Taco Supremes:

BKK - 158b / $4.99

Calif. -- $4.38 (for two)

559413632_2019-01-2218_08_45.jpg.313d28803321c31b8b02e3cd20e24f96.jpg

 

Quesadilla:

BKK -- 119b / $3.75 (can't tell from their menu if it's cheese only or with chicken)

Calif -- $3.19 - $3.79

 

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https://www.tacobell.com/food

 

Oh noooooooooooooooooo a few cents more- the 7-11 stalkers will be screaming out at this one!!!

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Crunchwrap Supreme:

 

BKK -- 119b / $3.75

Calif -- $3.59

 

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As for the menu in BKK, it appears to be a very small portion overall of the various things available at U.S. Taco Bells.

 

But on the other hand, the BKK branch is going to be serving french fries....  Whereas for some reason, Taco Bell U.S. seems to be phasing out/or has already has phased out what they called there "Nacho Fries," which apparently were pretty popular.

 

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One interesting thing I just noticed from looking closer at their restaurant menu board I snapped photos of earlier this week -- is Taco Bell BKK going to be serving BEEF as an option with their items???

 

When I took a closer look at the detail on their menu board just now, I noticed down at the bottom a list of their choices for "proteins."  There are several chicken choices, one pulled pork choice, and no mention of BEEF at all!   Could it be... a BEEFLESS Taco Bell BKK???

 

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Yet from the menu item photos of the hard shell tacos and the crunchwrap supreme, the meat depicted in those certainly "looks" like beef....

 

Please say it isn't so!!!

 

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BTW, Taco Bell BKK, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT use a version of melted Velveeta for your "cheese"!!!

 

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5 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Well, at least the "in and out" part certainly would be appropros for that location!!!  :giggle:

 

the brits arrive and usurp the franchise with 'a bit of the olde in and out'...(a famous line from Kubrick's 'A clockwork orange', who was an anglicised yank)

 

 

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