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33 minutes ago, fforest1 said:

Its damm hard to find any restaurant in Thailand that serves beans..... 

 

I don't know of any/many Mexican restaurants in BKK that don't serve beans (frijoles) as part of their menu. (Taco Thailand, of course, is a sad exception to that...)

 

Sunrise Tacos does, La Monita does, pretty sure Tacos and Salsa does. Same with Charlie Brown and El Diablo's.

 

I don't know that any of them offer just a plain beans (frijoles) burrito on the menu because they're restaurants, not cheapo fast food. But I think most or all offer frijoles or other styles of beans as a side dish or as a filling/ingredient in other entrees.

 

Sunrise, for example, uses frijoles in their huevos rancheros, nachos, Mexican pizzas, as a side with chiliquiles, flautas and fajitas, and inside most of their burrito choices.

 

And then you can also get their frijoles or black beans as standalone side orders.

 

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TallGuyJohninBKK  

 

Thanks......But its just a insult that Taco Bell ( as in Mexican food) (Mexican food as in BEANS) serves no Beans......

 

I was excited about Taco Bell maybe opening a branch in Pattaya soon....Now I dont give a rats-ass........

 

Thailand has about a zillion stands selling Shish Kabobs with chicken and lettuce......Does Thailand really need a Taco Bell chicken and lettuce burrito?........Nope..... 

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No beef, no beans ... Thaico Bell. 

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15 minutes ago, Damrongsak said:

No beef, no beans ... Thaico Bell. 

I was Thailands #1 Taco Bell fan....Now I hope the go out of business..

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16 minutes ago, Damrongsak said:

 Thaico Bell. 

 

You say Thaico Bell... I say Taco Thailand...

 

The important part is, neither of us are saying "Taco Bell"!!!

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"Where's the beef?"  Great Wendy's commercial from years back ...

 

 

Being a vegetarian, about the only thing I eat from their menu is the bean burrito.  One burrito and about 20 packs of "hot" sauce is a nice snack.  If I plan ahead, I'll take some toasted and ground Thai chili pepper with me.

 

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Seen the queue of people, unreal. Free beer is the only reason I would join that line.

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Please change the name of this thread to Very Bad news to Taco Bell fans....

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No Chain restaurant opening in Thailand has ever had as much good will that Taco Bell had behind them....Their success was almost guaranteed 100%....

 

But now it looks like they are doomed to failure..... They will say Thailand does not like Mexican food.....Sorry dip shits Thailand loves Mexican food with BEANS AND BEEF.......

 

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4 minutes ago, fforest1 said:

No Chain restaurant opening in Thailand has ever had as much good will that Taco Bell had behind them....Their success was almost guaranteed 100%....

 

But now it looks like they are doomed to failure..... They will say Thailand does not like Mexican food.....Sorry dip shits Thailand loves Mexican food with BEANS AND BEEF.......

 

It's interesting that in the many times over the years I have been in any of the Sunrise Taco locations, there seem to be more Filipina waitresses than Thai, and I always assumed it was because the clientele was mostly foreign (better English skills). And, it is true that Thais who have not traveled to the US or otherwise been exposed to Mexican type food do not normally try it.  

 

Taco Bell took forever to open in Thailand and opened with a splash. I hope they get their act together and realize no beans/no beef = no customers.

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49 minutes ago, keemapoot said:

It's interesting that in the many times over the years I have been in any of the Sunrise Taco locations, there seem to be more Filipina waitresses than Thai, and I always assumed it was because the clientele was mostly foreign (better English skills). And, it is true that Thais who have not traveled to the US or otherwise been exposed to Mexican type food do not normally try it.  

 

Taco Bell took forever to open in Thailand and opened with a splash. I hope they get their act together and realize no beans/no beef = no customers.

 

In the case of Taco Bell, I believe the lady who owns the company behind the Taco Thailand franchise is married to a Filipino guy. And they likewise have some Filipino staff at their IHOP outlets here... But I agree, I'm sure it's partly rooted in the fact that they want some EN speaking proficiency in those kinds of food outlets.

 

BTW, I think the owner of Sunrise may also be married to a Filipina....

 

PS - Just to be clear, it's NOT Taco Bell (the U.S. company) that opened a location here. It's a Thai company owned by a member of the super-rich Mahagatsiri family that paid to acquire a Thailand franchise for opening Taco Bells here. Same with IHOP, Krispy Kreme, Cinnabon, Jamba Juice and Pizza Hut U.S. franchises that they also hold here.

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1 hour ago, fforest1 said:

No Chain restaurant opening in Thailand has ever had as much good will that Taco Bell had behind them....Their success was almost guaranteed 100%....

 

But now it looks like they are doomed to failure.....

 

Dunno about that dire prediction. But I will note the following, for whatever it's worth...

 

I've been keeping tabs with the Taco Thailand FB page since the day they opened. And based on those FB poster reviews, FB somehow automatically determines an overall review rating by customers based on a 0 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best.

 

On the day Taco Thailand opened, based on customer comments on FB, they had a 2.6 rating. A day or two later, it had fallen to 2.3. And now as of today when I look, it's down to 2.2 -- which is a pretty poor rating for a brand new, long-awaited restaurant that's just opened.

 

Now admittedly, the review scores are only based on those who post and comment, and probably the unhappy customers are more likely to complain and post than the happy ones... But still, 2.2 is really poor. And one of the interesting things to note when reading all the comments is it's not just farangs complaining about the lack of beef and beans, but a lot of Thai posters as well. So we're not alone in this.

 

Maybe Taco Thailand will be able to gut it out with their current menu once the typical Thai "opening phase" queue crazy wears off as it always does. Or maybe they'll come to their senses and change/augment their menu on their own.  But either way, they're clearly losing out and alienating a sizeable portion of their potential customer base with their current approach.

 

 

 

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http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/food/2019/01/29/cowed-by-social-media-bangkok-taco-bell-to-add-beef/

 

Now Taco Bell says they will have beef.....Thats a improvement but please get beans too and you will have a home run......

 

Bean burritos is by far the best thing at Taco Bell..... 

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2 hours ago, fforest1 said:

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/food/2019/01/29/cowed-by-social-media-bangkok-taco-bell-to-add-beef/

 

Now Taco Bell says they will have beef.....Thats a improvement but please get beans too and you will have a home run......

 

Bean burritos is by far the best thing at Taco Bell..... 

frijoles are hard to make from scratch and time consuming...maybe the TB parent company has got a 'frijoles mixture' that they can ship out from the US, just add water, etc...sorta like falafel mix...

 

when I was working in the ME there was always canned frijoles available in the supermarkets and when I'd come home to Thailand on leave I bring a few cans in my luggage...substitute fresh arabic bread for flour tortillas and bob's yer uncle...whip up some sauce in the blender from toms, onions, cilantro and fresh chiles, etc...

 

'ick! uncle tutsi what is that mess???' 'itsa bean burrito, very famous in falangland, have some...' and then the thai niece pretends to barf...

 

 

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