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Just now, racyrick said:

Stop it-you're killing me!!

I live in Khon Kaen and we have nothing here except Mc D and KFC.

PLEASE, somebody send me some Taco Bell and Texas Chicken--PLEASE!!

Oh forgot, no beef and no beans maybe not TC--oh what the hell TC too!!  PLEASE!!

 

The KK area Thais from my experience tend to be pretty good beef eaters.... Same with Sakon Nakhon and other areas of Isaan. Sakon Nakhon, of course, is home to Thailand's pretty decent Thai-French beef industry.

 

Taco Thailand has said they plan to open a bunch of outlets, though as far as I know, they haven't specified where... Go on their FB page, and tell them you want a Taco Thailand in Khon Kaen! 

 

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On 2/13/2019 at 11:55 AM, fforest1 said:

Give it time the newness will wear off and the lines will go down...Way down....

Me and a friend have made a pact; whatever it takes, we'll eat it. Taco Bell will go down never.

 

You're welcome, Thailand. 

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2 minutes ago, mogandave said:

Pizza Hut and Dominos both completely different as well

 

I think the Thai company behind Taco Thailand also is the Thai franchise holder these days for Pizza Hut, and quite a few other U.S. oriented food outlets including IHOP that now exist here...

 

But at least at their IHOP restaurants here (same company), you can actually go and order pancakes and have choices of pancakes that reasonably resemble their U.S. menu...

 

It's not like you go the IHOP here, and they tell you, yes, you can have our pancakes, but your only topping choices are som tam or flossed pork, because, we've done our market research and we know what Thai customers want when they go to an International House of Pancakes!!!

 

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9 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

The KK area Thais from my experience tend to be pretty good beef eaters.... Same with Sakon Nakhon and other areas of Isaan. Sakon Nakhon, of course, is home to Thailand's pretty decent Thai-French beef industry.

 

Taco Thailand has said they plan to open a bunch of outlets, though as far as I know, they haven't specified where... Go on their FB page, and tell them you want a Taco Thailand in Khon Kaen! 

 

Duke's is pretty good in KK...

 

Domestic beef has certainly improved since I've been here...

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8 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

Duke's is pretty good in KK...

 

Domestic beef has certainly improved since I've been here...

 

I wouldn't mind if Taco Thailand were to use TF ground beef for their promised future beef product.

 

But I got the impression they're probably going to look for some imported beef, and perhaps can find something cheaper to sell than what local TF beef would be... After all, it's only going to end up as ground beef... not steaks!

 

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6 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I wouldn't mind if Taco Thailand were to use TF ground beef for their promised future beef product.

 

But I got the impression they're probably going to look for some imported beef, and perhaps can find something cheaper to sell than what local TF beef would be... After all, it's only going to end up as ground beef... not steaks!

 

I don't think there is any real reason to assume they will actually start selling beef.  There will likely be a reevaluation of their decision based on sales over a period of time.  They might or they might not. 

 

As for beans, I don't think it's going to happen.  Taco Bell Thailand is dead to this vegetarian.  

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Personally, I'd like to see decent fish and shrimp tacos. 

 

Beef and beans would be nice, but not really a deal breaker for me.

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9 minutes ago, ricklev said:

I don't think there is any real reason to assume they will actually start selling beef.  There will likely be a reevaluation of their decision based on sales over a period of time.  They might or they might not. 

 

 

Maybe you missed it... The guy who's the head of the Thai family behind the Taco Thailand franchise here posted on his personal Instagram page, about a week after their opening, saying that they had decided to add beef to their menu in response to customer requests... And they would do so as soon as they could locate an appropriate supplier. But he didn't give any specific timeframe. And no mention of beans.

 

There were various EN language media articles on his TH-language beef announcement at the time, including from Khaosod EN.  But the guy didn't do any version of that announcement in EN as far as I know, and Taco Thailand hasn't made any mention of it on their FB page as yet, AFAIK. Probably, they don't want to announce any further until they're actually ready to expand their menu...

 

Otherwise, they'd probably just end up inviting more heaps of scorn from the beef and bean loving Taco Bell fans hereabouts, Thai and farang alike!  :biggrin:

 

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9 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

Personally, I'd like to see decent fish and shrimp tacos. 

 

Beef and beans would be nice, but not really a deal breaker for me.

 

I'd go for that... as an additional option... just like beef should have been from the beginning.

 

Sunrise Tacos has always had some halfway decent batter fried fish tacos, and I often seemed to end up ordering them over their other protein options for tacos...  Except for carnitas, which always would be my first choice if offered.  :sleepy:

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3 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I'd go for that... as an additional option... just like beef should have been from the beginning.

 

Sunrise Tacos has always had some halfway decent batter fried fish tacos, and I often seemed to end up ordering them over their other protein options for tacos...  Except for carnitas, which always would be my first choice if offered.  :sleepy:

Well, you could have carnitas at Taco Bell if you weren't boycotting them...

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17 minutes ago, ricklev said:

 

As for beans, I don't think it's going to happen.  Taco Bell Thailand is dead to this vegetarian.  

 

BTW, in one of my several DM exchanges with Taco Thailand on their FB page over the weeks, I at one point gently and politely prodded them over the lack of vegetarian choices on their menu, and pointed out that adding beans and bean burritos would at least be a step in that direction.

 

And, their response was to point out that they offer cheese quesadillas on the menu, to which I responded by pointing out that a lot of people who don't eat meat also choose not to eat dairy products.... So the cheese quesadilla really wouldn't work for those folks...

 

They didn't seem willing to engage on the vegetarian issue much beyond that... Apparently, their market research has also informed them that Thais aren't interested in vegetarian choices either!!!  :biggrin:

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Just now, Yellowtail said:

Well, you could have carnitas at Taco Bell if you weren't boycotting them...

 They're not doing carnitas... they're doing another variety of pork.

 

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Just now, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 They're not doing carnitas... they're doing another variety of pork.

 

Well they call it "Pulled Pork Carnitas" on the menu, haven't tried it, but the ground pork and chicken I thought was good.

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1 minute ago, Yellowtail said:

Well, you could have carnitas at Taco Bell if you weren't boycotting them...

 

I'll go there to try their food once they add EITHER beef or beans to their menu, and not until then...

 

All along, I've been very clear here in what I've said here. I've never complained or said one word about the food they ARE serving, because I haven't eaten it.

 

I've ONLY complained about the food they're NOT serving, and the absence of that renders their outlet something other than a Taco Bell IMHO.... 

 

But at least now, they've promised to begin remedying that with beef, despite what their market research told them.

 

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