I think Taco Bell is trying to kill people!!!

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  1. David Ely

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    Taco Bell has been airing this ad campaign in Canada for a special when you buy 5 tacos. Fine, I can live with someone eating 5 tacos (hell, I'm even sure I've done so before).

    But ... at the end of the commercial, they actually say "or if you're really hungry, buy 50 tacos for $39.90"!!!!! What exactly is their definition of 'really hungry'? Perhaps if they think it means 'suicidal', it would make perfect sense.

    Taco Bell as population control ... who'd have thought?
     
  2. Richard Kim

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    Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where a fast food joint is offering 100 tacos for $100.

    Comic Book Guy: Yes, this should provide adequate sustinance for the Dr. Who marathon. [​IMG]
     
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    Back in the late '80s, they used to offer a 10-pack for $4 on Sundays. I'd get two. (Yes, I'm still skinny[​IMG] )

    Todd
     
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    Hey, it could be useful for a group of ten or so.

    Actually, I remember a guy from college who would go to Arby's to stock up on Wednesdays because sandwiches were 39c that day; he'd by ten, stick 'em in the fridge, and have lunch for a week.
     
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    Hey i should go eat at Taco Bell and sue them when I get fat..

    $$$$$ [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, that super-jumbo taco pack would be a really classy way to cater a dinner party and impress your guests with your generosity and good taste! :>)
     
  7. Matthew Chmiel

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    $39.90 CAN = $26.94 US

    $26.94 US / 50 tacos = $0.54

    1 taco = $0.54

    That's a ripoff, especially when DelTaco has one taco for $0.39.

    1 taco = $0.39

    $0.39 x 50 tacos

    50 tacos = $19.50 US

    $19.50 US = $28.88 CAN

    Therefore; Del Taco is cheaper than Taco Bell for 50 tacos.
     
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    taco johns used to sell a "six pack and a pound"
    six tacos and a pound of potato ole's (tater tots basically) for like 5 bucks. Tasty [​IMG]
     
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    I think most any 'fast food' would do the trick. I marvel at all the ads for OTC preparations for irregularity. Just go for fast food [​IMG]
     
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    I remember when I was in high school in the late 80's we would have eating contests to see who could eat $10.00 (US) worth of Taco Bell. Not too tough now but was very difficult back then.
     
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    One thought springs to mind.

    "Oh, my poor, poor colon..."

    [​IMG]

    Moe.
     
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    Back in school I knew these two guys that would have McDonald's cheeseburger eating contests. They would go through the drive through and ask for 50 cheeseburgers and would have to repeat the order several times. If I recall correctly the highest number one of them ate was around 35. Of course the sickening thing is all they could drink with them was Clamato. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    How about White Castle? I used to just get a pack of 20 sliders for something like 7 bucks and call it a day.[​IMG]
     

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