Ruminations of a Taco-Obsessed Philly Native

Paul Mathieson says that popular fast food chain Taco Bell offers Southwestern style foods in outlets across the country. For years, people have been happily enjoying the many kinds of meals that Taco Bell provides for their customers. This includes items such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos and nachos. A typically meal at Taco Bell will include a main dish, toppings customized to the user’s taste and a drink on the side. The chain has also experimented with providing their customers all kinds of new tastes in addition to their old favorites. Over the years, they have offered customers many new and unexpected tastes.

The chain has recently announced it will continue with this tradition by offering a new taco shell for customers to sample. Customers dining at Taco Bell will now be able to enjoy taco shells made from Fritos. Fritos are a highly popular snack that many Americans enjoy. These crisp chips are consumed by those looking for a quick snack during the day. The new tacos at Taco Bell will offer customers the chance to enjoy a taco that has a crust that is made from fritos. Taco Bell officials expect that customers will embrace this new taste sensation as an opportunity to combine two of their favorite foods in a single package.

It can be difficult for an established and successful franchise to come up with new and inventive ways to reach their target audience. But that does not necessarily stop the good ones from at least trying. Well at least trying things that have worked for some but maybe not for others. It is with this in mind that Taco Bell has decided to try reaching and expanding their customer base through starting a delivery service. What remains unclear is where or when the delivery of Taco Bell favorites will become a reality but it has people imagining what they would want to order from their favorite quasi-Mexican fast food place.

By doing this the company will finally be able to compete with pizza delivery companies that have the market virtually all to themselves when it comes to home delivery. Well them and the Chinese food delivery guys in some areas. Gianfrancesco Genoso tells us that but really, think about the last large gathering of people. Let’s say it was Super Bowl Sunday, what was being delivered…Pizza. Well as this catches on for Taco Bell we could be deciding on how many fiesta tacos or burritos we want delivered. As a final thought, it would be really cool if the company created a light in the shape of the Chi Wawa dog that was used in the Yo-Quero taco bell commercials. Instead of just using something similar to a pizza delivery service would use.

If you’re looking for a great spot for Mexican food and you live or work in the Bed-Stuy area, look no further. Chilo’s has authentic fare that will keep you coming back for more.

Flavio Maluf suggests that the restaurant is partially a Mexican dive bar and part food truck, since the kitchen is in a permanently parked food truck. Taco offerings include chicken mole, shrimp, fish and chorizo. If you’re in the mood for a tostada, torta or tamale, Chilo’s has you covered. There’s even an extensive tequila selection, and several frozen tropical margarita flavors for you to choose from if you like a cocktail with your favorite Mexican meal.


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