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Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Old 01-06-22, 10:30 PM
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Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

https://www.eater.com/2022/1/6/22870...national-debut

$10 for 1 taco per day for a month

Starting this week, people who love Taco Bell enough to have the fast food chain’s logo tattooed on their bodies will be able to show their dedication in a whole new way: by signing up for a subscription service that entitles the subscriber to one taco per day for 30 days for just $10 per month.

Called the Taco Lover’s Pass, the subscription, initially launched in Arizona, is managed through the Taco Bell app. After signing up, the user can order from a menu of different taco options, including the classic crunchy taco, the spicy potato soft taco, and Doritos Locos tacos. I’m no mathematician, but if the user actually redeems their daily taco, each one costs around 30 cents, a steal at a time when food prices are skyrocketing.

So are you in favor of more monthly food subscription services? I know Panera bread has a monthly service.

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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

My bowels vote "no"
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Here's what I posted in the Fast Food thread when this was shared:

Received the notification in the app today about this. Under more ideal circumstances, I might give thought to this. My local place is sometimes closed for dine-in because of staffing issues and the drive-thru isn't always fast these days.

It's not a bad deal. The doritos taco is around $2, I think. If you were already there and going to order one of those, the subscription is basically $8 for the month.

My wife has been getting the local monthly subscription from Circle K. I think it's $7 for a fountain drink every day. But it's much easier to redeem by going in for a drink especially with locations being more plentiful.

So I voted maybe in the poll.
Old 01-06-22, 11:26 PM
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

I love taco bell, I don't want to drive to one every day though.

Now if it were delivery ...

Still, for $10 it isn't a bad deal.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

I have commitment issues. No subscription services for me. I prefer reordering over and over "one time only". I don't like automatic anything. I won't do automatic bill pay either. I don't like relinquishing control.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

No thanks.

Taco Bell is just another fast food place to me, we don't do fast food very often these days in favor of real nutritious food (which most fast food isn't). We have a favorite Mexican restaurant we like to visit a couple of times a month, it isn't cheap like Taco Bell, but it's real Mexican food done by Mexicans and it tastes great. Taco Bell's burritos look like slop rolled up in a tortilla compared to a real burrito.

The idea of committing to eating a Taco Bell taco every day for a month makes me cringe.

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Old 01-07-22, 06:21 AM
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Taco Bell is the closest food option to me for lunch while at work, so it's not unusual for me to end up there a couple of times a week. Still, I'm typically content with what's in the $5 box offering, and I also earn rewards (every $25) pretty quick for those occasions I feel I need to supplement what's in the box. So no, I probably won't participate.
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No. Not even if my office was "next door" to one. It's not worth the hassle, plus I don't own a "smart phone" and, even if I did, wouldn't load their app just for the privilege of paying a monthly fee for a "free" taco per day.
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Yeah, you'd have to go at least five times a month to break even. So if you work or live right next to a taco bell and/or go regularly, this is probably a steal (especially if they let you have multiple ones so you're not just going for one taco every time). If not, then not so much.

I live right next to a McDonalds which the kids love, and if they had some kind of deal for fries or something I might be tempted (though it would kill me).
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

I would consider it depending on the price and convenience of the restaurant. 10 bucks is reasonable for what you get from it. Of course they want/expect you to buy more at least some of the time. Some months I do not get my money's worth from AMC A-list but I stay subbed to that (and you could argue I'm spending more with it because I always get popcorn and a drink, which of course is what they want.)
I like TB but don't generally go there 5 times a month, so this one in particular is only somewhat tempting. I'm also still WFH so I eat out for lunch much less than I used to.
I don't know if I'm 'in favor' of these in general but I appreciate and understand brands trying new things to increase sales and loyalty.

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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
No thanks.

Taco Bell is just another fast food place to me, we don't do fast food very often these days in favor of real nutritious food (which most fast food isn't). We have a favorite Mexican restaurant we like to visit a couple of times a month, it isn't cheap like Taco Bell, but it's real Mexican food done by Mexicans and it tastes great. Taco Bell's burritos look like slop rolled up in a tortilla compared to a real burrito.

The idea of committing to eating a Taco Bell taco every day for a month makes me cringe.
Lol.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

I eat a bagel with cream cheese at Einstein's Bagels at least once every week. If they did this for $15/mo (their bagel with cream cheese is about $3.25) I would take advantage of it. But for Taco Bell (or any other "fast food" chain) ? No thank you.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

They're just working their way to a Columbia House style subscription.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

So you're saying they'll soon be billing you for a "meal" every day unless you check the "decline" box on time?
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Will this ever happen during the Olive Garden All You Can Eat Pasta Pass?
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

even if it did not require a tattoo I would not be interested in this.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

I guess itís a decent deal but Iíd be embarrassed to have the Taco Bell workers see me show up everyday for my taco.

Also. One taco isnít enough to do anything. Iíd most likely end up buying a full meal which would end up costing a lot of money AND Iíd be eating a full Taco Bell meal every day. Ainít no one winning in that scenario.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Nope, not worth it to me.

I only eat TB twice a year. Each of those I go in to order a 12 crunchy taco party pack, small drink, and 12 packs of Fire sauce. I sit and eat my meal and I'm good to go for another 6 months.

(Hey now, I like real Mexican. I go to a local place called Taco King at least weekly. Lengua tacos, pozole, chili verde, sope, asada torta... but the bi-annual visit to TB is a nostalgia thing from growing up in a region where the only Mexican food was TB or the dreaded Jack in the Box taco.)
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

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They're just working their way to a Columbia House style subscription.
So they'll ship you 10 tacos every month, keep the ones you want, and send the rest back?

Kidding aside there's no way I'd do this. The Taco Bell line near me averages about 10 minutes wait time. I'm not waiting 10 minutes a day (5 hours a month) for my $10 in tacos. I'm good with the $5 box every now and then.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Even if I went to Taco Bell more often it doesnít seem like that great of a deal. A taco has to be one of the cheapest items on their menu. Maybe if there was more variety it would be a better deal.
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I guess itís a decent deal but Iíd be embarrassed to have the Taco Bell workers see me show up everyday for my taco.

Also. One taco isnít enough to do anything. Iíd most likely end up buying a full meal which would end up costing a lot of money AND Iíd be eating a full Taco Bell meal every day. Ainít no one winning in that scenario.
Yea, they're betting on you ordering more than just the 1 taco, hence the existence of this subscription.
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Also. One taco isnít enough to do anything. Iíd most likely end up buying a full meal which would end up costing a lot of money AND Iíd be eating a full Taco Bell meal every day. Ainít no one winning in that scenario.
That's the point. This is a loss leader, pure and simple. They will make tons of money on this.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

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One taco isnít enough to do anything. Iíd most likely end up buying a full meal which would end up costing a lot of money AND Iíd be eating a full Taco Bell meal every day. Ainít no one winning in that scenario.
I think that's the plan. They want to get you in the store for your free taco, and then think you'll buy more stuff to complete your meal.

Actually feels kind of like a Hail Mary play on their part. Get people to pay ten bucks a month, hope they come in several times a week and buy more stuff like drinks and burritos. Are they in financial trouble? The Taco Bells near me seem to be woefully understaffed, and I've heard of people getting stuck in the drive-thru for nearly an hour waiting on their orders.
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Re: Taco Bell monthly food subscription service

Maybe if I didn't have to use another APP to do so. I have enough APPs on my phone as is, I don't need another.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I guess it’s a decent deal but I’d be embarrassed to have the Taco Bell workers see me show up everyday for my taco.

Also. One taco isn’t enough to do anything. I’d most likely end up buying a full meal which would end up costing a lot of money AND I’d be eating a full Taco Bell meal every day. Ain’t no one winning in that scenario.
That's obviously what they're banking on but pay 30 bucks a month and get three tacos a day. I wonder if they have any provisions for that (like force you to go back to the end of the line or something to get each subsequent order)

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