Anyone remember Taco Bell's burger?

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#1 Posted by NihonTiger (62 posts) -

It was called the Bell Beefer, and it flopped miserably. Apparently, it looked something like this:

Not the real thing... but close enough.


















From what I can tell, it was some combination of a taco and a hamburger. Did anyone ever eat one of these? Better yet, would anyone want to?
#2 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

No, I don't remember...

#3 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

No, when was this around? Mid-90's?

#4 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

No clue on this thing.

#5 Posted by John1912 (1743 posts) -

Never seen or heard of it, must have been very short lived, or was early 80s

#6 Posted by tanline (161 posts) -

taco bell had a burger?!?!

#7 Posted by Timdj84 (64 posts) -

So its basically like a sloppy  joe esque burger..but with the taco flavor of their tacos?

#8 Edited by MagusMaleficus (1025 posts) -

I can honestly say that no Taco Bell in my neck of the woods ever sold one of those abominations in my lifetime.

#9 Posted by Arestice (468 posts) -

Our bell never sold a burger, but they did sell fries a few years back.

#10 Posted by zdmetal2101 (63 posts) -
Tanpreet said:
"taco bell had a burger?!?!
"
QFT
#11 Posted by IxRyanRitterxI (127 posts) -

yumm

#12 Posted by skywing (1153 posts) -

i guess at some time they couldn't 'think outside the bun'

#13 Posted by John1912 (1743 posts) -
skywing said:
"i guess at some time they couldn't 'think outside the bun'
"

lol, BK, MD, or Wendys should do a smear ad about that.
#14 Posted by TimeWaffle (944 posts) -

well i don't think that would count has a burger seeing as Taco Bell doesn't use real meat

#15 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Nope, looks cool thou

#16 Posted by Phog_of_War (215 posts) -

That looks vile.

#17 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3085 posts) -

"Think outside the bun"

So they use a taco shell instead?

#18 Posted by mrsmiley (967 posts) -

It was the early 80s. Consisted of some ground beef slopped on a bun. Awesome. ;)

#19 Posted by hush404 (742 posts) -

....Sloppy Joe? LOL.

#20 Posted by Shocker (2339 posts) -

I've never heard of that. I cannot imagine it tasting good at all...

#21 Posted by Smedles (174 posts) -

According to Wikipedia: The Bell-Beefer - a taco like hamburger with a hamburger bun, taco meat, cheese, tomato, and lettuce.
After looking at other sites it seems it was just the insides of a taco put into a hamburger bun.

#22 Posted by Xeros606 (545 posts) -

i would try it, but it doesnt look like i would like it.

#23 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -
mrsmiley said:
"It was the early 80s. Consisted of some ground beef slopped on a bun. Awesome. ;)"
Oh wow. Just learned something new today. :)
#24 Posted by Happy_Cloud (190 posts) -

A burger? At Taco Bell? Isn't that thinking inside the bun? I didn't think they did that.

#25 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

that doesent look that bad, I'd eat it

#26 Posted by Homer (1372 posts) -

Yeah that thing tasted like shit!

#27 Posted by Wheatley (63 posts) -

so it was just a taco burger?

#28 Posted by Kenzo287 (722 posts) -

that's interesting...now every time I hear think outside the bun I'll know it's cause they screwed up

#29 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -
Looks...edible.
#30 Posted by Dissolve (375 posts) -

Ha! I worked at Taco Bell in 1998 (my first job lol) and someone once asked if we still had the burger.

Needless to say I had no idea what they were talking about. Then they went into a long diatribe how TB used to rock a burger.

#31 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

wow that's crazy... never knew taco bell had a burger.

#32 Posted by Timothy (54 posts) -

There is a taco chain in Oklahoma called Taco Mayo that makes a burger just like that. I can't stand the awful stuff that they put in their meat so I haven't had one in years.

#33 Posted by camaro (2 posts) -

I REMENBER THE BELL BURGER I WAS GOOD AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT BACK IN INDIANAPOLIS

#34 Posted by Ket87 (441 posts) -

Don't remember Taco Bell ever having a burger but my local Taco Bell is still about the only place on Earth that still sells Mountain Dew Baja Blast..........the greatest beverage ever made.

#35 Posted by HoNgKoNgPh0oEy (1481 posts) -

That is what we in the bis call a sloppy joe. But no far back as I can remember is the dog

#36 Posted by Anonymous (119 posts) -

I don't remember it.

#37 Posted by kennybaese (651 posts) -

I've had a taco burger before. They can actually be quite tasty. As far as Taco Bell's taco burger... yeah, I never knew that existed. And given the fact that it's Taco Bell... I'm thinking there's probably a good reason for that.

Taco Bell is only good when you're drunk and need food in your stomach. Unless you're getting some cinnamon twists. Cinnamon twists are awesome.

#38 Posted by TheGamerGeek (2496 posts) -
skywing said:
"i guess at some time they couldn't 'think outside the bun'
"
XD.The burger looks like crap inside buns.....wait....
#39 Posted by Fax (534 posts) -

Never heard of it.

#40 Posted by John1912 (1743 posts) -
#41 Edited by ryceman90 (1 posts) -

Sorry - couldn't pass it up - new to the forums!

I remember these.

They called them a "bell burger" way, way back.... Say late 70's early 80's.  I ate them when I was a kid in San Jose, California.  !Oops, did I just show my age??

I remember "frings" from Jack-in-the-Box too!


BTW ... I loved the smear campaign idea ;)

#42 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Crazy! I never knew of this. That is totally outrageous.

#43 Posted by CitizenKane (10501 posts) -

I remember it, but I never ate one.

#44 Posted by Bullet_Jr (770 posts) -

Yuck.

#45 Posted by tekmojo (2298 posts) -

Takes taco shits to a whole new level.

#46 Posted by Big_D (168 posts) -

I don't remember the Taco Bell burger but i do remember the Burger King taco!

#47 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

Mmm... Jack-in-the-box and Burger King Tacos. I miss them.

A burger at Taco Bell? Preposterous!
#48 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -

That doesn't look too appetizing

#49 Posted by Smallville123 (403 posts) -

Yuck, i'm glad i don't remember!

#50 Posted by Neorub (163 posts) -

What, they had a burger?!

Any one remember the Buger King Tacos?? They were maybe late 90 early 00's. They were i think two in a pouch but tasted terrible. Around the same time thier Jalapenio poppers came out.

Looked like this


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