20. Taco Bell
Claim to fame: Tacos for those who can’t do real tacos
In my 34 years of life on this Earth, I have yet to figure out the popularity of Taco Bell.
Their tacos are good if you’re on a budget and pressed for time, but the rest of their menu, outside of the Quesadilla, forever leaves something to be desired. Somehow, though, people love Taco Bell, and my personal biased can’t get in the way of putting this chain on the list.
To their credit, Taco Bell is starting to reinvent themselves as not just another fast food chain. They have launched certain restaurants that take on a pub feel, serving alcohol and making it a “hang out” spot. One item that certainly doesn’t work is their “Nacho Fries,” which are essentially glorified seasoned fries that you can dip in Nacho cheese sauce.
Thank God their tacos and Quesadillas are still on point.
Taco Bell exists for those who want a decent taco and can’t do the real thing. Looking at Taco Bell from that sphere, it works, but, if you have time to get a real taco, get a real taco. If not, you can always make a run for the Bell.
Best menu item: Crunchwrap Supreme
There isn’t a lot I like on the Taco Bell menu, but if I find myself here, then, more often than not, I’m ordering the Crunchwrap Supreme. I like the fillings and the taste is pretty good.
Worst menu item: Nacho Fries
These are essentially glorified seasoned fries with nacho cheese sauce on the side. You can do better than this at your house.