Ah, Fourth Meal. My girlfriend came home from work and said she was hungry. What a coincidence because I’m always hungry. We debated for about ten minutes about where to go. There’s a White Castle, Tim Horton’s, and Taco Bell pretty close. For some reason, we both craved taco’s so Taco Bell won out.
Like most fast food, it has been year’s since I’ve eaten at a Taco Bell. In Illinois, I always went to a chain called Taco John’s. Tuesday’s were Taco Tuesday where taco’s were half price, so that was about the only time I ate fast food taco’s. Anyway, back to Fourth Meal. It was after midnight so only the drive-thru was open so we got in line. Taco Bell is a pretty popular place that late at night. There were probably five or six cars in front of us, but the people working inside were pretty efficient in getting people through the line. We didn’t sit in line more than five minutes before ordering.
I stuck to something simple and just got four hardshell tacos. Like most places, the tacos are really simple with just beef, lettuce, and cheese in the shell. I’ve always thought Taco Bell’s tacos were a little dry and that’s why I don’t usually go. These were that way too, but it really hit the spot that late at night.
My girlfriend got a softshell taco, a small nacho, and a Strawberry-Mango Fruitista Freeze. The softshell taco was just like mine….but with a softshell. The nachos are just…well, nachos. The chips came with a cup of cheese on the side. The Fruitista Freeze are kinda like a fruit smoothie. All the advertisements show a mango smoothie with a layer of strawberries on top. What she actually got was a mango smoothie with a dollop of strawberry on top.
Taco Bell served it’s purpose. We didn’t order enough food beause we were both still hungry, but that late at night do you really want a big meal? Since there are no Taco John’s that I know of in the Lansing area, I’m sure we’ll hit Taco Bell more often. Again, not my first choice, but it’s not horrible either. It’s one of those “you know what you’re gonna get” places and that’s not always a bad thing.