So the rumored Taco Bell waffle taco actually exists … and while it’s being piloted in a select few Taco Bell locations, it may be nationwide soon enough.
Grabbing the breakfast abomination torch ignited by the unappetizing McGriddle at rival McDonald’s, the Taco Bell waffle taco is part of the chains slow wade into breakfast fare … or, as Taco Bell calls it, “FirstMeal.” (A reference to the chains shoehorning of a “fourth meal” into life, in general, dubbed “FourthMeal.”)
Taco Bell for breakfast in and of itself isn’t so scary, but the waffle taco — a waffle made into a taco shell and filled with scrambled eggs and sausage — seems to take the edge of a Taco Bell breakfast and combine it with the shaky territory of the McGriddle’s sweet/savory combo and combine it into something you really would have to be quite high to find tempting.
Of course, I love Taco Bell as much as the next person who pretends to eat like a thirty-something adult, but the waffle taco’s first pics are not all that tempting.
Captured by Instagram user @sarah1ch5, the in-the-wild Taco Bell waffle taco is a bit intimidating looking. After the Instagram refried beans were spilled (note: it is not apparent this particular dish actually includes refried beans), Taco Bell confirmed the waffle taco as a potentially nationally available item via its reps:
“We are testing the waffle taco in a handful of Southern California restaurants … We’re pleased with the initial reaction from our customers and if the waffle taco does well in testing, we’ll roll it out to all our restaurants that serve breakfast.”
Currently, Taco Bell’s waffle taco and other morning items are only available at 800 of the chain’s locations in only 10 states, meaning the rest of America is forced to fold their own Eggos until the items is rolled out nationwide.