The breakfast taco is dead. Long live the breakfast taco!


I previously wrote here last year about Taco Bell’s move into breakfast and the most fascinating item of them all, the Waffle Taco.

While Taco Bell continues to push to make breakfast a more obvious option for fast food eaters everywhere, they are evolving their menu, and that sadly means the death of the waffle taco. Continue reading

An inelegant solution: Dunkin’ Donuts hash browns


The past couple of years, I’ve become one of those Dunkin’ Donuts fanatics. It started with a 99 cent iced tea special and has led to a multi-year loyalty to their tea, along with a bagel many mornings. That said, having spent some time in their stores, I’ve found myself analyzing what happens behind the scenes, and I’ve come to the conclusion that they have made a big mistake by placing an increasing emphasis on a low-priced menu option with high overhead: Hash browns. Continue reading

Melanie Dunea’s latest: Photo Tripping


I’ve had the opportunity to work with the talented Melanie Dunea for a few years now through the company I work for, Pixafy; the celebrity photographer is known for her “My Last Supper” book series, which features celebrities and chefs sharing what their last meal would be if it could be anything. She’s also got a strong philanthropic side, putting time into raising money for victims of Sandy and helping the New York City Food Bank, among others. Continue reading

Taco Bell dives into the breakfast menu game with a splash


The latest fast food war is going after what’s routinely called the most important meal of the day: Breakfast.  Following the lead of other chains like Subway, Taco Bell is entering the breakfast realm with its “first meal” menu that takes a page from the recent “Satisfries” announcement by having a catchy gimmick within the stack of breakfast items: the Waffle Taco. Continue reading

Working in New York: The salad days.


While in college and for awhile thereafter, there was a good chunk of time where I was all about the salad bar at the local supermarket (and occasionally the campus cafeteria as well).  Twice a week, and sometimes more, I’d head over and put together a decently-sized salad with a lot of goodies. Then work became more travel, working in places where Stop & Shop wasn’t convenient, and that began to fall off. Sure, there were places like Au Bon Pain, but it wasn’t really the same for me. Continue reading

Dunkin’ Donuts holiday coupon books rock


A couple of years ago, an interesting novelty popped up at Dunkin’ Donuts that led to a nice stocking stuffer for mom: a 10-pack of Dunkin’ Donuts large hot coffees for $10.  At the time, it was a regional promotion for just the tri-state area, but mom was traveling across the state and working odd hours as a nurse, so I thought it might be a good pick me up. Continue reading