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45 minutes ago, j_cuevas713 said:

WOAH! That was my go to spot! Any idea what's going here?

I've seen several Taco Bells that were demo'd just to have the new version of the current layout replaced. Honestly, my bet really would be another Taco Bell. 

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If HCAD is current, a company called Kormex Foods owns this lot. They also own 59 other Taco Bells, KFCs and Pizza Huts in and around Houston.

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Rode by and found Cherry still working here. I asked a worker what they were going to build but he didn't know, "we just take it down" someone else is going to build it. Notice the pipes to be used for underground water retention.

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56 minutes ago, Amlaham said:

Hopefully its not another Taco Bell 😅, we deserve better than a restaurant that has a website that tells you their food can cause cancer.

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Taco Bell doesn't serve fish and the fried warning applies to every single restaurant in the world that fries their food. Go to any fast food website and they all have the same disclaimers.

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On 6/14/2021 at 8:46 AM, sapo2367 said:

To be fair to tbell, pretty much everything qualifies for CA's cancer warnings

https://www.popsci.com/california-coffee-cancer-warning/

Research grants run amok?  Get CA to give me a $50M grant and I'll cite someone who was born and then got cancer sometime in their lives.  'Cause there's obviously a link between being born and getting cancer.

After spending $5.00 of the grant money at kinko's, you can reach me at my new tropical beach resort research center next to all the other CA researchers.  🍺

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lol all this for saying we deserve something healthier 😅 my closest friend is a nutritionist and a trainer, but it doesn't take the brightest person to acknowledge that a fast food restaurant like taco bell isn't healthy. Their "beef" was found to have only "36% actual beef" the rest is filler, they even add cocoa powder to the meat to give it color. I can go on and on about how many of these fast food restaurants are not healthy, the internet is free and so are people's will to choose where to eat. All I said was I wish we had healthier options (we have fast food restaurants on almost every single block in the city).

These "everything causes cancer" and "water and commies" posts are corny, we have to stop acting like America doesn't have a health problem, America literally has the highest Obesity rate among developed countries. I can go on and on, but we allll know America is very "healthy" and we need to do better. 

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I eat at Taco Bell at best 2-3 times a year and it's often times because I had to work late and wasn't in the mood to cook or because I left a late night concert and they are one of the few things open. The Montrose area has lost many fast food options since I first moved here. Burger King, Wendy's, Jack in the Box, KFC, Arby's, and now Taco Bell. Some of those have been replaced with healthier options, Sweetgreen took over the old Wendy's. I rarely eat fast food but sometimes it's a simple convenient option. If you don't like fast food places, don't eat at fast food places. I personally like to have the option when the occasion arises.

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39 minutes ago, hindesky said:

I eat at Taco Bell at best 2-3 times a year and it's often times because I had to work late and wasn't in the mood to cook or because I left a late night concert and they are one of the few things open. The Montrose area has lost many fast food options since I first moved here. Burger King, Wendy's, Jack in the Box, KFC, Arby's, and now Taco Bell. Some of those have been replaced with healthier options, Sweetgreen took over the old Wendy's. I rarely eat fast food but sometimes it's a simple convenient option. If you don't like fast food places, don't eat at fast food places. I personally like to have the option when the occasion arises.

What's funny/ironic is that there were virtually no national fast food outlets in Montrose 40 years ago. It was considered to be too risky an area to make that kind of investment.
When the fast food outlets started moving in, people regarded it as as sign the neighborhood was becoming too mainstream, and that that the little mom-and-pop places would soon fold up and disappear.

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Now days in Montrose you can go to Burger Joint or Velvet Taco for fairly fast food even to take out (despite no drive thru)...there are other late night places of course (like BB's and Katz) but these 2 seem to be pretty darn quick even just for walking up and not ordering in advance :)

 

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On 6/30/2021 at 2:52 PM, Amlaham said:

lol all this for saying we deserve something healthier 😅 my closest friend is a nutritionist and a trainer, but it doesn't take the brightest person to acknowledge that a fast food restaurant like taco bell isn't healthy. Their "beef" was found to have only "36% actual beef" the rest is filler, they even add cocoa powder to the meat to give it color. I can go on and on about how many of these fast food restaurants are not healthy, the internet is free and so are people's will to choose where to eat. All I said was I wish we had healthier options (we have fast food restaurants on almost every single block in the city).

These "everything causes cancer" and "water and commies" posts are corny, we have to stop acting like America doesn't have a health problem, America literally has the highest Obesity rate among developed countries. I can go on and on, but we allll know America is very "healthy" and we need to do better. 

Freedom is a double-edged sword.  But I'll take the option to make the choices myself vs allowing some entity to make those choices for me.  The consequences are mine also.

As for obesity, no one ever considers how when the zombie apocalypse happens we'll survive longer.  Those skinny French will be dead of starvation in a week or two. 😛

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On 6/30/2021 at 2:52 PM, Amlaham said:

lol all this for saying we deserve something healthier 😅 my closest friend is a nutritionist and a trainer, but it doesn't take the brightest person to acknowledge that a fast food restaurant like taco bell isn't healthy. Their "beef" was found to have only "36% actual beef" the rest is filler, they even add cocoa powder to the meat to give it color. I can go on and on about how many of these fast food restaurants are not healthy, the internet is free and so are people's will to choose where to eat. All I said was I wish we had healthier options (we have fast food restaurants on almost every single block in the city).

These "everything causes cancer" and "water and commies" posts are corny, we have to stop acting like America doesn't have a health problem, America literally has the highest Obesity rate among developed countries. I can go on and on, but we allll know America is very "healthy" and we need to do better. 

I’m pretty sure the number was actually 86% beef, and the other 14% was water and spices. Cocoa powder is traditionally added to mole sauces in Mexican cuisine, which is why they would be using this as an ingredient. If it were for color, they would be using Caramel Color, which is basically a small amount of almost-burnt sugar.

I am not trying to advocate Taco Bell as a health restaurant, but your post is nothing more than uneducated fear-mongering. Taco Bell has long been one of the only major fast food chains offering suitable options for a vegan diet. If you ignore all the stuff targeted to stoners and look at some of their fresher offerings from the Cantina menu, they have some reasonably balanced options (health-wise). People try to act like the occasional unhealthy meal will be completely detrimental to your health, but it really won’t make a difference for most people who aren’t athletes or adhering to a very specific diet. There’s a limit to how “healthy” your diet can really be, and as long as you’re eating a nice variety with relatively balanced macronutrients, you’re already receiving about 90% of the beneficial effects from a healthy diet. That other 10% can only be achieved through strict adherence to something like a vegan or ketogenic diet.

 

Fast food gets a bad reputation, but some of the most famous, highly regarded Michelin Star chefs have admitted to their love for fast food. If these people, who have elevated modern cuisine into a well-respected art form, are still able to enjoy fast food despite their years of culinary training and highly developed palate, I think it’s kinda silly to act like this type of food is somehow beneath you.
 

I understand your health concerns, but fast food exists for convenience, and of all the major fast food restaurants, Taco Bell is one of the healthiest at the lowest price point. They’re one of the only potentially healthy options for busy people living in poverty who don’t have the time/money for anything better.


Maybe cut them a little slack

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11 hours ago, Brittanie Shey said:

I was hoping Houston might get a Taco Bell Cantina so I contacted their PR but the Shepherd location is just being rebuilt as a new "regular" Taco Bell. No idea on the Taylor location.

I would have loved to see a Cantina. Have you done any sleuthing on the former KFC? Owner is a local developer and it has been years since it closed. 

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This is a cool concept being built in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

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Taco Bell Defy, an innovative new Taco Bell restaurant design that will “defy norms and define the future,” is set to break ground in Brooklyn Park, Minn., later this year.

The 3,000-sf, two-story restaurant concept features a first-of-its-kind Vertical Works-licensed design with a footprint that will be smaller than or equal to existing store footprints but have the ability to serve more customers. The project will reimagine the traditional drive-thru experience to create a new, contactless pickup experience that will be the fastest way ever to get Taco Bell.

The new drive-thru experience will feature four lanes, three of which are dedicated to mobile or delivery order pickups for customers who order through the Taco Bell app and third-party delivery services. The three lanes will supplement one traditional lane to ease the flow of traffic and ensure the speedy experience.

Digital check-in screens will allow mobile order customers to scan in their order via a unique QR code. Customers can then pull forward to receive their food courtesy of a proprietary lift system that integrates two-way audio and video technology so customers can interact directly with the team members above in real time. This elevated kitchen design will optimize and streamline operations for the benefit of both team members and customers.

In addition to Vertical Works, Taco Bell Defy is also made possible by Border Foods, one of the largest privately held Taco Bell franchisees in America. Taco Bell Defy is slated to open to the public by summer 2022.

 

https://www.bdcnetwork.com/taco-bell-defy-will-revolutionize-drive-thru-experience?oly_enc_id=9107D0450578D1S

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They have already started work on the Taylor St. Taco Bell/KFC  by the Target and it isn't the new concept store. Went by the Shepherd St. store a couple days ago and nothing has started there yet.

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