'This ain't India': Man recorded verbally attacking, spitting on Indian man in a California Taco Bell
A Hindu man was verbally attacked in a hate incident by another man at a Taco Bell in Fremont, California. Krishnan Jayaraman was waiting to pick up his order at a Fremont Taco Bell on Grimmer Boulevard when another customer began to verbally attack him on Aug. 21. In an 8-minute video recorded by Jayaraman, the man can be heard spewing anti-Hindu speech.news.yahoo.com
Yum Brands reports mixed results, stronger sales for Taco Bell
A woman walks past a Taco Bell Cantina on July 30, 2020 in New York City. Yum Brands on Wednesday reported mixed quarterly results, but said Taco Bell had stronger sales. Shares of the company rose nearly 2% in premarket trading. Excluding items, the restaurant company earned $1.05 per share. Net sales rose 2% to $1.64 billion.cnbc.com
Taco Bell parent Yum Brands misses earnings estimates as higher costs weigh on profits
Customers wearing Taco Bell foam taco hats exit the company's restaurant, a unit of Yum! Yum Brands on Wednesday reported mixed results for its fourth quarter as higher costs weighed on profits, leading to an earnings miss. Shares of the company rose less than 1% in premarket trading. Excluding items, the company earned $1.02 per share, falling short of the $1.09 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Net sales rose 8% to $1.89 billion, topping expectations of $1.88 billion.cnbc.com
Saturday Sessions: Kat Edmonson performs "Let It Snow"
On a special Christmas day “Saturday Session,” Kat Edmonson makes her return. Born and raised in Houston, she headed to Austin to pursue her music career. Her self-released first album zoomed into the top 20 on Billboard's Jazz chart. Then her last album debuted at number one. She's now out with a special Yuletide collection. From her new album "Holiday Swingin: A Kat Edmonson Christmas,'" Kat Edmonson performs "Let It Snow."news.yahoo.com
Taco Bell owner Yum Brands buys A.I. business to improve marketing
Yum Brands announced Tuesday that it has bought a Kvantum business unit that uses artificial intelligence for consumer insights and marketing performance analytics. The Taco Bell owner plans to use the acquisition to optimize its marketing spending, giving it a leg up on fast-food rivals. In 2015, Yum acquired Collider Lab, a consulting firm that hires sociologists and anthropologists to provide culture-based consumer insights. Yum plans to combine the newly acquired machine learning approach with Collider Lab's data. The Kvantum business unit will still consult with clients outside the restaurant industry once it's part of Yum.cnbc.com
Taco Bell enters chicken sandwich wars with its own spin: A taco version
The Yum Brands chain will become at least the fourth fast-food brand to announce a chicken sandwich in the last month. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich Tacos are served in flatbread with a piece of crispy tortilla chicken and chipotle sauce and will sell for $2.49 each. Taco Bell also teased that the taco won't be the only new crispy chicken item hitting menus this year. McDonald's told investors last year that it's doubling down on chicken, including the launch of its own chicken sandwich on Wednesday. Restaurant Brand International's Burger King is testing a hand-breaded chicken sandwich for a nationwide launch.cnbc.com
Taco Bell owner Yum Brands earnings top estimates, despite blow of international Covid restrictions
Yum Brands on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analyst predictions, despite international dining room closures weighing on same-store sales growth at KFC and Pizza Hut. Worldwide, the company's same-store sales fell 1% during the quarter, and Taco Bell was its only brand to report positive same-store sales growth. While the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to its sales, Yum has benefitted from the consumer shift toward digital ordering and off-premise sales. Taco Bell's same-store sales rose 1% in the quarter. The Habit Burger Grill, which was acquired by Yum last year, reported same-store sales declines of 5%.cnbc.com
Taco Bell's mea culpa to vegetarians: Potatoes are back and it will test Beyond Meat menu item
The Yum Brands chain is resurrecting its popular potatoes and will test a menu item with a Beyond Meat substitute after last year's menu cuts disappointed its meat-free customer base. Taco Bell eliminated eight menu options in two rounds of cuts to help simplify its operations when the coronavirus pandemic resulted in long lines at its drive-thrus. In another appeal to vegetarian customers, Taco Bell plans to test an item made with a Beyond Meat vegetarian substitute this year. For now, Taco Bell is staying tight-lipped on how it will be used. Taco Bell is a brand that we don't want to do what everyone else is doing," Matthews said.cnbc.com
Get free tacos from Taco Bell on Tuesday, Thursday Spurs gamedays this season
SAN ANTONIO – On every Tuesday and Thursday Spurs gamedays this season, Taco Bell is giving out two free beef, crunchy tacos with the purchase of a large drink. The free taco deal will be available during all store hours on Tuesday and Thursday Spurs gamedays, home or away. The Spurs do not have to win or reach a point threshold for the offer to be valid. “Taco Bell has been a standout NBA and Spurs partner for many years, and we’re excited to continue collaborating with them this season to activate this promotion for our Spurs Family to enjoy,” Miceli said. Related: Russell, Timberwolves snap 7-game skid with win over Spurs
Is Taco Bell Open on Christmas Eve? Here's Everything You Need to Know About Their Holiday Hours
You might be wondering if Taco Bell is open on Christmas Eve. Here's what you need to know about the store's Christmas hours and schedule, just in case you have a late-night taco craving.countryliving.com
Yum Brands quarterly revenue rises 8%, fueled by higher Taco Bell demand
Yum Brands on Thursday reported that its quarterly revenue rose 8%, fueled by Taco Bell's return to positive same-store sales growth. Same-store sales across Yum fell 2%, but the company's digital sales set a record for a quarter, reaching $4 billion. Taco Bell reported same-store sales growth of 3%. Last quarter, the chain saw its same-store sales fall 8%, hurt by lower demand from early morning and late-night customers. KFC's global same-store sales fell 4%, despite U.S. same-store sales growth of 9%.cnbc.com
’Save the Mexican Pizza!’: Petition to save this beloved Taco Bell food item gains nearly 100K supporters
An online petition to save the beloved Mexican Pizza from leaving the Taco Bell menu is trending on social media and it’s gaining more followers by the minute. However, beginning Nov. 5, Taco Bell will be getting rid of the Mexican Pizza, pico de gallo, and shredded chicken. “Currently, Mexican Pizza packaging accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S.,” Taco Bell said in a news release. The Mexican Pizza combo will be replaced with a Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme combo. The Mexican Pizza is a crisp tortilla shell topped with refried beans and a layer of taco beef, which makes the “crust," topped with Mexican pizza sauce, a three-cheese blend and tomatoes, according to Taco Bell’s website.
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, September 17, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, creating the perfect bath, a Throwback Thursday Elder Eats, travel the world with Thirsty Thursday, a blind cereal test, five fun finds and more. Let us know on the @SALiveKSAT Facebook and Twitter pages - and follow us on Instagram for deals, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes experiences! Fiona and budget travel expert Lindsay Myers are taking us on a trip to Cuba with some world travel-inspired cocktails. Cookhouse is reopening near the Saint Mary’s Strip in San Antonio and we’re taking a look back at when David Elder paid the New Orleans style restaurant a visit. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Taco Bell removing even more items from its menu starting Nov. 5
Starting Nov. 5, Taco Bell will be getting rid of the following items:Mexican pizzapico de galloshredded chickenThe chain says by getting rid of its Mexican Pizza, it will cut down on the packaging it uses for the menu item. Currently, Mexican Pizza packaging accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S., Taco Bell said in a news release. Taco Bell says fresh tomatoes will be replacing its pico de gallo. The Shredded Chicken Soft Taco, Shredded Chicken Burrito, and Shredded Chicken Quesadilla Melt will also be off the menu by Nov. 5. Taco Bell says it is also testing the return of its Quesalupa in Knoxville, Tennessee, starting Sept. 24 before bringing it back to menus nationwide next year.
Taco Bell, Spurs donate free meals to Methodist healthcare workers amid pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Taco Bell and the San Antonio Spurs partnered to deliver free meals to San Antonio Methodist Healthcare System workers. A total of 1,200 meals were delivered as a token of appreciation for the healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Giving back to the community is important to Taco Bell and would not be possible without the leadership of Mark Peterson and Krystal Burge who give us the opportunity to proudly represent our company and the Taco Bell Brand. This was our way to say thank you to our healthcare workers who are true heroes," Russ Cook, regional director, said in a statement. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.