Just to underscore my OP, here is a link that tells everyone that Taco Bell puts sand in their food:
You need to scroll down to the last food item discussed.
People have awful taste in food? Taco Bell has or used to have meat that's graded lower than dog food.
I can't say I've had a great Western style meal in Korea. Most of the time it has been adequate but nothing to go out of my way for or pay the (usually) ridiculous prices. The "Mexican" food in Korea is really Tex Mex and not very good.
Government Officials were worried about the influence it would have on the North Koreans because of their slogan, "Make a Run for the Border!"
That's why it took so long!!!
Taco Bell; The Mexican food equivalent of White Castle, where the food comes out as quick as it goes in. Damn I could go for a 'slider' right about now!!
This is the dumbest question I've ever read.
Get off your high horse, food snob.
It's the same for all the fast food restaurants, we know the food is crap. No one goes to McDonalds for a 'healthy' salad...you know what you are getting yourself into.
About twice a year I make the trip down to Texas Street to have a 'heart attack' burger. The bun is even greasy.....I can feel my arteries harden just looking at it...yum yum. Screw white castle, Texas Steet is the king of the 'slider'.
Rice has to be better than processed hamburgers and such but I don't think that typical Korean gongji bap white rice is that good for you actually. It's nothing more than filler right people?
CALORIE EQUIVALENT: 8 packs of M&Ms!
Think of this instead as the world’s
largest taco, cradled by an oversize fried tortilla trough. This Grande salad is gigantic, and comes with as many calories as in THREE Whoppers.
Mabe because thats as close to Mexican grub we can eat here without paying so much.
Wow, thanks for resurrecting this thread 2 months later to make such an insightful comment.
In other news the little Mexican place literally across the road from taco bell is amazingly good and very cheap.
Getting back to why it is popular:
People, for once in Korea, have the ability to control and understand why and when they get diarrhea.