Taco Bell: Our Meat Is Actually Meat!

Filled with real meat! Probably!
Filled with real meat! Probably! Photo: Taco Bell

Yesterday, news broke that a law firm filed a class-action suit against Taco Bell, claiming that the ground beef used in the chain’s tacos, burritos, gorditas, etc., doesn’t actually contain enough meat to be legally advertised as “beef.” It’s pretty funny, and seems weirdly plausible. But hold your horses! Taco Bell isn’t having any of it. Today the fast-food behemoth released its own statement. And they say these beef allegations are a bunch of baloney:

At Taco Bell, we buy our beef from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson Foods. We start with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef. Then we simmer it in our proprietary blend of seasonings and spices to give our seasoned beef its signature Taco Bell taste and texture. We are proud of the quality of our beef and identify all the seasoning and spice ingredients on our website. Unfortunately, the lawyers in this case elected to sue first and ask questions later — and got their “facts” absolutely wrong. We plan to take legal action for the false statements being made about our food.

Okay, fine. Maybe the meat filling is mostly beef. Hey, even if it isn’t, it still sounds better than lion meat.

Statement Regarding Class Action Lawsuit [Taco Bell via Eater National]

Taco Bell: Our Meat Is Actually Meat!