Taco Bell fights lawsuit with ‘truth’ ads about its beef

PORTLAND, Oregon — Taco Bell launched an advertising campaign Friday to fight back against a lawsuit charging its taco filling isn’t beef.

The fast-food chain placed full-page print ads in Friday’s editions of USA TODAY, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other newspapers as well as online to “set the record straight,” company President Greg Creed said.

The print ads say, in huge letters, “Thank you for suing us. Here’s the truth about our seasoned beef.” They go on to outline the ingredients. The chain did not say how much it is spending on the campaign, but such ads in national newspapers can cost more than $100,000 each. READ MORE

Belgium: Pomme Frites (French Fries)

Think you know about french fries? Maybe you do, but then maybe you don’t. Yes, it’s called french fries, but that only refers to the julienne cut, not the origin of the fast food. Believe it or not, the french fry or more appropriately named the “pomme frite” has its origins in Belgium where it’s twice-fried  and served  in a paper cone with a variety of toppings including mayo. Watch this clip from the Food Network about a little place in New York City that is home to this well-beloved Belgian snack.