Lufkin, TX —
Taco Bell unveiled its highly-anticipated new menu item today, this time with
At one of Taco Bell’s many nationwide locations, people lined up to try the Open Bottom Supreme. “Taco Bell is only about a third of my diet – I eat about two of my six daily meals here,” said a local Dale Earnhardt-shirt-wearing man while finishing off a large Baja Blast. “I have been here since 3 a.m. I want to be one of the first men in the world to eat an Open Bottom.”
And how has Taco Bell described their newest, riskiest product yet?
“We start with a tortilla. Meat, cheese, and lettuce go inside. Then we wrap it up, but before handing it to the customer, we turn it upside down.”
“It’s very similar to a taco. Actually, it is just a taco. But not technically, because it’s upside down. It has a completely different sense of gravity when you turn it over, so it can’t really be called a taco, can it?”
While critics say it is simply an upside-down taco, supporters see Open Bottoms as a symbol for Taco Bell’s legendary eccentricity, inventiveness, and defiance against authority.
By Ethan Moore, Image Edit: Emily Sanchez