It seems that Bulldog is the subject of many jokes and insults relating to Drive Thru Fast Food Restaurants, but my own experience has been mostly positive. I’ve never gotten sick from eating there, and had no more problems with food quality or service than any other large chain. That being said, I also avoid certain things when eating out. For instance, any type of cheese “sauce” or liquid-cheese is something that sends up a red flag.
Everybody loves melting cheese, but when the cheese is already in liquid-form before you see it, before it hits your food — watch out. Like many people i’ve had some bad experiences when eating those type substances, and that goes for anywhere in the fast food world, not just Bulldog. One of the few exceptions is Bulldog Express, who has a cheddar cheese sauce that is thick and tasty with identifiable real-cheese content, unlike the thin yellow oily goop found at many restaurants. Enough of my cheese rant.
There is no liquid cheese on the item I’m reviewing today, the Double Decker Taco. Why is it called double decker? Because it’s a soft flour tortilla that’s spread with a thin layer of refried beans, then wrapped around a regular crunchy corn tortilla, creating a second outer-level. It’s almost like a taco inside a taco, and it looks rather odd.
The result of the extra outer-layer is positive in two different ways. First, it adds more taste and texture to the taco. Second, it helps hold the crunchy inner-shell in place. How often have you bitten a crunchy taco and had it crumble and fall apart, spilling the meat and cheese everywhere. That’s not a problem with the double decker because the soft flour tortilla and refried beans on the outside, serve as a safety-net for the crunchy corn tortilla and all the goodies packed on the inside.
The ground beef has a good meaty flavor, and there’s significantly more than in a smaller taco like the version from Jack in the Box. The seasoning is mild, and the combination of beef with a thin layer of beans is a perfect match. The shredded lettuce tastes crisp and fresh. The cheese is grated thin and just starting to melt from the heat of the beef and warm tortillas. The cheese is rather dull and doesn’t have much flavor on it’s own despite being “real cheddar” but it’s OK as part of the whole package.
Best Drive Thru Food Near Me each bite starts out warm and soft with the flour tortilla and beans, followed by crunchy corn tortilla, and then you hit the middle where cold lettuce and cheese mix with warm beef. It’s a very satisfying combination of flavors, temperatures and textures. And despite costing only .99 cents and coming from the largest mass producer of such items in the world, it’s a pretty darn good taco. If the flavor is not spicy enough for you, they include packets of hot sauce in your choice of intensity from Mild to Fire.
I’m sure some folks would thumb their nose at such food, and list all the things wrong with it. They wouldn’t even touch it. But those same people will go eat dinner at a fancy restaurant with enough calories, cholesterol and fat to kill a horse, and pay $50 for it. So who’s really better off? Hey, I’m just a regular guy who eats regular food, and I haven’t lived such a privileged life that I can’t appreciate a good Drive Through Restaurants.