Scott Martin

No One Believes This Fox Business Analyst Spent $28 on Taco Bell For His Lunch

Inflation is real right now and a serious issue both in the short-term and long-term for most Americans. This is hitting our wallets with consumer goods, gas, groceries, and even restaurants. Despite this, even those who are really pinching pennies, some places and foods (unfortunately usually heavily processed) pull through. Taco Bell is one such place. So tell me why a Fox Business (somewhat different than Fox News) contributor, Scott Martin, came on to talk about inflation and felt brave enough to say he spent almost $30 at Taco Bell on himself as an example of rising prices.

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While I’m sure Taco Bell has raised its prices and local taxes look different everywhere, I found it very dubious that anyone could spend $28 at Taco Bell just on themselves. The hosts note his figure as a joke and reason for confusion, but I’m finding that hard to believe anyone could do that regardless of size. Also, most of the menu doesn’t reheat well, so it’s not like that was two or three meals bought for the future. The Supreme Variety Taco Party Pack (the most expensive pack) is $22 and comes with TWELVE TACOS!

Even Taco Bell chimed in.

How he spent $28 dollars

Martin did end up following up on Twitter with his ordera Burrito Supreme (added Guacamole), Nachos Bell Grande (added jalapeños), Large Baja Blast Freeze, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme, and a Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch—and it was $25 before taxes. Let’s say he did eat all of this. He bought everything al a carte! This man gives business advice for a living and is trying to talk about the average American while so out of touch.

Twitter is now littered with digital recipes showing how they buy a lot of Taco Bell at half the price. Most of these people aren’t mentioning anything about the rewards program, too. Someone showed a replica order (minus the extras & nachos) for under $12 with taxes.

If you want to learn about how inflation is really affecting people (and the causes), I suggest you watch PBS News Hour and not Fox Business.

(via Twitter, featured image: Alyssa Shotwell with screencaps from Fox Business & Taco Bell.)

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Alyssa Shotwell
(she/her) Award-winning artist and writer with professional experience and education in graphic design, art history, and museum studies. She began her career in journalism in October 2017 when she joined her student newspaper as the Online Editor. This resident of the yeeHaw land spends most of her time drawing, reading and playing the same handful of video games—even as the playtime on Steam reaches the quadruple digits. Currently playing: Baldur's Gate 3 & Oxygen Not Included.