A recent trip to my favorite fast food joint left me shaking my head in disbelief. It seems every year something that was once free is no longer the case. In fact I know that a few fast food restaurants now charge you for dipping sauce if you don’t purchase chicken nuggets. However when I placed a recent order at Taco Bell I was surprised to see the item that popped up on the screen.
I always order my food special, not because I like being a pain but because I like it the way I like it. Not to mention if you order something special it is freshly made just for you and not something that has been sitting under the warmer. At Taco Bell I rarely get any items as they are listed on the menu. This is because a lot of stuff comes with tomatoes and I despise tomatoes.
I order my normal bean burrito. No red sauce, add lettuce and sour cream. This is where I was surprised. Now everyone knows when you order extra sour cream you are going to be charged. In fact if you order extra cheese, sour cream, or guacamole you can expect to be charged. But LETTUCE??? When did Taco Bell start charging for lettuce? Not only did they charge me but they charged me the same price as the sour cream .30 cents. I can’t imagine the pinch of lettuce they threw on my burrito was even a tenth of that, or cost the same amount as a tablespoon or two of sour cream.
Sadly you will still find me adding lettuce even for .30 cents, however maybe this is a good incentive to eat at home, and something like a BOWL of lettuce with some fat free dressing LOL!