The entire point of Taco Bell is to get something probably bad for you, but save money while doing it.
Cheesy Rollup? Still just a buck at most locations. Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito? Also a buck. Beefy Melt Burrito? Only $2.
That list above gives you an entire gut-busting meal for a grand total of $4. And you likely couldn’t even eat it all.
So how on earth did Fox Business contributor Scott Martin spend $28 at Taco Bell for lunch, for only himself? Don’t worry, everyone on the Internet wants to know.
Martin blamed inflation on the air, but Taco Bell has basically been immune to it — perhaps because the Cheesy Rollup that costs you $1 probably costs about 10 cents to make.
Taco Bell Vs. Fox Business Contributor
“You want to know how bad inflation is?” Martin said during a live segment. “Yesterday, yes, I had a nice lunch at Taco Bell. Cost me about $28! At Taco Bell, for lunch!”
Anyway, needless to say, Martin came under fire on social media after revealing his order. After all, this is a person who is paid to offer financial advice.
“For the record, $28 at Taco Bell will get you four crunchy tacos, three chalupas, two crunchwraps supreme, and unlimited refills of Mountain Dew Baja Blast,” wrote snarky Vox reporter Ian Millhiser, who makes a valid point.
Martin only became more widely criticized once he revealed his order.
And as Takeout writer Dennis Lee noted, Martin could have gotten more bang for his buck simply by ordering “five Crunchwrap Supremes, five Beefy 5-Layer Burritos, two orders of chips and nacho cheese, Cinnamon Twists, two orders of Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, and five fountain sodas.”
Of course, it wasn’t just the often obnoxious Twitter crowd that questioned Martin’s Taco Bell choices. Anchor Neil Cavuto also appeared stunned.
“Wait a minute, you spent $28 at Taco Bell for just yourself?” Cavuto asked.
“It’s true,” Martin responded.
Now, let there be no doubt, inflation is an issue in the U.S. at the moment. Anyone who has a car that needs gas can speak to that. But Taco Bell? Yeah, there’s no excuse for spending $28 on lunch for one person. That’s enough money for seven people, actually. You just need to learn how to Taco Bell the right way.