The nation saw a notable addition to fast-food value menus today: Taco Bell—the chain that is currently testing the waters with a bougie fast-casual restaurant concept—has now decided to go the dollar-menu route.
The new “$1 Dollar Cravings Menu” joins the ranks of what once was the McDonald’s Dollar Menu (which has since become the “Dollar Menu & More”), and Wendy’s “Right Price, Right Size” menu. Both the McDonald’s and Wendy’s value menus feature pricier-than-a-dollar items, ranging from $2 to $5.
There’s a total of 11 items on the Dollar Cravings menu—some items are new to customers, other have been around for a while. The chain was already shilling 99¢ Cheese Roll-Ups, Cinnamon Twists, and Cinnabons before this dirt-cheap menu came along.
For this exceptionally low-priced chain, charging $1 for some items actually represents an increase in price, notes TIME.
“The chain already had items on the menu for 99¢, like the Crispy Potato Soft Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and the Cheese Roll-up. Cinnamon twists and a slightly different potato taco are now on the dollar menu, meaning they’re actually more expensive (by a penny) than they were before. An order of Cinnabon delights is on the dollar menu for breakfast, but before the ‘change,’ a two-pack of Cinnabons was also listed on menus for $1.”
Regardless of whether any of these Taco Bell items are actually a good deal, here’s a look at what you can get your hands on for a dollar:
Caramel Apple Empanada
Triple Layer Nachos
Beefy Mini Quesadilla
Cinnabon Delights 4-Pack
Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito
Beefy Fritos Burrito
Shredded Chicken Mini Quesadilla
Spicy Potato Soft Taco
(Photos via Taco Bell)
Note: We are unruffled by the recurrent usage of fake cheese on this menu, and ultimately can’t judge whether it’s better than, say, McDonald’s value menu. The most exciting thing on that menu might be the Jalapeño Double Burger, for the record.
We shall eagerly await the customer verdict.