Taco Bell is no stranger to fast food mash-ups. This is the chain that invented Kit Kat Quesadillas and Nacho Fries after all. Their latest breakfast item follows in their long and glorious tradition of taking literally any food item available and turning it into a taco shell. Seriously, they’ve used everything from Doritos to fried eggs as makeshift, faux-Mexican wraps.

Their newest creation is just as strange and ambitious in its hybrid appeal, so let’s all give a warm, sticky welcome to the French Toast Chalupa. The item is just like you’d expect. It’s essentially a slice of French toast that’s used as a chalupa shell, which surrounds eggs, bacon, or sausage crumbles. Naturally, it comes with a side of syrup for dipping. What brunch would be complete without it?

But don’t get too excited just yet. Right now Taco Bell is only testing the item at one location, so you’ll have to trek all the way to Dayton, Ohio to get your French toast fix. (Hey, we don’t blame you if it’s the impetus for your next road trip. It wouldn’t be the first time someone drove all the way to Ohio for fast food.)

And while you’re at it, you might as well stop at the Taco Bell in Birmingham, Alabama and try out something called the Queso Quesarito. That alliteratively named product consists of two tortillas wrapped around beef, rice, sour cream, and spicy chipotle sauce. Currently,  there’s no plan to roll out either of these items nationwide just yet. So you’ll have to settle for a standard breakfast burrito in the meantime. But at least there is some good news on the horizon. Nacho fries will make a triumphant return in the coming weeks. So at least we have that to look forward too.

Header image courtesy of Taco Bell.

Jessica is an Associate Editor at Chowhound. Follow her on Twitter @volume_knob for updates on snacks and cats.
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