In the land of giant flour tacos, known as Mariachis, Laredo (and a big chunk of Texas) is getting a hit of Mexican flavor with the newest additions at fast food chain restaurants. I’ve seen the recently releases new commercials and said “Chori-huh?”
As if Taco Bell were not bad enough in appropriating Mexican food… Jack in the Box has its deep-fried nasty tacos and mini-Churros, McDonalds has burritos, Chick-Fil-A serves the Southwestern Salad with tortilla strips and breakfast burritos, and now the newest commercial for Whataburger is showing us other uses for Mexican favorite, CHORIZO.
If you are up for a hearty 420 calories, try the “Breakfast on a Bun with Chorizo” or for something a little heart[killer]ier, check out the “Taquito with Chorizo & Egg” at a nice 450 calories. Yikes! I am not sure my mom’s huevos con chorizo packed that many calories but Mexican chorizo is pretty much all fat.
I guess it is all in the name of attracting those in the area; and, those in the area are predominantly Mexicanos. Most fast food places even have jalapeños available as a condiment, Chick-Fil-A will give you jalapeño carrots (as I recently found out) for a few cents.
This new Whataburger experiment is only released in certain areas. It is so new that they could not even give it a description in their online menu:
I’ll be waiting for the Huitlacoche hamburger to hit next … that way I can order the SMUTBURGER (the best translation possible – ha!).
We are probably just better laying off the fast food – whether Mexican inspired or not. If you try it, though, let us know what you think of this new chorizo trend at Whataburger.
Side note – I love huitlacoche but have only found it at La Estancia’s sabana de pollo Xochitl. I am sure it is canned but it is sooooo good. Nothing like black corn fungus to make a meal :).