Jan 4, 2013
January 04, 2013 by BOB KARISNY
Working in Taco John’s® test kitchen isn’t just about creating new menu items. It’s our practice to look at current menu ingredients regularly to be sure they are being produced to the high standards we require. In our test kitchen, we prepare these ingredients just as a Taco John’s® restaurant would. And during our testing, one menu item is king – Potato Olés®.
We test Potato Olés® more often than any other menu item because they are the measuring stick our guests use to judge overall food quality for Taco John’s®. If you think about it, they are the barometer for quality because they are the first thing you take a bite of. When I go through the drive-thru, I instinctively grab a couple of Potato Olés® and pop them in my mouth. If they’re great, all my food somehow tastes better. It’s not just my opinion, either; our guests have echoed the same thing.
In the test kitchen, we are always looking at the latest and greatest equipment to cook, hold, season and serve Potato Olés®. We look at our preparation procedures to be sure they are the best, including making trips to our manufacturers in Minnesota and Washington. These people are our first link in “great Potato Olés® each and every day.” During my most recent trip, I tried to spend a lot of time with the folks who are actually right there on the line watching thousands of Potato Olés® pass by. They’re the ones who really know when the Potato Olés® are great and have the power to stop the line and figure out what’s needed to improve. They are our partners, and I really appreciate the consideration they give Taco John’s®.
While all of our food is very important and needs to be made right every day, Potato Olés® are king. Just for fun, here are a few facts about Potato Olés®:
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