Most of Taco Bell's menu items frankly seem like something a college kid with the munchies would formulate in their dorm room, but in fact a crap-ton of money, time, and research go into the youth-obsessed fast food chain's new product launches. Bloomberg dove into one of the company's biggest launches to date, the quesalupa, and discovered some fascinating info behind this cheesy item: Namely, the company spent two years perfecting what it calls The Cheese Pull — "the taffy-like web of pepper jack created by pulling apart a Quesalupa."
Some other interesting tidbits pulled from the quesalupa profile:
15: minutes the Quesalupa remains at its peak after cooking
36: number of stores Taco Bell test-marketed the quesalupa in before its nationwide February launch
90: number of seconds needed to properly fry a quesalupa
71,000: number of quesalupas pre-ordered before people even knew what it was
According to at least one Eater critic, the bacon-and-egg stuffed breakfast version of the quesalupa is the best thing to happen to fast food breakfasts since the McGriddle. Too bad you can't get it all day.