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Taco Bell is America's No. 1 Mexican restaurant. But here's why Chipotle could bounce back.


What happened? 

Taco Bell is the country's favorite "Mexican restaurant," surpassing Chipotle and Moe's Southwest Grill in a new survey.

The Harris Poll EquiTrend Study gauges a brand's popularity based on consumer's familiarity with the brand, the quality of the food offered and the likelihood that they'll consider returning to the restaurant in the future.

Could Chipotle make a comeback? 

Does Taco really count as Mexican food? Why has it stayed so popular among younger consumers? And can Chipotle overcome its bad PR to be No. 1 again? Doc, Kris and Chef Patrick asked the important questions about this food headline on today's show.

Chef Patrick pointed out that Chipotle recently acquired a secret weapon. Brian Niccol, the CEO who turned Taco Bell around, is now bringing his expertise to Chipotle. The Mexican-inspired burrito and bowl chain reigned as No. 1 in the Harris study before food poisoning at several locations undermined its brand in 2016.

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