In a TikTok posted Tuesday, Taco Bell employee @gasswaay.trae says the restaurant’s wings are “just fried wings we get from KFC.”
“They’re good though,” the TikToker wrote in the video’s text overlay. The TikTok shows him taking frozen wings out of a bag and deep frying them.
As of press time, the video has received over 1.6 million page views.
The TikTok was an update on Taco Bell after TikToker went viral just a day before posting the video about wings with a TikTok saying Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists are fried pasta. (Are not).
Commenters on @gasswaay.trae’s video about the Taco Bell wings suspected that the wings are actually from KFC because both restaurants are owned by Yum! Brands. The Daily Dot was unable to verify if the wings are from KFC. However, it’s not out of the realm of possibility, given that it’s common to see a mix of Taco Bell and KFC restaurants sharing a building and staff.
“They’re from KFC,” commented _.kennedi.__ “KFC a taco bell owned by the same person.”
“‘Yum’ food brand owns Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and Long John Silvers,” wrote @deemarsha, calling the collaboration “simple marketing.” “When sales go down in one, a new item comes out in the other.” (It is not clear if this claim is true.)
@chelziereich even suggested that KFC used Taco Bell items in their own way. “KFC’s new ‘Secret Seasoning Fries’ are Taco Bell fries without the nacho seasoning.”
Others were convinced the wings were from the Walmart deli.
“Those are Walmart deli wings,” @mikemikeike wrote. “I’m surprised no one knew about this.”
@rich_bih_tendencies agreed. “You guys got the wings from Walmart. I know free deli wings when I taste them!!!”
And some commenters worried about @gasswaay.trae now that he’s gone viral twice trying to expose Taco Bell’s culinary secrets.
“You about to losessseeeeee yoooo jobbbbb,” wrote @livingwithlulu.
“Man, he’s going to get fired,” @whoknow_top commented.
The Daily Dot reached out to @gasswaay.trae via TikTok comment and to Taco Bell via email.
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*First published: January 14, 2022 at 5:36 pm CST
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