A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 13, 2013
Waffle Taco

A “waffle taco” is a taco with on a waffle instead of a tortilla. The item is often served at breakfast and filled with sausage, eggs, potatoes and cheese. “Waffle taco” has been cited in print since at least 2003 and 2006.

In 2013, Taco Bell tested waffle tacos in Southern California—a folded waffle filled with a sausage folded over scrambled eggs.


20 August 2003, The State (Columbia, SC), “Forsake breakfast bars for these tasty morning treats,” pg. D3:
Waffle Tacos: Another idea from Dole is to toast frozen waffles as directed on the box. Spread with a mixture of peanut butter and chopped apples or bananas, or peanut butter mixed with cocoa puffs or puffed rice cereal and a small amount of reserved juice from a canned fruit or your choice.

24 July 2006, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Joey is a she, thank you very much “ by Johnson Jenna, pg. S7:
They sold yogurt parfaits, pops, slushies, water and waffle tacos, sausages wrapped inside waffles.

Google Books
A Year and Six Seconds:
A Love Story
By Isabel Gillies
New York, NY: Hyperion
2011
Pg. ?:
They would sit and eat waffle tacos (waffles folded in half like a taco and filled up with oatmeal and fruit) and chat while Peter and I leaned against the counter, watching them, pouring milk or cleaning it up.

Google Books
The Truck Food Cookbook:
150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels

By John T Edge
New York, NY: Workman Pubishing
2012
Pg. 49:
Lucky J’s Austin, Texas
WAFFLE BREAKFAST TACOS

Amarillo (TX) Globe-News
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OKC Asian flavors coming to Amarillo shopping center

Posted: January 7, 2012 - 5:00pm
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The original Tango’s opened at 6200 Hillside Road, Suite 100, west of Bell, last fall. Shaping up as menu favorites? The Old School, a traditional ground beef taco, and Tango’s Cadillac, a compilation of sirloin, peppered bacon, guacamole and shredded cheese.

Now on the menu? Waffle tacos. Yes, waffle tacos. Somebody try ’em and let me know.

Brand Eating
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
News: Taco Bell Testing a Waffle Taco
Taco Bell is currently testing a Waffle Taco as a possible First Meal breakfast item at at least one Southern California location as shown in this Instagram photo.

The menu item consists of a folded waffle filled with a sausage folded over some scrambled eggs. There’s a packet of syrup on the side to sweeten the deal.

Eater
Waffle Tacos: Taco Bell Is Testing a Taco-Waffle Hybrid
Monday, May 13, 2013, by Paula Forbes
Ever since Taco Bell discovered they could sell a million Doritos Locos Tacos every day, they’ve acquired a taste for novelty tacos. Case in point: According to Brand Eating apparently the Mexican-ish fast food chainis testing Waffle Tacos. You know, tacos but with a waffle instead of a tortilla. They’re for breakfast, obviously.

After spying the Waffle Taco (the waffclo?) on Instagram, FoodBeast proved they were real at a Taco Bell in Orange County, California, and a rep for Taco Bell confirmed to Eater that “waffle taco is testing.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, May 13, 2013 • Permalink