Tester: If Taco Bell needs more beef, Montana has the best

Senator urges fast food restaurants to ‘beef up’ with meat from Big Sky State

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester wants Taco Bell to look no further than Montana if the fast food giant wants to “beef up” its menu.

Taco Bell is facing a class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of its beef products.  The lawsuit claims less than 35 percent of Taco Bell’s taco filling is actually beef.  Taco Bell denies the accusation, claiming its filling is 88 percent beef.

“When I go to a restaurant, I expect the beef I order to be beef—not ‘filler’—and my guess is most Montanans, and Americans feel the same way,” Tester said.  “Montana’s ranchers raise the best cattle in the world.  If Taco Bell needs to beef up, they can give their customers the highest quality meat around by using Montana beef, and in the process, supporting agriculture jobs in Montana.  And that’s a win-win.”

Tester is a third-generation family farmer and longtime butcher who regularly returns to the Senate with his own supply of Montana beef, rather than purchasing non-Montana beef in Washington, D.C.