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Freebie tacos, but there's a catch

Wednesday - 2/9/2011, 7:52am  ET

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Taco Bell says its meat mixture filling contains 88 percent USDA-inspected beef and the rest is water, spices and a mixture of oats, starch and other ingredients that contribute to what it calls the "quality of its product." (AP)
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Taco Bell will offer Facebook fans a free taco as it looks to recover from a lawsuit questioning the content of its taco filling.

The company was recently thrust into the spotlight when a lawsuit claimed that the restaurant's seasoned beef filling did not have enough beef in them to be billed as such.

Taco Bell fought back with full-page ads that said "Thank You for Suing Us," and defended its beef products. It says they contain 88 percent beef, not 35 percent the law firm behind the lawsuit claimed. It also waged a social media campaign, urging Twitter users to voice their support.

The offer is available to Facebook members who "Like" the Taco Bell page. The offer is limited to 10 million coupons.

Of course, WTOP would like it if you became the station's friend on Facebook.

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