Atlanta restaurants offering ‘Bad Hombre’ menu items for Inauguration Day

The scene at Yalla at Krog Street Market. / AJC file photo

The scene at Fred’s Meat & Bread at Krog Street Market. / AJC file photo

It was barely three months ago when then presidential candidate (now president-elect) Donald Trump made headlines by referring to “bad hombres” during a presidential debate. One group of metro Atlanta restaurants is recalling the controversial moment on its menus this Friday, otherwise known as Inauguration Day.

West Egg, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Breads and Yalla are all adding Mexican-themed menu items in addition to their regular menus during regular hours of business. Dishes will likely include:

Ben Johnson, owner and partner at the four eateries, said the goal of adding the dishes is to “let our large number of female and minority staff know that we support and stand with them, that we reaffirm and celebrate the culture of inclusion that makes this industry and this country great…we chose Mexican food as being symbolic of this culture of inclusion…some of the best Mexican food in the city is not served out front to the public but is shared in the back of the restaurant during family meal.  This is an opportunity for our folks to speak through their food and share with everyone. ”


West Egg, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-872-3973,

“Abel’s Horchata”

“Tacos Carnitas”: Shredded pork, cabbage, cilantro, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn tortillas

“Chicken Tinga Tostadas”: Chicken stew, fried corn tortillas, queso fresco, crema

Tres Leches Cake


The General Muir,  1540 Avenue Place, Atlanta. 678-927-9131,

At breakfast, “Migas”: Scrambled eggs, crispy tortillas, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, served with black beans, salsa, cojita cheese, avocado, sour cream

At lunch, “Migas” plus “Jesus’ Pozole” and “Marco’s Fried Chicken Cutlet,” with guacamole, Carolina Gold rice

At dinner, “Jesus’ Pozole” and the “Mexican Burger”: red onion, roasted poblano, spicy mayo, avocado, American cheese

El Jimador Tequila Shots $2 (max two per guest)

Modelo Especial $2


Fred’s Meat & Bread, 99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-688-3733,

“Mexican Burger”: Red onion, roasted poblano, spicy mayo, avocado, american cheese

“Torta”: Mortadella, roast pork, white American cheese, avocado, lettuce, mayo, tomato, oregano, cilantro, olive oil, lime


Yalla: 99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-506-9999,

Chicken shawarma marinated with red chilies, adobo, fresh onion and pineapple.

“Laffa al Pastor”: Chicken, jicama, pineapple, cilantro, labneh, zhug, lime, avocado, radish

$1 Horchata

Johnson and his team are working on opening a mini food hall in Midtown later this year called The Canteen.



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