Taco Bell (YUM -0.3%) expands on testing a new dollar menu initiative that could place it in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Taco Bell (YUM -0.3%) expands on testing a new dollar menu initiative that could place it in closer competition with the value propositions at McDonald's (MCD -0.1%), Burger King (BKW -2.9%), and Wendy's (WEN +0.7%) in the U.S. Analysts see the move as well-timed with the burger chains likely to struggle a bit to hold the line on prices in the face of escalating beef costs.