1) In the family of one of my friends growing up they always made nachos using Doritos. The meat was seasoned with Lawry's taco seasoning. And the cheese was Velveeta.
2) There is a This American Life, iirc, that focuses on Mexicans who grew up in the states and then are sent back to live in Mexico who work as telemarketers and the like in Mexico City. Almost uniformly they miss Taco Bell.
3) I took some time off of college to run a small weekly newspaper for my dad. Because he paid me less than minimum wage, I lived with him. One time I made him teriyaki chicken from scratch. His only comment was that it was "exotic". He did not say it ironically.
This makes me so very sad.