Taco Bell Fans Will Surely Miss 12 Menu Items Cut This Week
Taco Bell fans rushed up to get their favorite Taco Bell food as some of the items on the menu have been removed.
On August 13, Taco Bell cut 12 items on the menu, including Nachos Supreme, potatoes, and loaded grillers.
According to the Business Insider, Taco Bell announced the cutting of the items in July. Fans of the removed items on the menu took to social media to express their opinions on the changes. Many Taco Bell fans were enraged to see potatoes disappear from the menu.
I’d like to say so long and goodnight to some of my favorite potato items. You’ve done more for me than you’ll ever know. pic.twitter.com/DyOiA4kg7l — cop hater (@bd0ugz) August 12, 2020
Several disappointed fans shared in social media their favorites on the eliminated food items before the menu was changed. Some have even shared recipes on how to recreate the menu items. The LifeHacker published a guide on how to create the potatoes at home while the food influencer, Stephanie Cummings, posted her version for a homemade Quesarito.
View this post on InstagramIn honor of Taco Bell revamping their menu, I bring you the homemade quesarito. It might be the best thing I’ve eaten so far in 2020, and that’s a bold statement given what a junk drawer of a human I’ve been throughout quarantine. Buttery homemade tortillas, shredded cheese, cilantro lime rice, spicy seasoned ground beef, and QUESO. Recipe link in profile. A post shared by Stephanie Cummings (@saucedchef) on Jul 31, 2020 at 10:19am PDT
Last month, Taco Bell said it would add two new options: $1 beef burrito and $5 Grande Nachos Box. The chain hinted that a new plant-based "meat" choice is in the process for vegetarians and vegans who were upset about the end of serving potatoes at Taco Bell.
For your reference, here is the list of Taco Bell food items cut from its menu:
- Grilled Steak Soft Taco
- 7-Layer Burrito
- Quesarito (still available via web/app for order ahead)
- Nachos Supreme
- Beefy Fritos Burrito
- Spicy Tostada
- Triple Layer Nachos
- Spicy Potato Soft Taco
- Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
- Loaded Grillers (Cheesy Potato, Beefy Nacho)
- Chips & Dips
- Mini Skillet Bowl
As Taco Bell removed some of the fan-favorite menu items, the chain was reportedly testing a new fried chicken option to serve Crispy Chicken Wings at a California location, as per FoodBeast.
The Mexican food chain advertised the wings at Taco Bell's drive-thru and described it as "five-piece crispy chicken wings with spicy ranch sauce." The sign states that the bone-in drums and flats were breaded and flavored with "bold Mexican seasoning" for only $4.99.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Taco Bell said: "We're always innovating and listening to our fans and chicken is just one category that we're excited to explore further and put our Taco Bell spin on."
The wings have been spotted at the Fullerton, California only, and fans who have tried the new product loved it. The latest review from "Peep This Out" Youtube channel stated that the wings are fried perfectly, not oily, and the meat's quality is solid.
The changes happened when Taco Bell spent months analyzing the new way to run their restaurants, a spokesperson for the company told PEOPLE.
"With safety top of mind, we want to ensure an easy, and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members," the spokesperson said. "While some old favorites may be retiring, the continued creativity coming from our Food Innovation Team is non-stop."
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