Taco Bell confirms plans to slash 12 items from the menu, including potatoes, Nachos Supreme, and Loaded Grillers
- Taco Bell confirmed rumors that it is cutting 12 items from its menu in August, including fan favorites such as Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Nachos Supreme, and Loaded Grillers.
- Taco Bell is also adding two new options to the menu: a $5 Grande Nachos Box and a $1 beef burrito.
- "While change is hard, a simplified menu and innovation process will leave room for new fan favorites, continued progress in categories such as plant-based diets, and even opportunities for the return of some classics on a limited time basis," Taco Bell said in a press release.
The rumors are true — Taco Bell is making radical changes to its menu.
The fast-food chain announced on Friday that it is removing 12 items from its menu, including fan favorites such as Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes, Nachos Supreme, and Loaded Grillers. Quesaritos are going to be cut from restaurants' menus, but will remain available for order online and in the chain's app.Taco Bell's new menu will go into effect on August 13.
Here's the list of what is being cut from the 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
Taco Bell is also adding two new options to the menu in mid-August: a $5 Grande Nachos Box, which including chips, beef, refried beans, nacho cheese, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream, and a $1 beef burrito.Rumors of the menu cuts — especially of vegetarian-friendly potatoes — sparked backlash on social media even before Taco Bell confirmed the changes.
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Taco Bell hinted that the menu revamp might lead to some new vegetarian-friendly options in the future.
"We know some vegetarian go-to items might be gone, but Taco Bell's menu remains highly customizable," the chain said in Friday's press release. "Don't forget to lookout for the vegetarian symbol on menus to indicate vegetarian products, and remember you can swap out any protein for beans in any menu item."
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