It’s been four long months since my last trip to my local Taco Bell, which is located inside a mall. And let’s face it – I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that (that, being venture inside of a mall in the middle of a pandemic). But when I (and my guts) get brave enough to return, the delicious n’ sloppy taste of the barfy-looking Nachos Supreme won’t be dancing atop my tongue. Allow yourself to dab at your tears with a crinkly brown paper napkin swiped from your last Taco Bell visit. For it’s a sad day. Taco Bell has just announced they’re cutting 12 menu items in an attempt to streamline the menu.
Taco Bell made the announcement in a press release that was issued today. They revealed the 12 items that will not see another day to live más. As mentioned above, the combo add-on classic Nachos Supreme is being retired. Fries Supreme remains on the menu. Taco Bell says they wanted to streamline their menu as a way to make the ordering experience quicker, the implication of which is basically that COVID-19 has forced Taco Bell to get people in and out as quickly as possible. via Business Insider:
“Beginning August 13, we will be simplifying our menu to streamline operations. This evolved menu approach comes after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants. With safety top of mind, we want to ensure an easy and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members.”
Taco Bell stresses that things might be brought back occasionally, but for now, the following items are no more:
Grilled Steak Soft Taco
Beefy Fritos Burrito
Triple Layer Nachos
Spicy Potato Soft Taco
Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes
Cheesy Potato Loaded Griller
Beefy Nacho Loaded Griller
They also claim that they’re continuing to focus on items that appeal to plant-based diets.
Of course, the lack of potatoes and the disappearance of the 7-Layer Burrito have some vegetarians and vegans upset. Taco Bell’s seasoned potatoes were a great alternative to meat, and the 7-Layer Burrito was customizable (you could switch out beef or chicken for beans).
taco bell getting rid of potatoes in august so therefore i will be passing away in august
— tori (@seitanwhore) July 14, 2020
TACO BELL SWEETIE YOU BETTER NOT BE REMOVING YOUR POTATOES FROM YOUR MENU. DONT DO POTATO LOVERS & VEGANS LIKE THIS. BEANS & POTATOES IS ALL WE GOT. DONT DO US DIRTY. DONT BE SHY: ADD SOME VEGAN MEAT & CHEESE.
— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@tyrathetaurus) July 14, 2020
i dont think i’m exaggerating when i say that taco bell getting rid of potatoes & loaded grillers is actually illegal
— honeybun (@lilpochaco) July 14, 2020
Not only are vegetarians and vegans being hit hard, but the lost souls who eat Taco Bell for breakfast will be missing the Mini Skillet Bowl. And rounding out the list of dead menu items are all three Chips & Dips options, which are: Chips and Nacho Cheese Sauce, Chips and Guacamole, Chips and Pico De Gallo. Oh, so what now? If I want something crunchy and covered with artificial cheese, I’m reduced to the indignity of begging for a side of nacho cheese to dip my crunchy-shell taco into? Jokes on you Taco Bell, I was already doing that.
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