SALT LAKE CITY — Taco Bell is feeling the crunch when it comes to tortilla stock.
“Even for a fast-food chain famous for its large and varied menu, the loss of such a key ingredient hits hard as everything from burritos to quesadillas is affected,” WSJ reports.
Taco Bell has about 7,000 locations across the United States. But, according to CNN, the company wouldn't divulge how many of those restaurants were experiencing a shortage.
"We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause," Taco Bell said in a statement, according to CNN.
The missing tortillas are used for quesadillas and burritos, according to CNN.
Why the shortage?: It’s unclear. Taco Bell said it’s working on addressing the shortage issue, encouraging customers to try different menu items in the meantime, like the Power Menu Bowl or the Cheesy Gordita Crunch. The Dorito shell tacos are available, too.
Social media wasn’t too pleased:
Not on my watch!— terry crews (@terrycrews) July 3, 2019
- President Camacho
Taco Bell tortilla shortage: Restaurants run out of tortillas, so no burritos, quesadillas https://t.co/MTTq7p1NJu
FYI: Taco Bell says some of its restaurants are experiencing shortages of tortillas, and that it is "working diligently to replenish the supply." https://t.co/NtGcRfIFTj— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) July 3, 2019
Check your store: Open the Taco Bell app and read the menu to see if any of your items aren’t available. You can also visit the Taco Bell website for availability options.