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Taco Bell is giving away free breakfast burritos

If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, maybe this will help: Taco Bell is giving away free Toasted Breakfast Burritos on Thursday

A Taco Bell in Metairie, Louisiana.
A Taco Bell in Metairie, La. On Thursday, Taco Bells nationwide are giving away free Toasted Breakfast Burritos.
Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, maybe this will help: Taco Bell is giving away free Toasted Breakfast Burritos on Thursday.

How to get a free burrito from Taco Bell on Thursday

  • Taco Bell is offering customers free Toasted Breakfast Burritos on Oct. 21 from 7 to 11 a.m. local time, according to a news release from the restaurant chain.
  • No purchase is required to claim the free burrito, and the deal is available in-store and via drive-thru.
  • For those who tend to hit the snooze button and run late in the morning, Taco Bell also has a wake-up call. Customers can text “Wake Up” to 1-866-WAKEUP3 to receive a pre-recorded wake up-call from Taco Bell reminding them to snag their free burrito, USA Today reported.

Why is Taco Bell giving away free burritos?

  • The giveaway on Thursday celebrates the nationwide return of breakfast to the Taco Bell menu, which was cut during the pandemic, according to USA Today.
  • Taco Bell started serving breakfast in 2014, and expanded its breakfast menu in March 2020 — just days before the pandemic hit, CNN reported.
  • Now, as restaurants and chains start to bounce back, 90% of Taco Bells nationwide are serving breakfast. The fast-food chain plans to expand breakfast to all restaurants in the future.