Potatoes made their triumphant return to Taco Bell menus across the country this week, and they brought a few friends too.
This week, the fast food chain announced four new offerings (three returning products and one new one) that are all available for purchase today.
Here’s what the restaurant is serving up:
The restaurant describes the new drink as “carefree, with an up-for-anything, youthful twist,” adding, “it’s wild strawberry jazz and swing with lemonade folk and rhythm & blues. Sure, all are pretty great by themselves. But together, absolutely groundbreaking” (via Eat This, Not That!).
After more than four years, Taco Bell brought the cult classic quesalupa back to its menu, an item the chain calls one of its “biggest limited-time offers in history,” according to Business Insider.
“Our customers raved about the cheese filled chalupa shell in its first debut, so when the quesalupa began its return journey back to our nationwide menus, we knew we needed to perfect that cheesy experience — one that will be consistent for every guest and every bite,” Taco Bell’s global chief food innovation officer, Liz Matthews, stated in a news release (via USA Today).
"Worth the drive" is an understatement. The Quesalupa is back at Taco Bell.— Taco Bell (@tacobell) March 12, 2021
Thrillist reports March 11 was the nationwide return of potato dishes at Taco Bell, reintroducing the Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and Spicy Potato Soft Tacos to its menu. Potato lovers can now customize their orders by adding spuds to their favorite menu items and patrons can also substitute potatoes for meat in any dish to make it vegetarian friendly.
According to the site, the new potatoes are the same American Vegetarian Association-certified vegan product featured on Taco Bell’s menu before being temporarily removed in 2020.
“The return of our beloved potatoes is just the first step in showing our fans the strong continued commitment to vegetarian we are making this year,” Matthews stated (via Comic Book). “We have long been a leader in the vegetarian space, but this year, we have more meatless options in store that vegetarians, veggie-curious and even meat-eaters will love.”
In other news
The Verge reports that Taco Bell recently started selling taco-themed NFTs (which stands for “nonfungible tokens,” a fancy phrase that basically means digital art). On Sunday, the fast food company sold 25 NFTs on the online marketplace Rarible and sold out in less than 30 minutes.